Today I finished my job which I’ve had for almost 15 years. I’m embarking on a new journey, and hopefully it’s the right one! We’re also off on holidays tomorrow for 2 weeks, so I won’t be posting for a while.
Queenstown, New Zealand.
have a lovely Easter and I’ll see you in two weeks 🙂
To finish off March, my green month, here’s a shot of some peppers we grew the first year we started growing vegetables.
That year the garden was fabulous and we grew so much…it hasn’t been the same since.
Happy St Patrick’s Weekend! This year we’re very lucky that 17th fell on a Friday, so we have 3 days to celebrate! This post is especially for Nicole over on Just Live It. I think some people in other countries have an image of what it’s like to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, so I decided to show what it’s like as an Irish person in Ireland.
I really believe that it’s more important if you’re Irish abroad. It’s a chance to be proud of your nationality and meet up with others. When I lived in Italy I made a big effort to make little bags of green, white and orange sweets to give to my classes. For me here, it’s a nice day off to catch up with friends. I don’t have green decorations in my house or wear a leprechaun hat or go to a parade.
So here are a few photos of my day yesterday. We started off by taking advantage of the dry morning with a nice walk in the woods looking for fairy doors (we were lucky in Cork that the rain stayed away). This was followed up by a traditional breakfast. Some people prefer mushrooms or tomatoes with their fry, but I’m a beans person all the way.
With full bellies it was off to the pub to catch up with friends, drink proper beer and bet on the Gold Cup! A great day was had by all.
I did wear green for the day and I was lucky 🙂
After that it was off home to watch some rugby. Unfortunately the under-20s and the women lost their matches, so today’s match is all for pride.
Source: Irish Rugby
I’ll be shouting loudly for the Boys in Green today.
And so I’ll just leave you with a final message from Dublin Airport…..
Today’s reflection is a bit closer to home than the one from last week. This one is from Gougane Barra, Cork. The source of the River Lee.
I’ve posted many photos of Gougane Barra over the years because it’s a place I love to go for hiking, and to see the little church and ancient monastery ruins.
We’re a week out from the big day, so here’s some more green to see us through.
Thankfully the temperatures have risen since I took this photo and we haven’t had frost for a week or so.
Have a lovely weekend 🙂
As it’s now March, I can start with a host of green posts to celebrate the month of St Patrick’s Day!
First up is Lynn Canyon park, Vancouver. It’s never ending green.
Over the last 10 days we’ve been battered by a couple of storms, so any leaves that had grown have been whipped away, making this week’s challenge topic an easy one.
After the rain stopped on Sunday we did get a brief glimpse of blue sky.
From Moments to Memories photo challenge. From Below.