Saturday, 28 July 2007



This is a short post from the girl who's always late and in a hurry!
Mr D Junior is on holiday for the next 2 weeks and we're leaving tomorrow morning. We're going to spend one week on the Atlantic coast. We'll come back home for 3 days before going to Caen (Lower Normandy). I must say that now that my DH is officially on holiday, I really feel on holiday too!!!

Girls, I won't be back before September and I hope to have regained some inspiration, energy and strength till then.

See you!

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Now, I'm back and haven't been saying much about my two week training in Dublin.

Well, it WAS very interesting but not as extensive as I would have liked it to be. Irish people are very welcoming and nice. I did learn a lot about Ireland and the people living there (this island is beautiful!!!!). I was happy to practise my English and in a way it was quite reassuring to notice that I was able to speak it on an 'everyday' basis ( English teachers know what I mean).
I've bought lots of books (contemporary Irish literature) but first I need to finish the Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy (an excellent book).
So, my suitcase was too heavy for Ryanair...They made me pay a 68E fee... Damn it!
I also managed to buy the new Harry Potter book at the airport at...5.30 a.m... Well, I flew back at 6.25 a.m. I still had plenty of time to do shopping!
What about these last days? Apart from washing the dog (as you may see above :-)), I've been trying to rest a little . In Dublin, we would have a complete day at University (9.00 a. m-4.30p.m) and then we headed off into town . There were so many places to visit, a few shops to go into and lots of pubs to drink in ( actually, Guinness with black current is OK).
I've also been looking at blogs and, girls, I just love all the lovely presents and hand-made items you've received or made. That made me realize I still have a lot on my plate if I do intend to finish some projects under progress ( Can I still qualify them as 'under progress'? To be honest, I'm not sure). I'm the most absent-minded stitcher on earth. Guess what! I had packed all the materials to stitch during my stay in major element...the chart!
I'm off !
I'll keep you posted!
See you!

Now, where should we hang it?

UPDATE 26/07/07: We decided to hang it in the living room...What do you think? I'm quite happy with it.

25/07/07: So, Napo, do you like it? I think we're going to hang it in our living room or the hall... I'll see tonight with my DH.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Pics of Dublin and its surroundings



City centre (various places)

(The Brazen Head, Pub)(Gaiety Theatre: Riverdance)


Molly Malone


Prison : Kilmainham Gaol,1796

Dublin Castle

Trinity College

St Patrick's Cathedral
Christ Church

Phoenix Park


Glasnevin Cemetery

Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin