Gee, thanx ^_^ I’ve brought Little Erik to Poland, Russia, Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Greece and the Netherlands so far. But I myself, without Little Erik (either because I didn’t have him yet or because I couldn’t bring him out of practical reasons with travelling) have also been to Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Switserland, Luxembourg, and eh…does the Vatican really count as a seperate country? I think we’ve just been in Italy and then a special bit more of Italy inside the rest of Italy :-p My favourites we’re Moscow, Venice, Paris and Dublin. Loved my backpack journey to Santiago de Compostella too. I hope I can go outside Europe one day, see countries at other continents. That’s just so darn expensive, can’t really afford it, while visiting nearby European countries is relatively cheap. Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand are top of the wishlist. Little Erik comes with me of course :-)
So I’d got 42 notes, 10 new followers and 2 deperate messages with “please stay” in the last 48 hours. So apparently there’s people out there who like this blog, and I guess I stay. Here, have some more random Little Erik photo’s to brighten up your day, ‘cause you all brightend up mine :-) Now go all out in the summer sun again and don’t hang around at Tumblr at this beautiful day :-)
Eriks facebook-page on the other hand is one miserabel pool of sadness, with exactly 2 likes in the past 3 days. So I’ll quit that one, I’m not going to waste energy and time on it any longer. Well, what do I say, all of facebook is one miserable pile of…well, misery, anyway. Hello Tumblr, goodmorning to y’all!
After castle’s, bars and mountains, time for modern Art.
Is it just me, or does it seem awfully quiet at Tumblr lately? Is it just the holidays and summer time?
I’ve got some questions for all of you.
The past few weeks I’m receiving less and less notes/likes and it’s really putting me down. That little red heart-counter at the bottom of a post is a huge drive to keep me going. I need some encouragment from the rest of the world, or whoever is out there watching this, that people are actually enjoying this blog and I’m not doing it all for nothing and nobody. It’s all just for fun, after all. If people don’t give a sh*t, which is the impression I have lately, I’m quiting this blog. If you want me to continue with Little Erik, let me know. A little note/like would be enough. If you have ideas for me how to improve this blog or to keep followers interested, please share them with me. Thank you.
Time for Irish castles! There’s castles everywhere in this country. There’s a castle (or a ruine of it, in a lot of cases) in every backwaterfart with 3 farms and 10 people that calls itself a village. We didn’t have to search long for castle’s… we couldn’t avoid them. Most of them are awesome. Ireland itself is awesome anyway. ‘Cause it has castle’s everywhere.
And, for some reason, someone who re-decorated this particular castle, thought it would be extremely logic to place candles IN the fireplace. Of course, no, really, that was how they burned candles back in those days. For sure. Makes sense.
Irish gorgeousness (where it concerns landscapes) with amazingly high whooooooooooow-factor. (And a little plushie somewhere inbetween).
And yes, I’ve knitted Little Erik a scarf. In fashionable blood red. It can be cold in the those Irish mountains. Irish nights are even colder.
Little Erik’s very first roadmovie!!! He has a bit of a boring choice for background music (although the Dubliners make excellent music, this isn’t really one of their finer works), but look at those mountains….those gorgeous Irish mountains…. aren’t those absolutely awesome?
Little Erik created a playlist for all the dear visitors to his blog. Curious what kind of music a Phantom Plushie listens to? Give him an ear at his blog and tell him what you think!
Seen everything in Dublin. Tomorrow photo’s from rest of Ireland: Little Erik also went to Cork, Kilkenny, Kilarney, Ring of Kerry, Skellig Michael, went out camping and saw a whole bunch of castles. For tonight here’s some last random Dublin’ stuff I forgot to post earlier.
Good night everyone! Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite, but if they do, give them a fright!
Dublin City Hall.
(I’m too lazy today to make up a funny story with this one, sorry)
Ireland is full of churches. There’s churches everywhere. Couldn’t miss them even if we wanted to. So after prison, our Little Phantom went to the church. He really comes around, goes around everywhere, doesn’t he?
It’s prison for our Little Phantom! Kilmainhaem Gaol, the infamous prison playing a part in the Easter Rising, was granted a visit by Little Erik. In other words…. he went to the gaols!
Little Erik went to the Leprechaun Museum. I would not be pining for the fjords there. It was a silly place. The guide was a hamster and the halls smelled of elderberries. We shall not taunt it a second time.
Ireland=beer. Very Good Beer. Dublin=Guinness. And then there’s those awesome 1930’s styled almost steampunk like brewery. There’s even a church on the grounds??? Like, how much cooler can it get?! It’s a thing. It had to be admired. There was no other option. Resistence is futile.
Little Erik went to admire the statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square Park. He was after all a contemporary of our beloved Phantom. I’d like to quote this great master of literature a bit, ‘cause it almost seems like he was having Tumblr in mind when saying this (or facebook, or twitter, or any other kind of social media). And not to mention he just had a great sense of humour:
Last little bit (part 4) of Erik in Dublin Castle. Whoohooo. On to other Little Erik in Ireland stuff. But aren’t these gorgeous?