The Old Irish Ways

Moving back home to Ireland was always going to be a strange transition. But I found myself falling back into my old ways easier than I thought possible. It started with settling back into my bedroom, reuniting with the dogs (more like sheep in one case!) and catching up with friends and family I wouldn’t…

Women in Racing

I came across this organisation in the lead up to the Aintree Grand National festival. Offering a race day package including a tour of the Grand National course with industry leaders, a champagne brunch and a private facility for the day. The biggest draw for me was the group of people that this event brought…

The Present of Presence

The weirdest thing about leaving uni for me was the fact that, unless we organise something, I will not see my friends. Since last night I had not seen most of my friends since our graduation. When I think of meeting up with friends I always associate it with travelling away to other people- often…

Dublin Horse Show

As a Pony Club graduate, fellow alumni must be supported in all major equestrian events. This brought me to the Dublin Horse Show yesterday. Of course this was not the only attraction towards attending! Similar to my venture to the Galway races, driving was the chosen transport mode. Against mom’s persistent insistence that the trusty…

Galway Girls

My mom, my sister and I traveled to Galway on Friday of the horse racing festival. Each year I make sure I go racing during the course of this festival. Galway is an hour and a half from where I live, various travel arrangement have been organised with friends over recent years to facilitate this…

Quintessentially British

My exploration of the UK was limited when I was in first year as I had no car. My first ventures outside of Cirencester revolved around visits to the family homes of my friends of the RAU. My friends have given me a unique insight into country British living. My life growing up in Ireland…

Balance

Achieving balance in ones life leads to happiness. A simple logic. However, the question is, what forms this for you? From a young age people are forced into a largely balanced lifestyle. At school the proportion of breaks and class periods are divided so that people have enough of each. What happens when this control…