I recently went to see Florence and the Machine with my friend Ellie in Hyde park. They have this festival thing each year called British Summer time. Some other really good people were headlining this year too that I would have loved have seen such as, Mumford and Sons ( I’ve seen them at Reading festival a few years ago and they were incredible, and Stevie Wonder because he’s an absolute babe.
The Festival was pretty packed, which sometimes I can’t seem to deal with, but I actually felt ok which was good. It also blimmin tipped it down at one stage, classic British festival, and everyone got soaked but after that one little episode it stayed dry which was cool.
My friend and I managed to get to the front of the second set of barriers so we could see the stage really clearly and see the band etc.
Florence was just such an amazing performer. She made me feel like I was part of some sort os spiritual meeting haha. Her voice was incredible and she had such lovely things to say. She told the crows how this was the end of her long tour and she felt sad but also really happy to be ending it in London with us all. She also asked us all to put our phone away for one song ‘How big, how Blue, how beautiful’ so that we could just connect for that moment and remember it in our memories. It felt really special/ Dweeby haha. I absolutely loved and and would 100% recommend going to see her live!!
A little late, as ever, but i’m finally writing about my long weekend in Dublin. I went on the first weekend of June and its now July. Oops.
I thought Dublin was a really cool city. We were so lucky with the weather too, the sun was shining the whole time!! The taxi drivers said to us, this is really rare! I now think back as it being a really sunny lovely place.
We arrived late Thursday evening and just chilled. Friday morning we got up fairly early and went exploring. We went to the little museum of Dublin. I would definitely recommend doing this. It’s a really small quirky place and the guide was so funny and I actually learnt so much about Dublin’s History. We were also given a 10% off voucher for the cafe downstairs at the museum which served really delicious food. I got a Goats cheese and beetroot sandwich, I didn’t get a photo as I was too busy enjoying it lol. We then walked to the other side of the city to the Guinness Store factory. My favourite bit was the roof top bar, some amazing views and a lovely place to drink my pint
Saturday we took a boat tour along the river which i would also recommend. Again, I learnt loads about Dublin and the guide was really nice 🙂
We stayed in an apartment near to the Dog racing track that we found on http://www.airbnb.co.uk . It was perfect for what we needed it for and it was really nice to be able to sit on the balcony with prosecco and strawberries and watch the races on Saturday night 🙂
About 10.30 Saturday night we headed to the area of the city known as Temple Bar. this is a strip of pubs and bars along the river. if you go to dublin you must go here! every place we went had live irish music. ! I drank Guinness the whole night lol. It was really good fun. There was a real mixture of people, young and old and it made for a really good night.
I think a long weekend was the perfect amount of time to spend in this City and if you get the chance to go, do it !