Well the weekend would be over...but tomorrow is a bank holiday. Yay!!! The weather has been absolutely fantastic, sadly the girls and I worked our tails off yesterday, IN A CELLAR!!! We were unloading the container for the shop and were up and down stairs with all manner of goodies. I did not even get a sniff of the Temple bar market as I was at work by 08h15. Today Kirstin emotionally blackmailed us to go to the beach, she did not really have to do that as I was all geared up to enjoy the gift of ANOTHER good day. She started making picnic sandwiches AND came prancing downstairs in her swimming costume (togs here) and singing about the summer sun....fair play to her I guess as we certainly ended up at the beach! We all applied sunscreen liberally and I put on my new polka dot (yes really!!!) bikini with my sarong and off we went.
We got to Brittas and the wind was HOWLING which makes the beach a very unpleasant place. Luckily there are a lot of dunes so we found a marvelous spot sheltered from the wind with a fab view of the parking lot....very sad but oh so very true...in our defense there was nothing else we could do, unless breaking our youngest child's heart counts...we could have got back in the car and gone home!!!
I decided to work on my tan and promptly fell asleep in the sun, not much else to do what with the other options of counting cars or people traipsing to and from the beach...
All I can say is that the sun in Ireland is....small fry, after 2 hours of rotating and snoozing I cannot even see a tan line...ask anyone from the Southern Hemisphere what that time worshipping the yellow ball in the sky would do and it will definitely involve colour, depending on the factor of the sunscreen applied. Lobster red anyone?
We also managed to bump into friends while there, Tracy and her family had stopped off for a swim and sat and chatted a while, made us feel very local...
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