Jun 19, 2010

This weekend ...

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...


Shopping:

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.

Exploring (virtually):

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.

Reading:

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.

Baking:

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.)

1 comment:

the gan said...

Hey Jacinta,


My name is Simon, and I work down at the Ballilogue Clochan that you mentioned there above. Were really keen to find out how you heard about us over in N.Y and would love if you could email us at info@ballilogueclochan.com

Kind Regards


Simon Gahan

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