Tuesday, 11 August 2009

At The End Of Ireland.

So I am dragging my heels here. I admit it.

Why is it so hard to open this creaky little door to the land of blog again?

I feel so many things are in a state of flux at the moment, and I'm having difficulty pinning myself down. Maybe it's the feel of the end of the holidays approaching. So much still to do.

Anyway, our holiday didn't go as planned and we had to come home early. Difficult but necessary.

So here's a taster of our few days with our dearest friends.







So as I'm beginning to notice the barest perceptible change in the night air, the slightest drawing in of the evenings, I am trying to rally my troops to get the most out of the few weeks that are left.

But sometimes when the wind is taken out of your sails it's hard to fly again.

For a little while.

15 comments:

ladybug-zen said...

wow! ireland looks amazing. i can't wait to travel there. i plan to either hike or bike across your sweet country...someday.

sorry it didn't go as planned, but still it looks nice.

catfish said...

i know exactly what you mean about squeezing every last drop of summer..im doing the same and have a sense of dread about the evenings closing in..and i havent done enough to make summer special for the littlies..o the mammy guilt..i am new to milkmoon and just love dropping in to sneak a peak at your life..thank you for all the days you ve made me smile ..just about the simple things in life..i send you a big gust of warm wishes to put a little bit of wind back in your sails...cath

Andrew said...

Looks like a nice break all the same. The kids must have had a great time.

What We Eat said...

Lets do something amazing before they go back... something touristy...!!!

Tia said...

Hi Ciara, welcome home ! Honey please DONT be so hard on yourself...you do a wonderful job !!! Sorry you had to come home early but look at the wonderful memories you made...and instead of rushing to squeeze the last out of summer ,enjoy the moments left...its the little things that matter , honest ! I will admist ,as Homeschoolers we have forgotten the rush that comes with back to school time , but , we used to try make it fun, having cover your book nights where the kids would make their own labels ,etc...anyway...Im putting the kettle on , I`ll make you a cuppa {hugs} Tia ...ps: here 4 u xx

Lisa Falzon said...

You have such an eye for poignancy.. or would that be a heart for poignancy? I just love that first photo.. it says so much.

And the snakes-and-ladders shot... it's just amazing :)

Sorry to hear your holiday was cut short! :(

jaboopee said...

is that a silk purse i see in the first photo?

..hope all is well @ milkmoon.....

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I 'm sorry you had to return early from such a beautiful holiday. Yes, that can certainly take the wind out of your sails. I'll be thinking of you. I've felt listless before, too.

You did get some lovely photos!

acornmoon said...

We went to Clonakilty, or should I say, as is customary "Clonakilty God Help Us", to ward off the workhouse. It seems impossible to imagine those hard times now doesn't it.

Whatever has taken the wind out of your sails, I hope you come out of the doldrums soon.

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear about your vacation!!! It looks lovely! In time you will be back in the swing of things. Sometimes we need a mental break from the world. I know I do! Getting outdoors with your family is the best medicine!!!
And lots of hugs!!

Annah said...

Hey Ciara, sometimes there are no words......



But looking foreward to Friday! yay...

Chris Judge said...

Looove the ears shot. I can hear the snuffles for truffles behind the hay.

Fine Little Shop said...

Ireland looks so nice. A pity I never had time to visit when my sister lived there.

Ciara said...

Thanks for all your sweet comments everyone.

Ladybug-zen: you'd be taking your life in your hands to cycle on our roads! We've only recently started putting in cycle-paths and then only in some of the bigger towns. It always terrifies me when I see tourists on our little country roads! But I guarantee you'd have an amazing holiday if you do come. It really is a magical place.

And I'm seeing that first photo with different eyes now! Chris, and Elaine(Jaboopee), I no longer see Ru's feet where he lay above us looking at the sky, but a hide-and-seek pig! In fact, I think I've been spending too much time looking at your painting's Chris, because all I see now is a big hairy creature with little pink ears on top of his big ole head! LOL!

Emma said...

Gorgeous pictures, Ciara. Sorry your holiday was cut short. I know you were looking forward to it so much.