It’s almost a heatwave in Ballinamore … the max will be around 8 to 10C … nice after the freezing weather we’ve had recently.
Took Coco puppy for a 2 hour walk to Lock 5 this morning … good for me and she loves it … once she’s dragged me to the Lock I let her off the lead and she just runs and runs and runs … amazing to watch.
Someone has 2 horses in the field next to the Lock … first time Coco saw them she barked and barked and I kept her on the lead until we passed them.
Not sure what she thought they were … big dogs?
When Coco isn’t running she’s doing what pointers do … freeze and just look at birds and anything else that moves.
Our robin flew into the house yesterday and Coco (as usual) chased after it … to both their surprise … she caught it!
Coco had the poor wee bird in her mouth and I yelled ‘Drop it’.
Which she did.
I sent her outside so I could check on the robin … not dead, just a little stunned … Coco had held her so gently in her mouth that she only had soggy wings from dog drool!
I gently picked the robin up in a tea towel and placed her on the kitchen window and stroked her for a while.
She eventually flew away.
After walking Coco I wandered the main street and chatted to a few more businesses.
Cara Pharmacy is run by Mary and her very able staff.
There’s some lovely jewellry, gift boxes, perfumes and makeup that would all make lovely Xmas gifts.
I then popped into a local institution … Comiskeys sweet shop.
A few generations of children have loved this shop.
John was telling me that it opened in the early 1950’s as a grocery and hardware shop (it had previously been a pub) but as the bigger grocery stores came into town they specialised in sweets.
It’s a treasure trove of old fashioned and modern confectionary … not many shops like it.
John will weigh out the sweets and I think they’d look great in bowls around the house for Christmas.
When expat Ballinamore people come home for a holiday they always pop in to Comiskeys to stock up.
That’s it for today.
I’m off to start learning Joomla (an open source content management system) so I can start to build my own website and the SKIL2 learning space.