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Farewell to Dublin: Miriam in Ireland, 2017

Farewell to Dublin: Miriam in Ireland, 2017

Today I leave Dublin and I’m Donegal-bound — after I make an excursion to the out-of-town Tesco to try and get some gluten-free bread. (I’m getting quite acquainted with Dublin transport: took the Luas the other day and now I’m going to experience the DART.) So I thought I’d look back on the last few days. I wrote this on my phone, so I apologise for any formatting errors, or if it turns out disproportionately long — it’s hard to…

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Blame My Dissertation

Blame My Dissertation

I haven’t been sleeping as much as I’d like recently. I probably still sleep more than the average person; it’s still the Easter break, I’m still fatigued, and I don’t often get up before noon. But I’m not sleeping well. I find it difficult to drop off, however late it is when I go to bed; a lot of that’s to do with anxiety, and I’ve had some significant panic attacks lately, though I’m not certain why. Even once I…

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Expectations And Realism

Expectations And Realism

I passed 25k for NaNoWriMo this morning. I probably should have been working on one of the two essays due within the next week, but I decided to start the day with some writing, and I enjoyed doing it. I also enjoyed reaching that milestone, even though a couple of years ago that would have been disappointing. The problem with having been a very very fast writer (before I had university to get in the way, and wrist problems to…

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The Road To Lisdoonvarna

The Road To Lisdoonvarna

I’m going to Ireland tomorrow. This is something I have wanted to do since I was about ten years old and I first read The New Policeman by Kate Thompson, and it’s finally happening. I’m going to Ireland. I’m going to see Kinvara, where the book is set. I’ll see Lisdoonvarna, as named in the tune The Road To Lisdoonvarna. And I’m going to see the Burren. Ah, the Burren. Of all the places I want to see, this is…

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