Thursday, 7 January 2010

Away We Go!

So, I am sitting in a hotel room with Jay, somewhere near Dublin airport!

Yes. I was afraid to even mention it in case we didn't get away in the end, and I know we're not there yet, but... we are in a hotel room! And it's so very quiet without all those little clamoring voices. But I think I might get used to it. For a day or two before I really start to miss them.



Hopefully our flight will leave on time early tomorrow morning, but I am prepared for some hanging around. We are off to Madrid until Monday to visit some very dear friends, and I promise some posts to come of our trip.



It was quite an adventure even getting this far, as we decided not to try and drive through the Big Freeze, but bussed it instead.
It was arctic... I felt like I was in outer Siberia, (Jay has been there and said, yes, it reminded him of it!).



So, as I was so disorganised about getting this post done before I left home I had no photos to share with you of the Winter Wonderland we still find ourselves in, so these are from last year. Bit of a cheat, I know, but if anything it's even more snowy and icy this year.



I do love how everyone's blogs and facebook are just awash with Snow Posts. It's wonderful to see. And although it's wearing a bit thin for some, the fact that school did not reopen today as planned means that certain little somebody's are over the moon and making the most of it!

So fingers crossed we fly tomorrow!

23 comments:

marta said...

please do
we are already waiting
so happy
have a nice trip

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, you are off to the warmth, aren't you? Have a marvelous time. The snow is falling here!

Tracey said...

Oh, a holiday without clamoring voices. How luxurious! Even a quiet hotel room in Dublin must seem kind of nice. Enjoy!

Mimi said...

Fincrossed for you too!
Some big people were over the moon about school not re-opening too!!!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Janie B said...

Have fun! Can't wait to see Madrid pictures.

Kato said...

I am hoping and wishing for you! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Martin H. said...

Safe journey Ciara.

Vanilla Press said...

Ooh, sounds lovely!I really hope you get to go.
Enjoy every minute & I look forward to seeing photos.
x

the b in subtle said...

ohhhh i ENVY you! say Ola to Espana for me!! have never been but hope to go sometime (being black irish and all that ;) HA!)

safe journeying "there and back again", Ciara!

jaboopee said...

oh my fingers are crossed for you..i hope your not one of those people waiting 6 hours on the plane on the runway .....im sending very very postive thoughts that your not ....sounds like your going to have a lovely break...i am so envious of you....

that last photo made me laugh.

Andrew said...

Have a lovely break. Hopefully there is some sunshine in Madrid!

mise said...

Oh yes, the quiet is always so quiet after the clamour, and then after a while an emptiness creeps into the wonderful stillness again. But just till Monday, that'll be a joyful quiet, I reckon. Have a wonderful time!

2busy said...

Oooo, enjoy your trip! I bet you will have fabulous pictures.

Stephanie said...

Relish the Spanish warmth!

beck said...

Hey Sweetie, sounds like you are in for a lovely adventure, lucky you! Looking forward to your thoughts and photo's as I really enjoy reading your blog. The snow pictures are such a contrast to our sunny, hot days here in Daylesford, Australia. Our blinds are all down and the animals watered as it's going to be a stinker today!! Hope you have a fun trip xo

A. E. Hendricks said...

Have a great trip! I love these snow photos...seems it must be freezing. I hope Madrid is warm and wonderful!

Live 4 The Lemurs said...
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Live 4 The Lemurs said...

Have a great trip! I am going to Colorado!

Hilltop House said...

hope you have an absolutely wonderful trip :0)

Paddy said...

Thaw sé ag teacht.

Circe said...

Happy Trip! Safe travels! Very happy for the two of you! (Though my fingers, toes, and other extremities are EXTREMELY JEALOUS!)

;)

Can't wait to hear all about it...

xo

Frau said...

Safe travels hope you have a wonderful time! Drink the sangria it's delish! Happy New Year!

acornmoon said...

Bon voyage!