We just had a 3 day weekend.
It was so very, very nice. It feels as though with our lives at the moment that we are permanently running at 150% which is hard to sustain. It really was a few days out of time for us, all of the boys activities were cancelled over the weekend (as there are 8 different activities that’s fairly significant!). We got to sleep for an extra hour with no alarm clock in the morning, it really makes a tremendous difference over 3 days!
Saturday was Patrick’s Day. I’m not really crazy about parades and the chaos but we did our own family version of celebrations. We started with a walk in the woods, and got very, very muddy! Then we went out for lunch. This may not seem like a big deal to you but we realised that it was the first time as a family we had gone out for a meal in a year. Between the cost and having a child that finds new situations difficult it is often something that we avoid unless necessary. Anyone who get a chance though, The Pink Elephant in west Cork is well worth a visit :) Friendly, helpful and very tolerant of kids and mud! Plus there’s the added bonus that well, you’re eating at a Pink Elephant…..
Just across the road there is a wonderful beach so we got to finish our day out by running our very patient dog (who sat in the car while we ate) on the beach.
Of course I have no photos from the actual day but just so that I don’t have a completely photo less post I’ll give you a bonus shot from the top of our hill from my walk this morning. I love when it starts turning green again after the winter (ok, so the trees aren’t quite there yet!)