I'm having a delayed reaction to my weekend. See, I went to see The Villagers on Thursday night. Frontman, Conor O'Brien was flying solo for this performance, and I thought he was amazing. It was an intimate gig and I even got to shake the man's hand after the show—very nice guy. If you get a chance to catch him on this tour, I would highly recommend it. Anyway, long story short: no lunch or dinner + no shortage of beer = no good Friday + catch-up Saturday.
It's already Saturday evening, so it seems I'll be squeezing a whole lot of weekend into my Sunday...
Gilt.com has a sale on Orla Kiely stationery (you'll find it in their home department). I'm a huge fan of Kiely notebooks—especially the little car journals with stickers, and plan to stock up on a few for back-to-college gifts for my younger cousins.
Ballilogue Clochán, a "creative, cultural innovation hub set in the idyllic rural countryside of south Co. Kilkenny, offering a select range of workshops and lectures in a tranquil artisan, communal setting." Will dedicate part of my Sunday to figuring out how I can swing a weekend-workshop at this tranquil spot.
The Tower, written by W.B. Yeats in 1928, contains some of the poet’s best-known works, including "Leda and the Swan," "Sailing to Byzantium," and "Among School Children." I found a used copy in a bookstore recently, and plan to while away the last few hours of my weekend in Yeats' meditations.
I'm thinking to bake a sponge cake. I haven't made one in ages and ages but my brother-in-law's recent birthday + Father's Day is excuse enough to sandwich jam and cream between two cakes of yummy sponge (though, in all honesty, I'd be fine waiting until Monday to bake it so I don't have to share! That said, I will share pics here if I pull it together.)