Good morning everyone! This morning is budgeting time, though it’s not Sunday! I’m going to do some shopping later today with a friend, in the hope to find a replacement for my beloved (but dying) fav pair of shoes (we call them Goldeen, because in French it’s actually Poissirène, as in mermaid, and they’re shining on the back like a mermaid’s tail… anyway). But guess what? On top of that, my phone is dying too (deep sigh, I’m disappointed in you Samsung), and I might go see a friend in a couple of weeks who lives 3 hrs away from here. In her city, there’s THE shop I’m dying to go to because they actually sell cheap glasses, and I’d love to change my glasses as well… Oh, and did I say my friends wanted us to spend All Saints Holiday in Ireland? Yeah… Plus add to that mandatory Christmas shopping and three of my relatives’ birthdays in the coming months. So budgeting it is!
All of Ireland has been updated to Red Warning, we’re all being warned to stay indoors, public transport is cancelled, the news described the storm as potentially ‘life-threatening’. And everyone I know is just celebrating the fact that we get a day off.
Ireland has voted to be the world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels.
The Irish Parliament passed the historic legislation in a 90 to 53 vote in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments from the €8bn (£6.8bn) Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, part of the Republic’s National Treasury Management Agency.
The bill, introduced by Deputy Thomas Pringle, is likely to pass into law in the next few months after it is reviewed by the financial committee.
“This principle of ethical financing is a symbol to these global corporations that their continual manipulation of climate science, denial of the existence of climate change and their controversial lobbying practices of politicians around the world is no longer tolerated,” Mr Pringle said.
“We cannot accept their actions while millions of poor people in underdeveloped nations bear the brunt of climate change forces as they experience famine, mass emigration and civil unrest as a result.”
Once enacted, the bill would force the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to sell its investment in fossil fuel industries over the next five years.
In 2015, Norway’s sovereign pension fund divested from some fossil fuel companies, but not all.
Why don’t people understand cultural appropriation is an American thing? In other countries like Italy, France, Germany, England, Ireland, basically all of Europe, Asia etc. it literally isn’t even a concern. Honestly, political correctness in general is mostly an American thing. Yelling at people from other countries about it won’t get you anywhere because they honest to goodness don’t grasp what you’re saying. A lot of them just think you’re saying they’re being racist and their reply is going to be “no I’m not! I swear I love all races I just really like this style/trend/whatever” because it literally isn’t an issue where they come from. You’re asking them to accept, understand, and adhere to an idea that they’ve never even encountered and isn’t a thing where they live, because it’s a thing in another county. I’m not making any stance on cultural appropriation or stating my opinion, I’m just explaining why people in other countries probably don’t understand what the f you’re talking about when you bring it up.
I have lived through many ages, through the eyes of salmon, deer, and wolf. I have seen the Northmen invading Ireland, destroying all in search of gold. I’ve seen suffering in the darkness. Yet I have seen beauty thrive in the most fragile of places. I have seen the book. The book that turned darkness into light.
Everyone enjoys a good beer and everyone has a brand of beer they’re loyal to, but what if you’re a witch and you wanna use your beer in your craft? Well beer already is powerful, it’s good for grounding, cleansing, and general good energies but certain brands and bottle color might effect or change the properties and uses.
Rolling Rock - This brand is a pale brew bottled in a green bottle and made from wheat and barley. Barley is used in protection and healing but the green bottle could represent good fortune and money so I’d recommend using this brand in money, healing, and luck spells, maybe even in warding too.
Heineken - Another brand that is a pale brew and bottled in green, like Rolling Rock it can be used in good luck and money spells.
Budweiser - Another pale brew brand but made from rice and barley, rice brings healing, fertility, protection, and security and the coloring of the bottle, brown, represents home, hearth, stability, and honesty. So, for protection spells, fertility spells, and divination use this brand.
Guinness - All the way from Ireland now we have the dark brew and made from barley, it’s strong and powerful taste and aroma will add oomph if you add this to spells, specifically fertility and protection spells.
Corona - A brew made from rice and corn, since we already covered rice early I’m gonna move onto what corn represents; corn represents prosperity and abundance so you can use these in healing, fertility, money spells, and divination.
