Sunny Days and Sandcastles

It was hot. We were hot and sticky so a trip to the beach was suggested and agreed upon.

Unfortunately, we were not alone. There was standing room only at the nearest beach to us and half of the county.   However, we did get to see some amazing Sand sculptures.  Let’s hear what you think of these,

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What if?

These are the questions being asked by those about me, and the answers are mixed. Some from Bob and some from me. I bet you can guess who answered what..

What if the sun burns itself out?

His next in command, the moon, will take over and our lives will be mellower.

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What if it doesn’t rain before September?

Irish people will become even more disgruntled and focused on the weather? Nothing new there. Their 4 legged tail wagging friends will wallow in the shade and be content with early morning walks in the woods.

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What if Breeze the ogre moves out of the wood in search of water?

More cupcakes for little old me!

 

 

 

Odd things you find growing in the garden.

Irish weather is always a hot topic (excuse the pun) but when one day you wake up to a dark sky and thundering cold wind. The next day it is beaming sunshine and heat. It is no wonder Irish people are so besotted with the weather.

However I am discovering that there is another hot topic in our house – strange things that pop up in the garden.

See for yourself. I look forward to the many varied comments that will follow the pictures below.

I was weeding and discovered this gorgeous plant, weed??

Then this odd looking object.  I wonder who or what planted it?

 

How do we know the weather is changing?

The answer in this house is simple. Take a look at these pictures,

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Bob hunkers down for a boring day of watching me clean the house,

 

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Ellie, gathers every sock she can find, and then hides them creating her own version of: “Go Find”

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Even the  sunflowers start to turn away, as though attempting to hide from the impending rain. (Also note, gate painting had to stop, though the painter was not sorry about this change of plans).

Irish Spring is a hit and miss affair, a bit like Irish Politics.

Days are stretching – indicating Spring is here even if the weather is contradicting this.

Bob does enjoy a good roll in the frosty grass.

Or a snooze in the sun while windows are cleaned.

While on a morning walk we noticed that weddings are happening.

Best of all, the woods are full of fun stuff to do,

just as well really as it has taken two days to post this to the site.

If you have any internet speed tips for this blogger, please apply below. All suggestions will save more jelly babies from being munched on.

Bob’s Diary: Perhaps we should build an ark?

A walk which Ellie tried to turn into a game of chase

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but I wasn’t having any of it.

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The field was flooded so walking and definitely running was off the timetable , for me, instead I decided on a snooze, meanwhile the other pair had made a new friend

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or was it a friend and a half?

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Bob’s Diary: Summer – Irish Style.

It is no wonder Irish people spend many hours talking or lamenting the weather.

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In the past few days we have gone from this:

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to this, (the vertical lines are large drips of rain falling from the roof)

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which means

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I AM NOT GOING FOR A STUPID WALK!

Bob’s Diary:Proof – I do move

To all those who think I sit around all day and pose…

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Here is the proof

 

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though Maria took her time taking the pictures and

I will catch her

it was very cold. I kept Ellie moving.

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Then I had a rest.

The grass was nicely frozen and cold. Delicious.