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Belfast Buzz & Giveaway

 

The Craic in Belfast

So it’s coming up on a month in Belfast, Northern Ireland!

The apartment is really coming along the way we want it to be! I’m loving it more and feeling more comfortable and at home in it everyday. I also love the public transport in Belfast. The bus flies into town, only taking five minutes to get to city centre, otherwise I’m walking a nice 25 minutes which still is pretty great. And the bus drivers are typically nice here?!? I swear the drivers in Dublin would bark at you or say nothing at all. People are generally friendly here in Belfast. Another bonus, which to me, is a big one.

The weather was very generous and we got two weeks or so of pure sunshine. However, it’s back to drearier days now. I don’t mind though! I’m away to France on Thursday and I’ll soak up the sun there (;

I’m still job hunting but keeping busy by socialising with friends, making new friends (I’ve met some lovely ones so far!), networking and running errands. I’m also taking this time to dive into things I’ve been wanting to devote some time to like lifting weights, baking & cooking, and reading. Life is pretty good.

And blogging of course! There is much more to come for RedheadAmerican.com!  (; I’m very excited to share more plans this summer.

Giveaway Time!

Speaking of which, have you entered my giveaway on Instagram? I’ve teamed up with Crann to giveaway these Irish wooden sunglasses in the style ‘Gra.’ Aren’t they fun? They’re comfy too.

‘Gra’ means love in Irish. ‘Crann’ actually means tree, hence all their products are Irish wood, which is brilliant, so local! I do love to support local where I can. I always have ever since my dad opened up his own glasses store in my hometown about ten years ago. It’s so important to support local businesses. And I mean in any scenario, skip Cafe Nero or Starbucks and hit a new cafe run by your town or city’s residents!

Anyway, back to the giveaway! You can win these if you’re in the UK or Ireland for free. Who doesn’t love free stuff?! All you have to do is comment on my Instagram post tagging a friend, make sure you and your friend are following both me and @Crann.Co and then comment on @Crann.Co’s giveaway post with me in it for an extra chance to win! Closes June 29th. Winner picked randomly that day.

My Instagram: @redheadamerican

Crann’s Instagram: @Crann.Co

Best of luck. Go enter for a chance to win!

Follow Me on BlogLovin’

Heya!

Just a very, very, very quick post to say I’m now on BlogLovin if you wish to follow my page: Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Bloglovin is a better way to follow the blogs you like to read and keep on top of their recent posts via your phone, laptop or PC. It just keeps everything nice and organized for readers! You can also discover other lovely blogs on it! If you’re out and about a lot and need an app with some fun blog reads, download the Bloglovin iPhone app.

To keep up with me throughout the day, follow me on Instagram where I post Instagram stories almost daily. If you’re not following already, my other social media accounts can be found here.

I have so many plans for Redhead American and it’s content in 2018 and am so looking forward to sharing it!

Thank you! (:

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Quick Autumnal Update

 

Autumnal Update

My favorite season in general and my favorite season in Ireland has finally arrived. I basically love pumpkin anything, all the fall colors, chunky knit sweaters and my riding boots crunching (stomping) all the leaves. It’s a very autumnal October and I’m all bundled up at the train station brainstorming where to take my blog next. I’ve an upcoming Amsterdam trip planned for Thanksgiving next month. I’ve never been and I am very, very stoked. Every year I throw a big dinner party abroad but this year will be a new spin on it. I’m also hoping to get to Madrid in January after my exams with the same group of friends from the Netherlands trip. I’m wondering whether to go beyond just travel and Irish life on here. As of right now I’d love to do posts on yoga, self care, fashion, uni organization AND more travel. If you have suggestions get in touch (my Instagram is @redheadamerican)!

I’ve been a busy bee lately. Uni is in full swing. I’ve been settling in during the week and heading away on weekends to see people and hit the town with them. Final year is obviously more intense and it’s taken some adjustment. It just takes being organized and quite focused. One year left and I’m looking forward to finishing. I can’t believe how fast it has all gone by. Feels just like yesterday my dad left me at my freshmen accommodation and I was an eager little fresher. Graduation next fall seems like a faraway dream, eeeek!

Village of Dunboyne, Meath covered in leaves
“American boots” broken out for the season
Big ol’ leaf in Stephen’s Green in Dublin

I LOVE fall in Massachusetts too. Well, let’s say all of New England. The foliage is beautiful. People from all over go on foliage tours near where I’m from just to see the scenes change. Pumpkins are literally all over house doorsteps, shop fronts and most importantly Dunkin’ Donuts (I miss and love you, Dunkin’. I’ll be home for Peppermint Mocha season, I promise). Ooooh I can’t wait for all things Christmas! But first to enjoy all that fall brings. Halloween, Amsterdam and Thanksgiving first, I must pace myself.

Throwback to last year’s peppermint mocha season – clearly looking content! 
Throwback to last year’s peppermint mocha season – if you know me, you know I miss Dunkin so much when I’m away!

Right, that’s all for now. Let me know what you would like to see if you are interested. 

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