What a lovely weekend … filled with sunshine and friends.
Brent and Mary (ex Moo Wine Bar) invited me to their place on Friday evening.
Mary picked me up and as we parked at their place I noticed a table with wine glasses and candles all set up on the decking outside … lovely.
We started with a glass of red bubbly and just enjoyed the peace and quiet … watching the cows wander the fileds.
I have a theory that there are little elves whose job it is to make the countryside look fab … they organise the cows to walk across the fields at certain time … I can just hear them on their headsets (they’re very 21st century)
‘ok … can we have the 2 black cows and the spotted one walking from the left … slowly … lovely … can we have a few more crows flying across the sky … how about a little light glimmering through the trees? Lovely … good work everyone … now all we have to do is get the sunset right …’
We sat at the table and ate a lovely meal cooked by Brent … and sipped some more wine … and enjoyed each others company.
I stayed the night and had breakfast with them in their front garden.
A really lovely visit with good friends … can’t beat it.
Saturday was relatively quiet during the day … I put Coco on a long lead so she could run around but not run away. She and Ella played for about 6 hours outside until William and Damien came home.
I sat under the gazebo and read books and the papers.
More people came visiting so I opened a bottle of sparkling red to share with them.
Nice easy evening.
Lolled all day Sunday.
Up now and just talked with my Dad on vid cam via Skype … very cool … and it’s free.
Thinking of having a quiet day today and enter the week gently.
At 8pm in Shaylyn this evening you can have a go at different traditional dance traditions. You only dance to the ones you want.
It will be a mix of sean nos, Irish step and Scottish dance for all levels and only €5.
For the sean nos they have Ronan Regan who is a very popular sean nos dancer and teacher, our own Martha for the step dance and Rita Cooper for the Scottish.
It’s all part of a cross border dance programme that Shaylyn are running.
You get to try different dances 2 or 3 times a year … and if you’re interested you can go to some of the dance sessions across the border.
I’m going along as I love to dance and it would be fun to learn something new… and say hello to people.
Hope to see you there if you’re in Ballinamore.