I’ve spent the last week in Northern Ireland, and it has been AMAZING. Other than the Giant’s Causeway I really didn’t know what I wanted to see, but I’m lucky enough to have a best friend with all the right knowledge, and a welcoming family to boot. So I couldn’t have been in better hands.
Here are the things I learnt:
- The Giant’s Causeway is totally worth it, but definitely go in a storm so that you can combine fear of being blown into the ocean with actually getting to be the only people on the Causeway.
- Northern Ireland is excellently provisioned with public toilets.
- If you want my money, just make a fridge magnet of your attraction (I came home with 3)
- Potato bread is king of the breakfast potato products.
- I can withstand gale-force winds.
- Rope bridges are fun.
- Safely make it across a rope bridge suspended above the tumultuous waters of the Irish Sea? Easy. Just walk along a promenade without throwing my own face at the floor? Can’t do it mate.
- I still know all of the words to “Unsinkable Dream” from the Titanic musical I was in when I was about 12.
- All of Northern Ireland is in fact Game of Thrones.
Credit to the lovely Mr Gordon for photos containing me (because we all know I can’t take photos of myself on account of my tiny arms)