A collection of haunting and beautiful stories about everyday people in the city of Dublin. The stories delve into all aspects of their lives, but religion is a key focus as in ‘The Sisters’ where a boys relationship with his priest is called disquietingly into question, and the monotony of daily life, e.g. ‘Eveline’ who seeks to free herself and gets a step from the ship that will take her to a new life before her world snatches her back.
sorbet87's Life List
1. Learn to cook
3. Sell All Your Junk on eBay and Make a Profit
4. answer a personal ad
5. Attend a film premiere
6. read the greatest books ever written
7. Attend the Eurovision Song Contest
8. go to the dogs
9. Live in at least 10 different countries
10. volunteer record for librivox
How I did it: Because I am travelling I need to live on a strict budget and it's something that frequently stresses me out. In the past I've never known exactly how much I was spending but just carried around a vague guilt that it was too much followed by possible shock at the end of the month.This goal was EXTREMELY beneficial in reducing that worry. It helped me feel in control and see that I am not actually a crazy spender. In fact, I'm not su… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I got my arse into a train at 5am and then a bus! But when I alighted I was glad I had done it because Autumn in Vienna is really something to be seen. I highly recommend an apfel strudel in the Café Central or watching the lights dance through the stained glass in St Stephens Dum. On the last day I saw a gorgeous exhibit at the Augustina and stood among the butterflies in the butterfly house. Had to have a sachertorte too :) My bus… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I got up at 5am and on a train through the Czech Republic, then joined a 6 hour bus ride straight to Budapest :)I stayed in a room through Airbnb and it was about 17 euros per night- hostels are not always the best option :) Read how I did it…
Based loosely on the Odyssey epic (which I studied at university) this covers a single 24 hour period in Dublin, and the intertwining actions of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus. Entire lengthy chapters are dedicated to them chewing the fat in a Dublin bar or walking and admiring the pretty girls at the beach- all in an incredibly complex and dense range of literary styles.
I have to agree with one reviewer who said there was a touch of The Emperor’s New Clothes about this text’s fame, or perhaps I just failed to understand it in places. But there were certainly moments of standout brilliance!
This was a really novel taste for me, I made it with a group of friends and it is apparently an Austrian dish. You boil and mash potatoes, then mould them into flour-covered balls and finally fry them in poppyseeds and icing sugar. Interesting!
Also made: bananas in blankets from this recipe http://www.foodista.com/blog/2012/02/17/bananas-in-a-blanket-are-a-fruity-snack-for-kids#