Monday, 27 October 2014


The one and only Kit Harington, he makes me go all heart eye emoji and gooey every time I see a picture of him. Not the only reason to be a GoT fans but certainly some bonus eye candy ;)

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Photo of the Day

Strobe lights plus rapid fire snapping equals what I think is a pretty cool photoset! This is why strobe lights are the best.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

God Bless Oscar Wilde - Quote of the Day

'There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other way is to read Pope.'
Oscar Wilde

The undisputed king of sass right there ladies and gents. If you want unapologetic, ruthless burns then all you have to do is read Wilde and worship his unmatched sarcasm.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Steer Clear of the Word Fangirl

Call me any name under the sun just please don't ever call me a fangirl. That word conjures up images of screaming teenage girls who go to ridiculous, invasive lengths to feel closer to the artist/band that they look up to. The kind of fans who become obsessed to a terrifying degree. People who ruin gigs for people by screaming obscenities at the band members or acting completely inappropriate and making everyone around them roll their eyes in irritation. (Just to clarify, it's totally fine to be really into a band but there are lines that shouldn't be crossed, such as invading anyone's privacy or ruining a gig experience for other fans). Fangirl, to me, is just not a nice word.

As someone who has always found solace and I suppose a sort of healing in music, I hate the idea of being associated with something that essentially sullies the industry, the experience.

I understand that not everyone has the same connection with the same music I do, some people don't have a connection with any music at all. I don't particularly like soccer but I wouldn't insult someone who loved soccer just because I don't share the love y'know? Everyone has to have some sort of outlet and if listening to music is mine then why is it that can be twisted into an insult? If I like to spend money on gigs why is that anyones else's concern? It honestly baffles me that people can scoff at something so important to me simply because it makes me happy. If I decide to tattoo my favourite lyric across my forehead, why should anyone else care? (Exception made there for my mother, I'm sure she wouldn't be too impressed with that).

The irony of this entire piece is that some of the only people who ever call me a fangirl are the people closest to me, those who should know better seeing as I've often asked them not to do that. If I have a particularly bad day or episode and it's 3am, I'm crying hysterically and the meds aren't working, I can put in my earphones and it'll eventually pass. I would never dream of calling a friend because I couldn't bear to burden them with my problems. The very people who say I should call them in this sort of situation are the people who throw 'pfft you're such a stupid fangirl!' my way as often as they can. Painfully ironic right? The thing they criticise is the only thing that has kept me from making some very silly, irreparable mistakes in times of crisis.

I know I'm sort of just ranting now but I just really needed to address this because it genuinely annoys me.

Basically my point is; don't insult people for enjoying something that you don't enjoy, or that you don't enjoy to the same degree. As long as it's a safe outlet, let them be for feck sake!

Any points I missed? Any opinions? Leave 'em below or tweet me @EarthToNiamh x

Quote of the Day

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
Hugh Laurie

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mini Trip to Köln

Köln is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever visited, I honestly didn't want to leave! I wish I'd spent more than 3 days there, I definitely needed more than that to properly explore all the nooks and crannies. 

I stayed in the old part of the city, on the same side of the river as the cathedral. Unfortunately for most of my exploring I didn't have my camera on me because when I thought we were only popping out for something to eat we ended up walking around for a few hours, missed out on some really great opportunities but here's the few photos I did get!

The cathedral is one of the most imposing buildings I've ever seen, pretty much no matter where you are in the city it's visible on the skyline or closer. It's a seriously impressive piece of architecture. 600 years of building really paid off, the entire building is simply immense.

While I was there, I saw the 1975 in the Live Music Venue and it was probably the best set I've ever seen them play, which is saying something considering the amount of times I've seen them at this stage. Quite a nice venue, I must admit, but I have to say Irish venues are a bit friendlier. Whereas I often make friends at gigs at home, the opportunity never really arose to chat to anyone or have a laugh in the Live Music Venue. In saying that, it could've just been the night that was in it though so I wouldn't let it cloud the entire experience.

Any of the decent photos I got are posted below, mostly just the cathedral. Next time I will definitely have my camera on me everywhere I go!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Quote of the Day

'For what it's worth... It's never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.'

F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Bricking It

I'm flying by myself for the first time on Tuesday and I'm absolutely terrified. Excited but terrified. I'm a relatively intelligent person but public transport and I do not go well together. No matter how many times I check and re-check timetables and stops, I've often wound up getting on the wrong bus/train.

So me plus a very big, busy airport is a situation with so much potential for disaster I can barely wrap my head around it! I'm really gonna have to be on my game and focus and even if I think I'm going the right way I'm gonna stop and ask for directions, just in case.

On a far lighter note though, I'm going to Cologne (Koln?) and I'm so excited. It looks like such a beautiful city and I really want to see the sights and be a tourist while I'm there. (There's a chocolate factory, need I say more?) I'm also going to see the 1975 while I'm there and catch up with a friend who's moved there for a year abroad with university. Providing I manage to navigate the airport and not miss my flight, should be a really good few days!

I'll be bringing my camera and a journal along so hopefully I'll have some material for a few posts when I'm back. I haven't been out of the country in a few years so I'm really, really looking forward to this trip!

Can't wait to share all the details, stories and photos when I get back :)

If anyone has any tips on how to survive airports or places to see/things to do in Cologne, leave em in the comments!


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Stroll Down By The Canal.

I'm lucky enough to live near the Grand Canal, which is unfortunately more well known as an underage drinking spot than it is for it's beautiful flora and fauna. I took these pictures a while back when I was out for a walk, these are the little things that caught my eye, delighted I decided to bring my camera along that day!