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.