Thursday, August 18, 2011

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

At Trinity College

Molly & Michele - the obligatory Dublin Shot

With Michele after climbing Killiney Hill

Michele in her Cell (another one for my collection!)

My very good friend Michele from New York came to visit this week. She was at a conference in London and added a trip to Dublin to her itinerary. It was so nice to see her and spend some time in person. I loved catching up and showing her where we live.

Michele loved Ireland and thought that it was one of the most beautiful places that she had ever seen. I have to agree. Thanks for coming Michele!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

"It doesn’t matter where you go in life, what you do ….. it’s who you have beside you."- Unknown

The Dublin Horse Show 2011

Getting to watch during the short dry spell

Ready to Ride!

What is a Horse show without riding one yourself?

Happy to get on a horse, even in the pouring rain

At the statues in front of the Four Seasons

Miss Mary at our house!

Sort of coincidentally, the last few days have brought us back to some of our earliest experiences in Ireland. Our first few days were spent at the Four Seasons. After weeks of packing and preparing to move in hot, sweaty, New York, I wanted to relax and unwind a little before moving into our temporary apartment. The boys loved the statues outside, and we have pictures of their 2-year-old selves with all of them.

With no car and a bunch of still-foggy heads, we headed over to the Dublin Horse Show on the first weekend we were in the Apartment. It was within walking distance, interesting for the kids, and a great, much needed day out.

Finally, on our third weekend here, we headed to Killarney on the train to visit our good friends Miss Mary and John. They are long time New Yorkers, originally from Kerry and the usually come over for August. We REALLY needed that weekend away and I remember how exited I was to get on the train at Euston Station.

This past weekend, we went to the Horse Show, Visited the Four Seasons and Miss Mary came to our house in Dublin. Really nice time, and lots of good memories.

Monday, August 1, 2011

"Where thou art, that is home."- Emily Dickinson

Two years ago today we arrived in Dublin. We are living, learning and loving it here, more than we could have imagined.