What a weekend!I met Matron on Friday in Cobh on a stop over from a British Isles cruise.The Queen Victoria came into Cobh which was once named Queenstown in her honour.Cobh was the last port of call for the ill fated Titanic.
I will just give very short comments as the pics will tell the tale (s)
I got an unusual pic of the liner, the tiny tug busy tying up the ropes to keep the ship at the deepwater quay and the Brittany Ferries ship the Pont Aven passing by on her way to dock at the ferryport in Ringaskiddy.
I met matron and we set off for Blarney Castle on the outskirts of Cork City.This is the famous stone,which is a lintel stone high above the ground.The attendant holds the victim while they lie down and reach out backwards to kiss the stone,Matron did but I didn't!
We strolled around the spacious grounds of mature woodlands, this area is known as the Rock Close but my children always called it the Witch's garden! It is full of ferns and stone formations including Wishing steps and witches kitchen! Matron is studying the Dolmen which is reputed to shift from time to time!The rain jackets had to be donned as there was a light mist falling while we were there.
We continued to the allotments and a quick visit to Cork City before returning To Cobh.
On Sat night I was at my niece Claire's 21st birthday party.Great night had by all!
The cake had to be photographed, it was so pretty and unusual .It is a replica make up bag complete with make up bottles etc made from sugar icing!
Sunday we had a family BBQ in blazing sunshine in Robert's Cove, Rob was only one chef.....
Sunday night it was dancing in Clonmore Co Tipperary to Finbarr Dennehy
The place was packed to capacity and people danced the night away!
I will have time to read up on all the blogs I have missed out on later on this evening, I will also post more pics with more info the relevant links.
Footnote, I had not been on my blog all weekend and when I did go on today I noticed my background had disappeared and I had a 'floaty' text box referring to Photobucket.I thought it was merely a glitch until just now when I read on Lynda's blog that she has exactly the same thing!