Yesterday, my eldest and I had to set off to Dublin! We had an appointment to get to before 11am and so left West Cork under the cover of darkness at 3.30am in order to catch the 5.05am train from Cork to Hueston!
I was looking so forward to the train journey and a great opportunity to relax (ie – travel without being the driver, yay) and catch up with some reading. Dublin was buzzing – there were street entertainers, buskers, mime-artists everywhere. Shops were boasting slashed prices – bargains to be had everywhere! The city full of visitors and people getting ready for the Dublin Horse Show that starts today. I loved every bit of it despite suffering from sleep deprivation and a sullen teen!
But the thing I found most captivating, most intriguing, is a poster saying that it is illegal to spit at the Luas staff! I cant believe that people would even do that! That is must happen regularly enough for it to warrant a poster. How awful!
My teens highlight was catching a seagull in St. Stephan’s green! Need I say more! I thought we would be arrested for disturbance of the peace!
|The Tranquil scene at St. Sephen’s Green|
The old adage – “you can take the boy out the country but you cant take the country out the boy” certainly rings true…….
He lured the ringleader seagull closer and closer using a bag of chips and then pounced. There was a spectacular display of flight and feathers as every bird in the vicinity synchronised a hysterical lift off.
|Calm before the storm….|
A very concerned, elderly American-accented tourist came running over – I thought he was going to shout at us for disruption and animal cruelty but he was all concern for my son – instead he was yelling “throw your fries – throw your fries – he’s after your fries” (fully believing my son to be the victim under attack)
|Mayhem of feathers and flight and fright!|
Oh, I love Dublin! x