Friday, 22 October 2010

Last Day in Dublin (sob)

Monday meant having to leave Ireland, which was sad. Very sad.

First, there was PACKING. This is interesting, when you have 9 books, one jar of honey, some jewellery and a poppet more to take home, than you had when you arrived. Not that I didn't want all those things, just that they all take up space.
Then, pausing only for pancakes and tea, we headed out to Blackrock to visit Louisa at her beautiful bookshop, Raven Books. For me it was a very fleeting visit, as I had to get to the airport to catch my flight home, but it was never the less a fun morning.

We got a train out there, and spent a long time browsing the shop (and I found a copy of Gail Carriger's 'Changeless', which is a Good Thing)

Louisa met octokitty, and then we went for lunch. And did I mention that Anabek gave me a handful of eyeballs, to make up for the fact that unlike the others (and Finn) i would not be going on a Ghost Bus  for the evening.

My Octocon Swag!
I was fortunate enough to have a smooth (if ltime consuming) jouney home And oh,so very tired!
I haven't posted all my pictures in the blog but if you want to see more the full flickr set is  here .

Oh, and did I mention the glorious steampunk earrings and Cthulhu pendent I bought, from Ukapala. Nice, aren't they?


louisa said...

Not quite sure why I look so scared in that photo - like octokitty's mama was coming to reclaim her young...

Hope you enjoy the @gailcarriger, maybe as well you didn't have longer for browsing considering the amount of swag already accumulated!

Marjorie said...

Perhaps as a reaction to having your shop invaded by five fiends...?
And yes, any more purchases and I would have had to start jettisoning clothes.

spacedlaw said...

That link for the jewelry doesn't quite work out...

Marjorie said...

You're right. Correct link is here