Does anyone actually win those big competition prizes? You know the ones...the new car, a world trip? I didn't think so either, until I actually won a trip to Ireland courtesy of Tourism Ireland NZ.
My name is Paddy, I'm from New Zealand & I'd like to invite you to follow me on my 2012 month long journey around the island of Ireland & and my many other musings, as I continue my love affair with this beautiful place.
Saturday, 19 January 2013
P.S. I Love You
At my desk... Upstairs @ Griffins Bakery, Galway 2011
I have to confess Ireland.... I’ve got a little bit of a crush on
Maybe it’s the spirits of my Irish ancestors pulling me back to you or
maybe it’s just that you were such a ‘beaut’ [kiwi colloquialism] place to be
[travel] around .
Whatever it is that has drawn me in, ‘hook line & sinker’, I can’t
stop thinking about you.Most days I‘m
all a twitter over you or just plain stalking you.
Seriously though, it’s been10 months
now since I returned from Ireland & still I can’t seem to stay away from
the place... in a virtual sense, that is.
After winning my trip to Ireland I was encouraged by Tourism Ireland NZ
to start Blogging & Tweeting while I was on my road trip there.So I have them to ‘thank’ for unleashing me
onto Blogspot & Twitter, both of which I’d never ventured into before or
felt in the least bit inclined to go near.But it has been through both these social mediums
that I’ve met [in a cyber sense] some super people & I’m loving the
connections you can make, more recently those I’ve made via Twitter.
I'm going to try to keep Paddy’s Wagon relevant to Ireland, despite living 18.000km away from each other. I've been told long distance relationships can be difficult but we're going to give it go.
Back Soon.... I promiseJ
P.S. If you are interested in heading off to the Island of Ireland in the
near future & need a helping hand with your itinerary, then back track to
Paddy’s Wagon “Ireland at Last”, the start of myIreland road trip.