The last few days have been Irish heaven … sunshine and no rain.
Did I already say heaven?
I’ve been taking long walks along Lock 5 with Coco puppy.
Did I tell you that the sun has been beaming down on us … all that lovely vitamin D.
Dee has kindly lent me a new laptop which is a great help.
Only one more problem to solve … how to get the broadband to connect to the laptop.
I spent a few hours trying … and then Derek tried … same result … nada.
I think that the whole broadband kit that I have from Eircom may have to be replaced … it’s all of 2 years old.
Anyway … I’m still popping in to Dee’s to use their computer and broadband so that’s why I’ve only been able to blog once a week … and there’s no photos.
Speaking of photos … I have so many of Ballinamore, Coco, the Lock … all in sunshine.
Big congrats to Orla and Kevan on their engagement this week … many happy’s for the future.
Orla is mourning the closing of Moo (it will shut on October 4) and I’m in a kind of denial.
My joking talk of making my, Maggies and Derek/Lynda’s cottages into a roaming sheebeen has almost made me want to do it … if there’s a light on in the window then friends can wander in with some wine/beer and sit by the fire for a chat.
I hear that Supervalu is opening a cafe on its premises on Friday. I’ll pop in to see what’s on offer.
Town is getting quiet as we wander through Autumn.
I’m looking forward to Halloween.
Last year I dressed as a Devil Queen (if you go to the October/November archives you’ll see photos) and handed out about 90 euro worth of sweets … sending half the children in town into a sugar high.
The kids really get dressed up so I think it’s worth me making the effort to give them sweets … althoug I did see quite a few repeat witches and warlocks … the word spread that I was a soft touch.
And then there will be Xmas.
I spend it alone and terribly happy … something that many of my friends have never understood.
I get out of bed and put on my newly bought Xmas PJ’s around 11am.
I open a bottle of champagne and then ring all my family in Oz (or they ring me). I spend a great few hours chatting with them and hearing how hot it is … and how much crayfish they ate … and how warm the water was in their pools … tough life but they’re strong people!
I then make a plate of yummy tasty things … sit by the fire … and read or watch TV … and sip champagne.
This year I will get another couch so Coco can loll as well.
Bliss on a stick folks … no fuss … no hassle … no crowds of people … peace and quiet … and deep lolling.
I go visiting in the week between Xmas and New Year and really enjoy people’s company.
And right now it’s another day … not as sunny but I live in hope that it will peep through sometime today.
Take care and I hope that my next post will be from my home … with photos.