Co. Kerry & The Skellig Islands

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Was down in Kerry this week with family and had a wonderful greeting from Molly the households pet pig. Really made it clear we were now in the country! Ha.

Arrived Tuesday night and was of course offered an abundance of tea, apple crumble & wine. Sat around chatting before bed to rest up for the next days activities. Wednesday we went to see the Skelligs but sadly only 2 out of the 4 of us could fit on the boat. My cousin Cliff and I were lucky to get the seats since the others had seen it before and fugging hell was it incredible.

In a nutshell the Skellig Islands are together a world heritage site famous for their thriving gannet and puffin populations, and for an early Christian monastery located at the very top. The steps to the top are steep, dangerous and awesome! Once in the monastery you get to chill out with the view of Kerry on one side and the wide open Atlantic ocean on the other. If your around it’s definitely worth the visit.

After the Skelligs we had lunch and drove around the ring of Kerry. I’m sure it was beautiful but to be honest I fell asleep… to be fair though, I had just done one hell of a stairmaster workout! Ha!

Great few days and got to finish my book guilt free on the train trip down :)
Back at the desk now to catch up on all admin milarky!

Until next time,
Chloë

Guinness Academy -The Perfect Pint!

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Mother & I brought my cousin Cliff from NZ to the Guinness Storehouse so he could learn to pour the perfect pint!
Here’s the how to…

THE PERFECT PINT;
STEP 1
Take a cool, clean, dry, Guinness branded glass.
STEP 2
Hold the glass under the tap at an angle of 45 degrees.
STEP 3
Pull the handle forward until it is horizontal and fill the glass to between 15mm and
20mm (about ¾”) from the top. Never put the tap spout into the Guinness.
STEP 4
Leave the surge to settle (approx 119.5 secs).
STEP 5
Top up the glass by pushing the tap handle backwards until the head is just proud of
the glass. Do not let the stout overflow, and never use a spatula to level the head.
STEP 6
Hand the pint to the consumer with a steady hand. There should be no overspill.

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Tourist or not, the storehouse is a pretty awesome place to see showing you how the Guinness is made, how it was stored and how it was advertised back in the day :) There’s also the Gravity bar with a 360 view of the city!

Until next time,
Chloë

ShortList Mag -Behind the Scenes in Monika Studios

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Over the weekend I was in London and on Monday I assisted the ever so talented Uzo Oleh in Monika Studios for ShortList Magazine. There was Dior, there was Prada and to top it off there was Nandos for lunch ;)

Photographer: Uzo Oleh
Second Photographer: Felipe Pagani
Model: Andre Hamann
Stylists: Adrian Clark | Mandy Pang
Hair Stylist: Daniele De Angelis

Until next time,
Chloë

- The girl with the [Train Tattoo]

Dun Laoghaire

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Day 61/365

Evening adventure around Dun Laoghaire on Thursday after work. There was ice-cream, boats, more ice-cream and more boats… there was also one fire breathing dragon and a cup of tea!

So happy Teddys has extended to the end of the pier as it’s the best place to sit, chill and enjoy the view =)

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Until next time,
Chloë

-The girl with the [Train Tattoo]