Blue Moon - This is a brew I haven’t actually gotten the chance to use yet but it’s got some great properties. Blue Moon is made with orange peels, orange peels can be used for divination and love. So Blue Moon is great for divination and love spells.
Yuengling - This beer is another pale brew made from corn and barley, use in money, healing, and fertility spells.
pooka or phouka are one of the most feared and mischievous of all the faeries in Ireland
and considered to be bringers both of good and bad fortune. These creatures were said to be shape changers which could take the appearance of black horses, goats and rabbits. They may also take a human form, which includes various animal features, such as ears or a tail.
You're eating fast food, stop being so fucking pretentious
Actual conversation I had with a customer today:
Me: Do you want any dressing for your fries?
C: Garlic and cheese please
Me (reading out the order): … and garlic cheese chips
C: garlic cheese FRIES
Me: that’s what I said
C: yes that’s what you said. FRIES
Me: yeah sure
C (looking down at our pj’s pizza menu) : I see pj’s aren’t doing so well in america
Me: uh huh, take this number and take a seat please
Like first of all, we’re in Ireland and this guy is Irish too so why the fuck was he correcting me? Does it matter if you understand anyway? And this is an Irish chain so saying chips is actually more correct so 🖕
Second of all I don’t want to get into politics right after you just corrected my grammar. I KNOW pj’s isn’t going town to well in the US right now but they have a contract with our place so there’s nothing I can do.
request: “George x Reader where it’s the quidditch World Cup and she and George go shopping at the stands and she buys a pair of panties that say "Irish you would kiss me” and George accidentally/purposely sees them on her later after the Irish win….(please be fluffy and/or smutty thanks!)“ — by @immobulusmalfoy
a/n: welp, as i have already established numerous of times that i do not write smut, i changed the request a little bit (so sorry) to fit my no-smut writing lmao. sorry too if it’s too short. hope you like it anyways. x
Snap Apple — Two girls playing a traditional Halloween game. Dublin, Ireland. 1935.
Original photograph from the National Folklore Collection in Ireland.
A cord is suspended from the ceiling with a wooden cross attached. To two of the arms of this cross apples are fixed and to the other two short bits of candles are fixed. The candles are lighted and the cross is set spinning around. Each person, in turn, makes a snap at the apples but very often only succeeds in catching the lighted candle to the great amusement of all the others.
Ireland.Home. And one thing I will say about Ireland, we don’t eat boiled cabbage, and what’s that thing that everyone eats here for St. Patrick’s Day? Corned beef? We don’t have that. That stopped in 1743. Past. We don’t do that — so don’t eat that for St. Patrick’s Day.
Scotland. Second in the world to Ireland, really. It’s like a poor cousin, but it’s like a cool poor cousin. Like a poor cousin you’d like to hang out with, but not eat any of their food because it’s just weird. They fry everything — Mars Bars, pizzas, seriously.
Cait: You know, Scottish people are, they are hilarious and they have a fantastic sense of humour and it’s funny, you know, occasionally people on the street will make a comment but it’s always something very fun and very sweet, so yeah I love being here and it’s kind of like home but it’s different enough to feel like you’re away
-Golden Globe’s Flashback Interview 2017
Sam (to a fan): You don’t wanna go to Ireland, spend all your time in Scotland. Cait:Hey! Sam:It’s a poor relative of Scotland. Dark… Cait:Wow Sam:Depressing…terrible, terrible beer. (looking at Cait) I was in an Irish pub last night, I promise it’s ok… Cait:Irish people are like elephants. We don’t forget. (both laughing) […] I:What should she (the fan) see? Cait:Well I do Scotland and you do Ireland (laughing) Sam:Great idea…ok Cait:I would say go to Loch Rannoch in Scotland, it’s where we film all the stones scene and it’s the most beautiful place I’ve been. Sam:Don’t go there, there is a lot of crazy fans (both laughing) it is beautiful, isn’t it? Cait:Yeah. Sam:It’s amazing Cait:And you can climb Schiehallion while you are there. Sam:You can! It’s great and it can be your first munro. […] Sam:Ireland… I would say Dublin is an amazing city, if you go north the Giant ‘s Causeway is incredible, It’s really a fun place and you can go to Bushmill distillery, you can go to Guinness… it doens’t all revolve around alcool but it does… sometimes… for me, it’s a great country.