Be free and present

Be free and present

AtSacounyWeRun

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• It was a magical time in my life
• I wanted to feel scared and more alive
• I’ve faced that fear
• I’m from Dublin, Ireland
• I’m here for an adventure
• To pursue my dreams
• I feel more connected
• I’m plugged in and switched on
• I just go straight out
• You may take a path you wouldn’t usually
• Within 2 seconds you’ve made up your mind
• That might determine the rest of your trip
• Free and present
• A crazy journey
• I’ve just been following my gut the whole time
• I think I did as much as I possibly could while I was here
• I’m seeking to discover the world around me

 

 

Soaring Over the Wild Atlantic Way

Soaring Over the Wild Atlantic Way

[Discover Ireland]

“Take a road trip that you will never forget over Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way, the world’s longest defined coastal driving route. Fly over the majestic Cliffs of Moher, snow-white beaches and azure seas – and that’s just for starters. ” Read more HERE

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Sometimes the perfect surprise isn’t the one you get, it’s the one you give

Sometimes the perfect surprise isn’t the one you get, it’s the one you give

[three.ie]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The perfect surprise
  • They soon became the best of friends
  • The weather grew warmer
  • Act strangely
  • Feel better
  • She began to search for a way to make her friend happy
  • Anna knew the answer right away
  • Up and up they drove
  • They could drive no further
  • At long last the time came to say goodbye

 

Quite Interesting – Lighthouses

Quite Interesting – Lighthouses

 
[Great Lighthouses of Ireland]

1.  The First Lighthouses

Before the development of clearly defined ports, mariners were guided by fires built on hilltops. Since raising the fire would improve the visibility, placing the fire on a platform became a practice that led to the development of the lighthouse. Originally, lighthouses functioned more as an entrance marker to ports than as a warning signal for hidden dangers.

The most famous lighthouse structure from antiquity was the Pharos of Alexandria built in the third century BC, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It stood more than 350 feet tall until an earthquake destroyed it in the 1300s.

2.  The Statue of Liberty functioned as a lighthouse for 16 years until 1902. It could be seen from 24 miles away.

3.  Lighthouse Lunacy

The Fresnel lamps in lighthouses floated on baths of mercury (weighing about 1½ tons), which kept the lamp perfectly level and allowed it to turn without friction.

Mercury vapour is associated with such effects as short-term memory loss, confusion, and the manic behaviour we associate with ‘mad hatters’, so it may be that the psychological difficulties sometimes reported amongst lighthouse keepers were caused (or at least exacerbated) by mercury poisoning.” [qi.com]

Read more HERE

Go tell her today

Go tell her today

[flashlyrics]

it’s hard to say you love some one
it’s hard to say you don’t

it’s hard to learn to trust someone
it’s hard to be without

so if u think you love some one
try, try, try
because that one may be your only one

so if you love her think only of her
take the time, tell her today

and when without her, everything’s harder
take the time, drop everything, go tell her today

oh for every king you’ll find a queen
that keeps his kingdom strong

oh if love’s the food that feeds my heart
then baby, sweet baby, i’m hungry now

oh so if you think you love some one
try, try, try
because that one may be your only one

so if you love her, think only of her
take the time, tell her today

and when without her, everything’s harder
take the time, drop everything, tell her today

so if you love her, think only of her
take the time, tell her today

and when without her, everything’s harder
take the time, teeeeell heeeeer!

tell her, tell her, tell her, tell her
tell her, tell her, tell her

Tom Baxter,  Skybound 2008

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