It rained, it rained again and then it rained some more. But it didn’t dampen our spirits! Here are the highlights from 4 days in Loughrea, Ireland.
- Seeing my son, niece and nephew together always makes me happy, but when they are jumping all over their Grandad that makes my smile even wider. Big love.
- Usually being surrounded by boys in my own home, this weekend meant I could totally OD on sparkly pinkness, hair styling and dollies with my gorgeous niece.
- My amazingly creative sister was displaying adorable craft flowers on her mantel, made by her two babies for Mother’s Day. They were even prettier in real life and were created by the children under the watchful eye of my brother in law (armed with an extensive list of directions lovingly prepared by my sister). Kudos to him, they were as cute as a button and still going strong weeks later.
- I seem to have perfected the art of american pancakes just lately, so I whipped up a batch – chocolate chip for the children – as fun fuel for the day.
- Brunch at The Hungry Bookworm in Loughrea town. The scones were a sight to be seen. More to come on that later.
- A bit of retail therapy at Eyre Square Shopping Centre. Penneys (the Irish affiliate of Primark) offered up a bag full of goodies for just €29. Happily that did not include the lovely sunnies my sister and I are pictured wearing.
- And finally a bit of escapism in the form of the latest period drama, Far From The Madding Crowd. I can’t say as I was desperate to see the film, more desperate to sit in solitude for a couple of hours! But if you enjoy a period drama then I’d recommend it… bar the last 2 minutes.