When your significant other is from another place than you it follows that you need to spend some of your holidays visiting family and friends where they are from. For me this other “home” is Ireland and that suits me fine. I really enjoy to visit the emerald isle and the wonderful people over there.
This easter we’re going back to visit and I can’t wait. A 10 days stay in the middle of april has all the markings of a lovely stay. I have already booked a few nights at The Royal Marines Hotel, where I stayed last year. And had a lovely time.
It’s lovely to have something good to look forward to especially since I’ve been feeling off all week.
When I was in Dublin I arranged to meet a friend who lives there and as we had agreed to meet up at St. Stephen’s Green I took the opportunity to look around the shops and the park.
I enjoyed the area and my friend and I had a great time in one of the pubs nearby where we consumed good beer and food. There are plenty of people around the shops and in the area, but it seemed that there wasn’t so many tourists in the pubs in the area. I might have been lucky or all of them was in the Temple Bar area.
Being home again and back to work I can look back on a lovely time in beautiful Ireland. But as much as I enjoyed my trip it’s also good to be home and back to work and everyday life.
We are lucky enough to stay at a lovely hotel just outside Dublin called the Royal Marine Hotel.
The hotel is wonderful, we have a lovely view an a cosy little balcony.
The hotel also has an amazing spa that I got to enjoy by having what they called a “tangle me up body wrap”. It was a lovely stress relieving experience.
I am enjoying my stay a lot.
Today I went for a stroll around Dublin and enjoyed some sunshine and lovely weather.
Walking past the statue of Molly Malone made me think of my old school days when we used to sing about her.
There was many people out and quite a few tourist that was probably there for the 1916 centennial.
Outside the General Post Office the queues was so long I decided not to bother with them.
I wandered around Temple Bar, but decided to enjoy my beer somewhere else.
I am really enjoying easter here in Ireland. So far we have spent our time being invited out to good friends for good food, drinks and lovely company.
The weather haven’t been the best. We’ve had rain, wind and a few showers of hail stones. But the sun has come through on occations.
This easter is quite special in Ireland as they are marking the centennial of the Easter Rising that led to irish independence