Good morning! It's after 8:00 am. I'm still in bed because I'm supposed to be tired after yesterday's trip up to Dublin, but I'm not.
Ok, I am.
But I've been awake since 05:05. Tossing and turning. So now I give up my "sleep in" and make breakfast instead! Wish I had turf (and small sticks) saved up very handy so I could lit a early fire. It's windy and chilly outside and the house is freezing cold! And the heating won't come on until atleast an hour... (for a bit). 😌🙄
But ok so... 😴 let's do this Friday then!
Now; Barry's tea and breakfast! ☕🍳
Ireland! I highly recommend it! 🍀 Living 50 metres off the north Mayo coast at Downpatrick Head sits the 45 metre high flat topped sea stack Dún Briste. (the Broken Fort) This is a relatively new sea stack as it was only separated of the mainland Ireland in 1393 when monster seas severed it from County Mayo in an overnight storm
Yesterday was this wonderful women’s birthday and I didn’t get to do a little shout out cause we were knee deep in cooking a holiday feast. We had Christmas movies on, Christmas music and all the cheer. I just want to say I am so glad that you were born and we get to celebrate. Thank you for always making everyone feel loved and special, for always thinking the best of everyone and always continually striving to be better. You set an example to me and so many others. Also thank you for always wanting to travel with me, be cooky, talk about strange and peculiar things and oh thank you for making me an Aunt all those years ago. #thankyouforbeingborn#happybirthday#sagittarius#ireland#travelireland#bestfriends
I'd imagine everyone of my generation who grew up in rural Ireland will have memories of being in many houses with a dresser display like this.
The "good ware" was on display for all to see but only used on very special occasions.
Special occasions happened like when The Stations were held, or when a relative came home from America or when some other important visitor called and the like.
You would be regarded an important visitor if the fine bone China was brought down off the dresser to serve up a cup of tea.
Mostly it was usually the kitchen mugs for us and to be honest the tea tasted as good from them.
🇮🇪 Pretty much every time we travel to cities (and if you have been following us for a longer time you know we tend do this a lot) sooner or later we end up somewhere outside anyway. With so much input and hustle and bustle, you also have to take a deep breath and take a break from time to time.
In Dublin, just across the street from the Stephen's Green Shopping Centre we visited before, we reach this beautiful, quiet, public city park which is also called ‚St. Stephen's Green‘ with mature trees and even a lake!
In summer there are also free concerts and theater performances. Now it's too cold for that, but the girls and I don’t mind and enjoy our relaxed walk before we head back to the airport.
Next up we return to our home town Cologne in Germany for a quick visit of a beautiful light installation - stay tuned and have a great day! :)
Visit Ireland’s capital at the most magical time of the year and soak up the festive atmosphere! Stroll around Dublin’s Christmas markets, go ice skating, enjoy a hot whiskey at a cosy pub and marvel at the city’s beautiful Christmas lights!