Day 8 – Bank Holidays SUCK! How do you spend yours?

Hey guys, another update to keep the day by day posts going.

Today sucked! It’s a bank holiday here in Ireland and, where was I? Yep, in work…. LITERALLY all day. The one bad thing about working in retail well, one of the worst things about working in retail is that the only time the shop closes is Christmas Day. That means every other single day of the year I could be working. Weekends, holidays and bank holidays I work the lot! Don’t get me wrong I do get some days off (quite a lot really) but lately it seems I’m working for all the bank holidays and every weekend.

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My day started with waking up to my third alarm at 8:30. I had work at 9am and I was opening the shop! Well done Charlie…. I had to rush around the house super quick to get ready in time and speed down to the shop to get it open on time. Yes, I drive to work and yes, I only live a 10-minute walk away from work I’m just super lazy sometimes. Well most of the time….

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The morning flew and before I knew it, it was 12pm and only an hour until I finish my shift. Unfortunately for me my boss had asked me the last time I was in if I would work an extra shift today as there was nobody to lock up the shop only me if I was around to do it. I hate saying no to my boss as he is good to me and helps me out a lot so I said I would do it. By 1pm I headed off home regretting my decision to do another shift.

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I got some lunch and went home to put my feet up. I realised it wasn’t as bad I was making it out to be going back into work as I wasn’t in until 6pm and was closing the shop at 9pm. Of course, as always, my break flew and before I knew it, I was back into work.

The evening ended up flying and at around 10 to 9 I decided to sort the tills so we could lock as it was dead quiet. Then as always 5 minutes from closing I kid you not about 20 people came into the shop. I was slowly getting angrier and angrier! I calmed myself down and got on with it and eventually got everyone served and locked up the shop! PHEW!

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That pretty much brings me to now. I’m alone tonight as Kelly is back at home as she is working tomorrow so I’m just going to put my feet up and relax after a hard day’s work. It feels good now, much better than 8:30 this morning! It wasn’t the best way to spend my Bank Holiday Monday but hey, you can’t win them all!

That’s it for this post, I hope you enjoyed the read! If you are down this far let me know how you like to spend your Bank Holidays! Leave a like and share if you enjoyed! A follow is always greatly appreciated!

Catch you in the next post! CHARLIE.

Day 7 – Football ups and downs

Hey guys! So, a new thing to share about me is that I’m a pretty big fan of football! As you may have been able to guess from the title of this blog, I’m either a fan of Liverpool or Tottenham. The answer is Tottenham Hotspur! I’ve supported Spurs since I was a young lad and have shared the ups and downs of the football club! Although they have never been the best football club, I have stuck by them and watched them grow into one of the top sides in England or as we have seen this season one of the top teams in Europe. I’m always annoyed about the way people talk about Spurs. They never give them the recognition they deserve and are never the top talked about story or covered by the social media. I hoped that would change this evening but unfortunately it did not. Spurs lost the final tonight in Madrid 2-0 against Liverpool, but they really gave it a good go and for a large portion of the game in my opinion were the better side.

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So where did my day start? As mentioned in my previous post I have been down at Kelly’s the last couple of days and left for home this morning. What was the reason I had to head home? Yep WORK…. Of all the nights to be working it would have to be the night my football team could make history or were making history. I was gutted when I found out I was working and couldn’t get it changed, after all who wants to work on a Saturday evening! I woke up tired and almost fell back asleep, so I had to leave in a bit of a rush! By the time I got home I only had an hour until work.

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Work went ok. It went quick which is always good! It wasn’t overly busy but there was a good bit to do about the shop which kept me busy and my mind off the fact I was missing the game. The game started at 8pm and I finished at 9pm. During work I sneaked off to the toilet a couple of times to ring my Grandad to get updates on the score and the match. Once 9pm came and the shop was locked up I sped home just in time for the second half of the game! I sat on the sofa barely able to watch! It was one of the only times I was nervous watching the game and was shouting at the T.V! Although Spurs gave it their best shot it just wasn’t enough on the day!

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It was sad to see them loose the final as after all nobody ever remembers the losers, only the winners. I have to say though I was proud of how well they did, and it was really a great season for the club and great to watch another successful season!

Now I’m just making this post before I head off to sleep. I don’t have too much planned for tomorrow but I’m off work so I might get up to something! I will let you know in tomorrow’s post!

That’s all for this post! I hope you enjoyed the read, if you did make sure to leave a like and let me know in the comments what you thought of todays match if you are into football! As always, a follow is always appreciated!

Catch you in the next post! CHARLIE

Climbing Croagh Patrick

So, me and my girlfriend climbed Croagh Patrick! We have lived close to this mountain for the past few years and have always said that we should climb it and today was the day. To be honest I thought it was going to be relatively easy but boy was I wrong! Now I’m not the fittest person going but I really was not ready for the climb ahead!

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A statue of Saint Patrick under ‘The Reek’

Croagh Patrick which is nicknamed ‘The Reek’ is located outside of a town called Westport on the west coast of Ireland. It is a famous landmark as it is a place of pilgrimage and is in an iconic mountain point shape when looking at it from a distance. The tales that go with Croagh Patrick are with Saint Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland. Most of you probably know about Saint Patrick from Saint Patricks Day on the 17th of March which is now celebrated all over the world. It is from the top of Croagh Patrick that Saint Patrick banished all the snakes and demons from Ireland. There is a church constructed at the top and mass is said up there during the time of pilgrimage and there has even been a wedding up there! Some people choose to climb the mountain in their bare feet as Saint Patrick did, but this is not advised. More information about this mountain and its history can be found here.

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The church at the top of the mountain

The climb up Croagh Patrick is not really a climb but more a very steep walk. There are a couple of ways up the mountain, but we went the pilgrimage way which is a trail that leads up to about halfway up the mountain then a steep climb to the very top. I must be honest I was wrecked just getting to the part where the actual mountain starts as it’s a steep climb. The mountain looks very daunting when you are standing at the very base and the trail looks dangerous with loose rock and one way up and down. However, there were loads of people doing it even children, so we had to battle on and get to the top.

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A view of the final climb to the top featured on Advertiser.ie

Once we got to the top the view was amazing! It was a great day to do the climb and you could see for miles in every direction inland and out to sea. It felt great to have made it to the top and it was a great achievement. We got a few of the necessary Instagram shots at the top and then began to make our descent. Getting down the top part is very tricky as its very steep and it is all loose rock. On the way down we met mountain rescue members with a man who had decided to climb in his bare feet and had nearly made it the whole was but was forced to stop due to the condition of his feet. He had to get airlifted off the mountain which was cool to see.

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Eventually we made it back down to the bottom and into the car safe and sound! Looking back up at the mountain it felt great and we had a great sense of achievement. Maybe getting to the top will even bring us some good luck as some people say!

That’s all for this post! It’s a bit of a longer read but I hope you guys enjoyed. Leave a comment if there are any questions you have about Croagh Patrick or our experience and I will answer as best I can!

Leave a like if you enjoyed and don’t forgot to give a follow to see all my new posts! Check out my other posts while you are here!

Catch you in the next post! CHARLIE.

Day 6 – A quick update

Hey guys! Just a quick update as don’t have too much time to post at the moment!

Today was a super lazy day as I didn’t have work! Although I got to sleep in and have done nothing all day, I feel like I almost slept too much! I hate that feeling when you get loads of sleep but still feel super tired when you wake as if you only got a couple hours rest!  Not much went on today although me and my girlfriend got a HUGE Mc Donalds! I’m a real fan of it even though I know its super bad for you! But hey as long as you don’t have it all the time your fairly safe! That is pretty much as exciting as my day got! My girlfriend came down today! It is always great to be with her and spend time with her. We are heading back to hers tomorrow evening which is nice to get a few days in a row together!

Tomorrow we have another day off and we are going to climb Croagh Patrick! Croagh Patrick is a big mountain out here in the West of Ireland right on the coast and is famous as it is a place of pilgrimage! I will talk more about it though and my experience of climbing it in tomorrows blog so, keep a eye out for that!

Also posts about my holiday in Budapest will be coming soon! I’m currently in the process of writing them and sorting them into different posts! I want to try and make them a little bit more professional than the day to day posts if I can! So keep an eye out for those!

If you are reading this I hope you had a great day! Leave a like and check out my other posts while you are here! A follow is much appreciated as always too!

