This photo popped up in my facebook memories yesterday. And I know, I know, I am always saying "this is my favourite photo" but come onnnn this absolutely have to be. This is from 2012 when I arrived to my mams for Sunday dinner and there was Nana wearing a cardigan very similar to mine. I am not sure what is the message here - is Nana dressing young? Or was I dressing old? Or do we meet somewhere in the middle? Whatever! It just has good memories. We all laughed ALOT that day.
I looooved that cardigan I was wearing, It was vintage Jaeger and had a bit of Chanel feel about it - which of course was similar to the twinset Jaeger style which Jaeger was originally famous for. Anyway that cardigan is long gone, it is too big for me as I am smaller now...good that I am smaller, bad because I miss that cardi.
On Friday evening I met Cousin Kasey and Enid in The Garage Bar. Kasey had messaged me earlier the week when I was at Once to see if I was around that night to meet. As an alternative I said we could go for a drink that weekend. For fun I said we should go to a dive bar and have a good old natter. I think a dive bar has a different meaning here in Dublin than elsewhere in the world. We ended up in the Garage...there is a big long story about this pub from about 1995, involving Enid, Alice and I and some lecturers from a film course we attended that Summer but that will have to be saved for another day. To be honest it's best told over a drink and in the Garage!
Last night I watched Brooklyn on Netflix. You might remember I went and saw it twice in the cinema when it came out.
Saoirse Ronan is just amazing in it. I remember after reading the book, when she was announced, thinking she was too young to play Eilis. But she's just completely perfect in it. She's such a talent.
And as for Colm Toibín. I love a lot of his books but this is my absolute favourite. I've seen him a couple of times out walking near Enid's house and I always want to stop him and tell him. I'm always too shy though...but after watching it again today maybe next time I will..
And yes I bawled through it again.