Today Matt and I spent the day deep cleaning our apartment. A rainy Sunday is a great day to do something like this, and as I was waxing the wood floors, I got to thinking that other than our families, no one else really knows much about my home away from home.
Dublin is separated into different counties, and we live in an area of south Dublin called Dundrum. We are about 2 miles away from the coast, and about a 15 minute tram ride from the City Centre. We live in a sprawling complex called The Rockfield, that houses not only our apartments, but a specialized hospital, tanning center, gym, convenience store, pharmacy, and most importantly, the local pub. Here I will note that we’ve become quite good friends with the pub owners and bartenders! The LUAS, a clean tram that takes you in and out of the city centre with stops in other counties along the way, loads right at the front of our complex, making transportation for us incredibly easy.
Matt really wanted an apartment with a view, so he was lucky enough to find our top floor apartment, 7 stories up. We have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, dining room, marble top kitchen, and a balcony that wraps around the entire thing. Recently we purchased an outdoor table to enjoy dinners outside when the weather is nice. The view is incredible! On one side, we look out onto the mountains of Dublin and on another, we look over the city. On the last side, we look out over the airfield, which is basically a large farm for sheep, goats, cows, and one pig. I think he used to have some pig friends, but they’re gone now…
A short, five minute walk away, is a large mall. The mall has everything, including my grocery store! I walk there all the time, whether it is to grocery shop, find shoes or clothes, grab a bite to eat in one of their many restaurants, or to see a movie. The convenience of the location is great, and it’s nice to be able to get anything I could possibly need just a couple streets away.
In a nutshell, my home away from home is comfortable and beautiful. I love our location, because this part of town is a little quieter, but if we want to head into the action, we can just hop onto the tram. We miss our homes back in Dallas, but have chosen a nice place for the time being. Come visit!