Catch you in the next post, CHARLIE

 

 

Day 5 – Holiday Blues!

Hey guys, Today is just a short update as I have not posted in the last couple of days! The reason I have not posted is because I have been on holiday in Budapest! Lets be honest the last thing you want to do when on holiday is sit inside on the computer! I’m sorry if any of you have been following these posts and were looking forward to new updates!

The holiday was great! I honestly have to say that our trip to Budapest was one of my favorite holidays ever! I have loads of pictures, stories, reviews and hints and tips to share with you all! Keep any eye out for updates on this blog!

I’m fully in holiday blues mode at the moment! The only good thing is I still have a couple of days off work! Really not looking forward to going back but hey, I can still enjoy the next couple of days as best I can!

Anyways that’s all for this post! It’s very short! Just a quick update to let you know that I’m still alive and posting! More posts will follow as normal from tomorrow!

Leave a like and follow if you are new! If there is anything you like to know about Budapest let me know in the comments and I will answer as best I can! As I said, I will be doing reviews and updates about holiday in Budapest over the next couple of days so make sure to follow the blog if it is a place you are interested in going!

Catch you in the next post! CHARLIE

Day 4 – Holiday starts tomorrow!

Hey guys! Today is a short update on what’s going on in my life!

So it turns out you can get wordpress on your phone! I never knew! I know what your thinking… what an idiot! This means I will be able to keep post my day to day blog posts! YAY! They may be a bit shorter though as writing on my phone is a real pain!

Today marked the start of my time off work for my holiday! It felt great waking up late knowing I don’t have to worry about anything for the next week! I got the final bits packed for the trip, loaded up the car and headed for my girlfriends home house!

It takes about an hour and a half to drive down to hers. It was nice to drive and be with my thoughts. I got super super excited on the way down for the trip away to Budapest!

Once I got down we packed our last bits into our bags ready to set off tomorrow! Our flight is later in the day so we don’t have to get up early which is nice!

Tonight we just plan on watching TV, having a couple of drinks and relaxing so we are ready for tomorrow! It was a good day..

That’s all for this post! Thank you to everyone who is liking and following the blog! We are now at 35 followers which is crazy for me and feels great so thank you!

Make sure to like if you enjoyed this post and feel free to leave a comment! Also a follow is greatly appreciated!

Catch you in the next post! CHARLIE

Day 3 – Work.. The last shift before my HOLIDAYS!

Hey guys, short update for day 3!

So it was a Saturday, lovely! Nope…. Time for work! To be honest it’s not too bad as I only work 2 until 9 on a Saturday but I never do myself any favors and wake up at around 12 or half 12 and have to get ready for work straight away! I think it’s a mental block I have where I have to go to bed late and have to get up late just because its the weekend! I really need to work at going to bed at a normal time so I can get earlier and make the most of my day!

The day flew at work! There was loads to do which makes time fly! Those are the best days. I hate standing around wondering what to do it just makes time go so slow! Nothing major happened today at work it was pretty smooth sailing! Which was nice for a change!

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It was the last shift before my HOLIDAYS! Wooo! Super Super excited! I’m away for a few days from tomorrow so I wont be post as much for a few days after today! I hope I will come back with lots of stories to write about! I wont be doing any day to day updates while on holiday but I will be posting all about it on my holidays section which can be found here. I will return with daily updates on Thursday / Friday!

That’s all for this post! I’m leaving now shortly to go up to may girlfriends and leaving for Budapest tomorrow!

Catch you in the next post! CHARLIE

My biggest fear! Whats yours ?

Hey guys this is a random blog post just sharing a part of me with you! Hope you enjoy! Let me know what your biggest fear is in the comment section!

My biggest fear and the only thing I’m scared of is SPIDERS!! I don’t know why or where the fear came from but I just hate spiders. No matter how big or small I run away like a baby at the sight of them! I’m a pretty big guy, 21 years old and 6ft 1′ but the sight of a baby spider and I run a mile!

Even writing about this is making the hairs stand up on my arms and I probably wont be able to sleep tonight because now, it will be all I can think about!

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I can remember as a child waking everyone in the house up in the middle of the night because I was sure there was a spider in my room! I did this constantly for years which I’m sure didn’t help create the fear I have now! It was awful the constant fear that they were around me crawling around just EWW! I HATE them!

