Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Lough Erne's Shore


We've had the quare busy Easter break. It seems as though we've put the new car through its paces travelling long distances, and although it's much more roomy and comfortable than our old car, we all agree we'll not go too far for a wee while. 



We have a family tradition on Easter Monday. For years we have driven to Co. Fermanagh, Ireland, to visit the places which my Dad and his siblings spent a lot of their childhood. The relatives who once lived there are long gone and all that remains now are the old shells of the houses that once were. 


It is truly beautiful and undisturbed up there. Irish weather is unpredictable and in years gone by we have been so cold we couldn't even get out of the car. However, yesterday was just so comfortably warm. We climbed a steep hill and looked out over Lough Erne.


Jack is honestly a little mountain goat. He's got a great pair of legs on him, and when he wants to, he can just walk and walk and walk. Funny how his legs seem to betray him in the shopping mall and suddenly he can go no further without a bribe of some description. This sort of outing is just his bag though. He's an outdoorsy sort of chap and he climbed this mountain like a pro.







Our Maisey-dog loves this trip. It might be the highlight of her year. I voted against her coming this year, isn't that awful? It's just that every year she finds a huge pile of cow dung and rolls in it. I'll wash her down the best I can, and then she'll promptly go and roll in another one. Then we're left with her stinking out the car on the long drive home. With a nice new car and a new little one in tow I didn't want the responsibility of this on top of everything else. Fortunately for her, my husband said he would deal with any poo-related calamities, and he did. I'm glad she came. She's had some mighty craic.



This was Noah's first Enniskillen trip and he donned his big brother's hand-me-downs, wearing a pair of cute little Aigle Lollypop wellies, and Zara Skinnies. Jack wore his Tootsa McGinty Dungarees from Desmond Elephant and Hunter Classic Wellies in black.

Hope you all had a fab Easter. I reckon we're looking forward to getting back to our normal routine, just to get a break. Phew. What a mad couple of weeks!


Time for tea.

29 comments:

  1. Amazingly beautiful photography as usual. Really enjoyed all of these shots.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Thank you as always for your kind words, Mersad. X

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  2. Looks like an idyllic day out, beautiful photos

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  3. What a gorgeous place to spend a day out and about!

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  4. Every time I visit here, I feel like Jack is straight from a storybook! His childhood seems so ideal!

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  5. Looks like a great place to visit & enjoy the countryside.
    Hope you'll stop by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/bluebird-breakfast.html and share!

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  6. Fab pictures and glad you had a lovely time :-) So many beautiful memory captured. I especially enjoyed the close up of both of you sitting on the hill and his intriuge with the stick. #weeklytopshot

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  7. thanks for bringing us along with your adventure!

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  8. Such lovely images to capture a beautiful day!

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  9. looks so peaceful there and what wonderful views #countrykids

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  10. It looks well worth the drive to that beautiful spot in the countryside. Jack looks very at home there and i love his Hunter Wellies. thank you for sharing some gorgeous photos from your Easter Monday on Country Kids.

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  11. Beautiful photos! Popped over from TWTW 😄

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  12. Wow how beautiful are these - I feel happy and relaxed just looking at them! Its stuff like this that makes me yearn for a life in the country and live with such beauty around us! x

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  13. Adventuring across and over the fields puts me so strongly in memory of when my own children were this age. There was always a high place to be found and viewed from.

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  14. Amazingly beautiful shots as always- and is the lady in the photo you? I don't think I have ever seen a photo of you before. Now we know where your kids get their beautiful looks from. xx

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    1. Yes, that's me, Katie. I'm normally behind the camera. Thank you for the lovely compliment. X

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  15. What a really beautiful collection of photos

    Thank you for linking up

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  16. What a lovely tradition. My family is Irish descent and I dream of visiting one day.
    :-)
    Traci

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  17. You're beautiful Mama! and those photos are just amazing, you create the most beautiful bokeh! x

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  18. Every photos is stunning! #mysundayphoto

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  19. Fantastic photos, love Jack sitting on bale of hey, eating a sandwich.

    Have a great week!
    Karren

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  20. Beautiful! What a lovely walk and day you had!

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xx

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  21. What a great capture of your day outside!

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  22. Such stunning views!

    http://www.homeofohm.com/2015/04/need-laugh-stop-in-wordlesswednesday.html

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  23. Fabulous photos. I would love to Ireland sometime and visit the land of my ancestors. Noah and his little red boots look like they are having a ball.

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  24. Oh, your photos are just beautiful - and so is the location. What a lovely tradition.

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  25. Lovely day and beautiful photos.

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  26. Wow what a beautiful place to visit! Some gorgeous photos. #countrykids

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