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Thanks for being sound – Murphy Cycles!

bike accessories

Sometimes people are more helpful and kind than they need to be. I think when a business is new or small or struggling, the people working there are more inclined to make efforts and compromises in order to make a sale, be it of their services or a product. One can be headstrong and not budge on anything but in the long run, my hope and belief is that it pays off to go the extra mile or offer that discount. Because word of mouth is important and so is creating a sense of loyalty with your customers or potential customers.

Recently I was looking for a birthday present for someone. I wanted to get him something lovely and cool for his amazing new bike. I made him a little customised hardback pocket size journal but I still needed something extra.

I found this bike shop‘s stuff on eBay. They had a beautiful little leather tool bag that I figured would do the trick and their customer service was so helpful and lovely. So I promised I would show my appreciation.

“…all of my Murphy products are designed & tested by me, this nice little bag although very special, is made in India, to another’s specification. Like our gloves & frames & parts, our products are made from steel, alloy, wool, cotton, & leather…simple traditional reliable & real. Practical economical proven style. Thanks for your interest”.

They plan to have an online bike accessories and parts store soon, it’s in the works so I’ll be keeping an eye out.  And any bike related needs or gifts, im going to them. Check their bike accessories here. And have a great day :)

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Gift Ideas for Men / Boyfriends / Husbands

gift ideas for men boyfriends husbands

If you’re on a small budget, always go with thoughtful. Spending lots of money is much too easy, showing the person you know them and you care and you’ve been listening is what’s more important.

I work with, so i am biased in suggesting this, but we sell great mens boots (among other things for great men) and we can help pick you out a pair for the right reasons.

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Dublin Dance Festival – It’s actually going to be awesome

Contemporary Dance can come across as pretentious and annoying. Much like most art :) But Dublin Dance Festival is making such an excellent effort to change this perception. Yay. They’ve made it look fun and inviting. And i want to go see stuff. And i am prone to thinking that contemporary dance is just people repeatedly wriggling in some muted coloured leggings and a top. Sigh. So this is big.

The promo makes me happy and makes me go ‘wow – i want to see that’ in equal measures. Poifect.

Dublin Dance Festival – What I’ll be going to see

I’ve decided to go to two performances. Here’s what they are and why i’m going. It seems like they’re both going to be full of wonderful lovely magicness.

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Arts Critics on Small Friendly Isle

Today i just want to share a piece my sister wrote recently. She’s a graduate of drama and theatre studies and among other things, writes about theatre and performance on her blog.

irish theatre blog Jessica Carri

I think she brings up some really important points about critiquing anything in the arts when you also have or wish to have another different or active involved role within them. Have a read anyway and see what you think.

Link to ‘Err on the Side of Critique’ by Jessica Carri.


Instagram For Android – Thankin’ You

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Follow me so that i can follow you :) you’ll find me as ‘elvacarri’ and i’m very much looking forward to seeing your pictures!

You can get it here

I also like Vignette as a photo tool for android if you don’t feel like getting all social media about it.

Bon phototaking.

x elva

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The Origin of Birthday Candles – A Guest Post by Leah Carri

The Origin of Birthday Candles - photo of lit birthday candles on cake

The Origin of Birthday Candles

It’s funny how we just go along with traditions isn’t it?  There are so many things that we do that we’ve never really given much thought to “why?”, especially when it’s something that we’ve done all our lives.  And something that everyone else we know does too.   We do it because, well, because, that’s just what you do -like birthday candles.  The Germans invented them – did you know that?  No, me neither, I just learnt it off Wikipedia.  I imagine it was an enthusiastic father who was a bit of an arsonist who came up with the idea.  Yeah.  Think about it.

The following would have been in German, obviously.

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John Carter Review – 11 out of 10

This film is being referred to as a flop. And it sure cost a lot of money and took a lot of time to make. The estimated budget up on IMDb is $250,000,000. It’s probably fairly selfish that i’m so glad they did all that just for me, but we all deserve a treat now and again, so thanks Disney. I appreciate it.

I’m partially writing about it because people seem to think i’m joking when i say that i loved it. Perhaps committing it to the wordpress will prove i’m serious.

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coming soon…

With all that i’ve learned in digital in ebow i’m moving my old neglected blog to here little by little and filling in the gaps with new bits. In the meantime check out the nice links in the blogroll or contact me if you’d like anything featured or reviewed.x elva

make youself a nice cup of tea and call back.x elva

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