There used to be a little spider that lived behind the wing mirror of my car. Everyday before work I used to have a cigarette in the car and if I flicked ash into the spiders web he would crawl out and get rid of it! I can remember apologizing to spider throwing away my cigarette and rolling up my window. I even started smoking out the passenger side just so I didn’t annoy him! After a while he started coming out from behind the mirror every time I got in the car and I used to say hello. This was the closest I have ever come to liking a spider or even not minding one!

Don’t get me wrong I’m not one of those people who are scared of everything! It’s just spiders! I don’t mind heights, flying, snakes or anything else just spiders!

When I go on holiday on Monday there is a place we are going called a Zoo cafe. You get to hold animals and all that while at it. My girlfriend is seriously considering holding a Tarantula! I think I will have to leave if the place while she does it if she goes through with it!

Anyways that’s it for this post! Let me know what are your fears in the comments!

Thank you for all the likes and follows on my previous posts I really hope you are enjoying this blog!

Catch you in the next post! Charlie

Day 2 – A surprise day off! Hitting 20 followers!

Today I hit 20 followers!!

This is a great accomplishment for me as I honestly didn’t even expect to gain 1 follower! It feels great! Thank you so so much to those who have followed me!

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This one will be a short post as I’m sad to say not much happened in the life of Charlie today! It was a nice relaxing day though which was very nice and well needed! 🙂

I woke up to a text from my boss saying that they had got the rota wrong for the day and I didn’t have to come in if i didn’t want to! Normally I would jump at the thought of more hours but today I was delighted to hear I didn’t have to come in as I have been really busy lately and needed a good rest!

So what did I do with my surprise day off? Well, the most exciting part was going to get my haircut! It was a great chance to catch up with my family and put my feet up and relax! I got to write a separate blog post to my day to day blog. It was really nice to be able to add new parts to my blog! You can find this new part here!  feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!

In other news hitting 20 followers today felt amazing! I’m feeling really positive about this blog and hoping that people are really enjoying my content! At the  I know this post is a bit short but hey, sometimes you have those days where nothing really happens but I think it is important to include these parts as it is all part of the journey!

Tomorrow I will 100% be working for most of the day but who knows what the rest of the day will bring! I will let you know!

That’s all I can really say about today! Thank you so much to the people who have followed me and I hope that everyone is enjoying my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment letting me know how I’m doing and if there is any advice any of you can give.

Thanks again and catch you in the next post! CHARLIE

Day 1

This post starts a new part of my blog. So far I have only been writing about things that have happend to me over my life and general things about myself. This new section to my blog will be a day by day update about my life and what is happening in my life. I’m not sure how much interest it will get but hopefully some people can relate to my life and maybe even comment with advice or just questions as this section grows. Anyway I hope you enjoy this new section to my blog. Leave a like and comment if you wish! Any feedback or interest in my post makes me feel great!

So to start, today was Sunday, a worldwide day of rest….. NOPE! My day started waking up early and going to work! Don’t get me wrong work is great and all but just working all the time and not even having the weekend to myself SUCKS!

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Part of my college work is going on placement too so I have to work there Mon – Fri 9-5 and then also have to work Wed and Thur evenings and Sat and Sun! I am Wrecked tired! I only have to do placement up until Christmas so hey whats another month! I like to keep a positive attitude when it comes to work and consider myself lucky to have a job where I can make a decent wage and meet new people everyday.

Anyway back on track, work was great today. There was loads to do which makes time fly! It was quite and the weather was horrible which always makes it easier to get more done at work! I stayed an extra 20 mins after work as Sunday evenings are always really busy and I helped my boss do the tills and lock up the shop. I enjoy waiting a little longer after the day is done and help my boss as he does a lot for me so I like to give something back!

Once I got home I got changed and relaxed… Finally…. Then to make things even better my girlfriend arrived home! That’s the best part of the weekend! When we are both home together it makes me super happy 🙂

And that’s where I am now. In bed updating my blog, loving life! I’m going to end this blog now have some dinner and watch I’m a Celebrity which started this evening WOOOO!

I hope you all had a great Sunday and are all happy! Let me know what you think of this new section to my blog and if you enjoyed reading! Happy Sunday!

Catch you in the next Blog! Charlie