Hello all! A couple of weeks of the summer holidays left, and I just don't know where the time has gone. The weather this summer has not been kind, and was even less so last week when we took ourselves off on our holidays to County Donegal (my happy place) for a whole week. It bucketed down with hardly a break for 4 of the 7 days, but we didn't let it stop us. We got soaked to the skin numerous times, but that's typical Irish weather for you.
The last two days the sun shone and gave us a bit of heat, so we took a walk through the perfect Poison Glen of Gweedore. Noah was napping, so we missed him on this little adventure. Jack loved it. He wanted so badly to join his Daddy and I on our climb up Mount Errigal. We were advised against it, and it was just as well. It was a challenge as it was, and definitely no place for a 4 year old. Even the dog, who has two legs up on us found it a struggle. Plus, on the way down the heavens opened and we basically slid the whole way back down. It became really a bit treacherous!
We rent a huge house for the week with the extended a family, and Jack, who is a chatty social little being loves the company. There's always someone to have a natter to. I think he must miss the interaction as he has been talking my ear off this week. I alone am getting the conversation he would have spread around 15 people. It's a lot for one person to take!
Jack says when he's a 'big man' he wants to live in Donegal. That's the dream. I've told him we'll go with him. Every year I come back to the city and dream of someday moving to live by the mountains and the sea.
Noah was only 10 weeks old when we took him here last year. 14 months now, and he was able to properly appreciate the beach, the company, and a little break from normal routine. What a great holiday, and such a lot of special memories made. Here's our week that was, which was just full of action and fun.
1. Tiny feet enjoying the sand
2. Beach times
3. Climbing Mount Errigal, Co. Donegal
4. Bucklepping and Snorkling
5. Archie and Noah build Sandcastles
6. Big Jack, Little Jack
7. Poison Glen