Between semesters, I had the opportunity to fly across the Atlantic with some friends, and spend my winter break exploring the sights of the United Kingdom and surrounding areas. Most exciting for me was my first trip to the Emerald Isle. Though there was lots to do and enjoy (Guinness, kissing the Blarney Stone, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, of course, more Guinness), nothing could quite compare to the Cliffs of Moher.
These amazing cliffs on the southwestern edge of the Isle are stunningly breathtaking and, though I also slipped off at one point, it was a highlight of the trip. These pictures can’t quite do them justice, but, if you ever find yourself in Ireland, they are definitely worth the trip.
Hi everyone! My name is Tristan Gerrie and I’m a graduate student at the University of Toronto. After completing my undergraduate degree in Family and Community Social Services at the University of Guelph-Humber, I began my Master’s of Social Work at U of T in September 2013.
When I’m not stuck with my nose in a textbook or pouring over journal articles, there are few things I would rather be doing then binge-watching a TV show with a student-budget friendly drink in my hand. However, I can be coaxed out of the house to explore different events around the city or check out a new restaurant with some friends. I have an interest in politics, a passion for food (mainly in eating it) and a love for enjoying a good book from my ever-growing “To Read” pile.
Like many of the other contributors to A Quarter Young, my “professional life” is centred around communication, however not in the same way as many people experience it (full disclosure; this is my first step into the world of blogs). As a social worker, much of my communication is more “therapeutic” in nature, often involving counseling or group facilitation, and if I get to do any writing during my day, it’s likely a case note, a grant proposal or a form from the perpetual stack of paperwork that follows me like a shadow.
They say that variety adds spice to life, and that’s the main reason I’m looking forward to being involved with A Quarter Young. I can’t wait to “let my hair down” and write about new things, share my experiences and be along for the ride with so many wonderful contributors.
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Great sights!! Unfortunately, not a part of the UK.