• Lifestyle

    Which not-so-known series to watch aka my rec list

    This week I was inspired by an article by V., who wrote about her ten favorite series (you can find the link at the end of the article) and even though I would love to annoy you all with my superhero series, I decided to inspire you and serve you a dozen little known series. One of the reasons I don’t even want to write my favorite series is because we would’ve been here for quite long. And there is no chance that I will be able to put together a TOP10. But again, I spend a lot of time on series, and in the last month, I’ve discovered complete…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    My fav spots in Ireland

    This will totally be a trip down the Memory Lane. Recently I woke up with a feeling when I just want to go somewhere where I haven’t been for a long time, preferably in nature (I blame you, you beautiful warm sun). Well, considering what’s happening now and also that I’m stranded in Dublin and I’m not that close to nature (and somehow I miss the real Czech one), I decided to aerate oooold photos and show you various Irish nooks. To the sounds of Selena Gomez’s new album, I’m going to rummage through my hard drive and I’m saying in advance that I don’t know what awaits us. And…

  • Lifestyle

    Eurovision Corner: 2020 and Eurovision at a glance

    Okay, now you’re probably wondering why you even clicked on this link when you’re not interested in Eurovision.. I’m glad you asked. In this article I will do my best to convert Eurovision fans-to-be to give the best music show in the galaxy a chance, I will also summarize information about this year’s virtual Eurovision for all those who are lost in it. Let’s dive in! (Behold my Photoshop skills. Also, credit to EBU.) What the hell is Eurovision!? Eurovision or the Eurovision Song Contest is a music competition organized every May by the EBU (European Broadcasting Union – they are behind biathlon too) and consists of two semi-finals and…

  • Gigs and Cons

    Live: Marina shone in the Olympia Theatre

    British pop diva Marina visited Dublin last year as part of the Love + Fear tour. After all, as with her every tour (Ellie Goulding who?). Of course, I couldn’t miss the show, especially when I was so excited about her last record. I remember Marina sometime from 2010 (?) with the hit Primadonna Girl. But I never followed her career until last year, when I bumped onto the pilot single Handmade Heaven for the upcoming record on Spotify. The song was a completely different experience. I don’t even know why I pressed the play button, but the song immediately interested me. Pop elements gone, ballad, exaltation. Beauty. No wonder…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Flying above Copper Coast Geopark in a helicopter

    A helicopter flight over the Waterford coast was a gift from me and my mom’s friend for my mom’s birthday two years ago. The company operating these flights flies over several destinations in Ireland and we chose the Copper Coast Geopark because we know the place pretty well. Copper Coast Geopark is a coast in southern Ireland stretching 25 km from Kilfarrasy Beach to Stradbally Beach. In addition to beautiful beaches and sea views, the geopark also has a lot of history. For lovers of geography and geology a little info from Wiki: the coast is of volcanic origin and there are Neolithic dolmens, fortresses from the Iron Age, pre-Christian…

  • Gigs and Cons

    Live: Dermot Kennedy in pre-Christmas Dublin

    I had a very special Christmas last year – a day before Christmas Eve me and my mum went to a concert of an Irish singer songwriter Dermot Kennedy. I’ve been keeping an eye on Dermot for over two years since Moments Passed started playing on the radio. It was quite a production on the Irish music scene back at that time. I wanted to see him in May, but he only played at the Olympia Theater and even though it was three evenings in a row, he sold out all three of them. In the end I was glad, because it was also a Eurovision time and the year…

  • Ireland,  Travelog

    Gothic beauty called Johnstown

    Let’s go back in time to July 2019 when we went on a trip to East Ireland – to a park called Johnstown which can be found right by Wexford town. This park is not any special except there are peacocks running free & wild and there is a castle, too! Surely you’ve never seen a castle. Let alone an Irish one! This one in Johnstown is visually different from the rest British-Scottish like castles. The Johnstown one looks more like a chateau (yep, this is an English word). The first mention of the estate dates back to the 12th century, when it was owned by the Norman family. During…

  • Gigs and Cons

    Live: Sigrid got the 3 arena moving

    The Norwegian pop princess has been on my concert bucket list since Strangers single. Sigrid has played in Ireland several times, but it was either in the middle of nowhere or in a sold out club. I have to admit that I bought the ticket for her 3 Arena concert sometime in the summer – long after this stop was announced. Well, I’m not going to bore you with the details, however before I melt over the gig, I just want to remind you that Sigrid released Sucker Punch in March and it’s pretty good. I think everyone can find something to relate to on that record. Oh and the…

  • Travelog

    Belfast: what to see and do

    After eight years in Ireland and eternal planning, my mom and I finally went to Belfast. In the article I will melt over the beauty of the Northern Irish metropolis, but it will also be an informative type of an article, because I think that there is not enough tips on TripAdvisor. Sadly, when I Googled what to see in Belfast, TripAdvisor showed me about only three places and I thought there wasn’t much to see and do in Belfast. So my mom and I went without any plan and we thought we would get off the bus and wander around. So we got off the bus and we were…

  • Gigs and Cons

    How Wallis Bird's strong voice took over Vicar Street

    Hearing Wallis Bird name probably doesn’t ring any bells, however, that doesn’t change the fact that you should give her a chance. Wallis is an Irish singer-songwriter currently living in Berlin. She has released a new studio album Woman this year and to my delight announced an Irish leg of tour. Originally I was thinking about Dublin and Cork but then Sigrid announced a Dublin gig so I only went to Dublin. Wallis is an extraordinary artist from a small town Enniscorthy in County Wexford (southeast of Ireland). What is interesting about Wallis apart from her pop folk style is a fact that she is a left handed but she…