Saturday, July 26, 2008

Magically Delicious

I am putting this photo up because I love the rainbow and what better place for rainbows than Ireland. This photo was taken at Rosslare Strand, County Wexford. It is beyond Happy Days I tell you.
We fly back to London on Wednesday and begin painting in the Venue. When I have artwork to show I will upload the images. For now, enjoy life and chase rainbows. (it's magically delicious)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Howth Head

We are winding down the time being spent here in Ireland. It is amazing how fast the time passes. While preparing for the trip I remember thinking how will I spend my time? What if there is nothing to do, where will we go? And then you turn around and it is a month later and where did the time go?

The photo which accompanies this entry was taken at Howth Head. For those of you who don't know, the city of Dublin is basically located on a bay. Situated at top of the bay is Howth and the bottom of it is Dun Laoghaire. Another perfect day as we watched the Irish ferries cutting through the water returning to port.

Life is good. For those of you who don't remember how good it is try to take the time and do something for yourself. Otherwise you may turn around and find that while you weren't looking life has passed you by.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Jody and Benny Jammming

Jody played yet another gig in Dublin at Doolin’s on Holles Street. Last night he was joined on stage by long time pal and band mate Benny White. Jody and Benny first performed together during the 70’s in bands such as Elmer Fudd and Portrait. Jody wants you all to know that “it was a pleasure for Benny to be on stage with him again”. You can see from the photo that accompanies this entry that both Jody and Benny have since(the 1970's)gotten their hair trimmed by a considerable amount.

Tonight we enjoy a night off and a couple of pints. We are plotting our next week here. I have created designs for a bar in London. So we are most likely heading back over there next week so I can create some murals. Will keep you updated.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Back in Dublin

We arrived back in Dublin today after zooming around the countryside. It is true every where you turn here there is a castle. One of my favorites so far was Johnstown Castle in County Wexford. While we were there the bridal parties and photographers were lined up. The grounds and gardens are absolutely stunning. The sound of peacocks and trickling waterfalls filled the air.

We also made a point of seeing Kells Priory. The ruins were breathtaking. The priory is situated alongside King's River beside the village of Kells, about 15km south of the city of Kilkenny. The priory is a National Monument. One of its most striking features is a collection of medieval tower houses spaced at intervals along and within walls which enclose a site of just over three acres. These give the priory the appearance more of a fortress than of a place of worship and from them comes its local name of "Seven Castles".

After we toured the grounds we headed back to Rosslare for a walk on the beach. The photograph was taken at sunset, which over here in the summer is about 9:00 PM.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Jody's Weekend Gigs

Jody is playing two gigs this weekend in Dublin. Tonight at the Concord in Edenmore, Raheny at 10:30 PM. Tomorrow night you can find him at Waterside, Clondalkin at 10:30 PM. So, if you know anyone in Dublin tell them to come out and support Jody.

The accompanying photo to this entry was taken on the Tower Bridge in London last week. On our way back home Jody may be playing a gig in London. I will update you when I know more.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Donadea National Forest

We had another lovely day. We went to the Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. While most of the artwork was good there were a few pieces I found to be a bit contrived.
But hey who am I to judge. It rained again today (there seems to be a pattern developing) so it was nice strolling leisurely through the museum. Afterwards we drove through the Phoenix Park. Which by the way is the largest urban enclosed park in Europe. It is amazing to see herds of reindeer grazing away in a park in the center of Dublin.

The photograph accompanying this post is of Donadea National Forest located 30 miles outside Dublin in County Kildare.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dublin, Ireland Just a WEE Bit Cooler...

We are in Dublin, Ireland and from the moment we stepped off the plane there was just something in the air... I call it ICE!! Seriously, the temperature in Ireland is much cooler than what we had in London. I have been wearing a heavy wool jacket, sweater, two shirts and a scarf. Yep, summer in Ireland where you can experience 4 seasons in one day. So happy I brought that little bikini. I could use the top as ear muffs.

All kidding aside, it is so lovely here. And boys and girls we must remember, it is the rain which gives the Emerald Isle her lovely green grass, happy flower boxes, and ENORMOUS CROWS.

Jody and I got a wonderful tour of the Book of Kells yesterday from his friend Benny. (thanks Benny!) Tonight we are heading out to Brady's Pub (yes Denise, just like Days) for a pint tonight.

London Was Lovely

We spent the past week in London, England. The weather was absolutely sensational with sunny weather and temps in the low 80's, light sweaters needed at night. Jody and I walked the city from one end to the other. It doesn't get dark until 11 PM so we had plenty of time to plod around time. One day our pedometers recorded 11 miles.

From the Camden Town Market to the British Museum and of course Big Ben we had a really great time.

If you haven't been to London it really is a great city. It is a true melting pot of different cultures, sights and sounds.