Hello everyone! I am sorry I haven't posted too much this past week or so, I had lots of posts planned but some things came up that I couldn't say no to. What were those things? Well, my country Ireland and its future. I'll talk more about that later!
Todays outfit wasn't too exciting. I miss my pretty sun dresses and favorite nude/light pink color palette already. I just don't "do" winter. I usually wear this cape with black leggings and a black shirt underneath but I felt that I needed a little splash of color today! SAD has definitely kicked in!
Knitted cape: Topshop *** Tights: Primark *** Necklace worn as a bracelet: Primark *** Butterfly hair clip: New Look
Anyone who knows me will know that I don't like politics and avoid getting involved with them. Lately however, I have changed my mind. Regardless of where you are in the world you have probably heard that Ireland took a "bailout" from the IMF for €85 billion ($112.61 billion) To keep it as simple as possible, most of the citizens didn't want our government to take it, our taoiseach/prime minister signed off the deal without even taking a vote in the Dáil, and a lot of citizens are very angry. Our taxes are being raised and minimum wage reduced by €1 per hour. I think its fair to say that middle and lower class citizens of our country are being forced to pay our banks debts. So I have been taking part in protests, not that its really making a huge difference but its still better than sitting around!
There was 2 protests during the weekend. The first was very small, about 100 people at peak time. The Taoiseach was scheduled to make a speech at a hotel (but later withdrew and sent someone else instead, who used a back entrance to avoid us!) I have a few pictures from that protest below. Even though it was -8C and snowing, people waited there for over 3 hours. The second protest was larger, over 100,000 people but not successful as the IMF deal was signed the next day.
There are a few upcoming protests on Wednesday, Saturday, and then Tuesday. I'm going to try attend at least one more. The IMF deal has been signed but we are hoping the opposition will condemn the upcoming budget. Phew!
Anyways here are a couple of pictures I took, just to note that although Sinn Fein made up the majority of protesters, I am not involved with their party!
The cheese sign was definitely my favorite, read this to understand why shes making a reference to cheese!
I have lots of blogs to catch up on tomorrow, I have missed reading them so much! I hope you all had a nice weekend.
PS. How lovely is all of this snow we are getting in Europe?! The view out of my window looks so much prettier now!