Monday, July 23, 2007

Had some guys down from Dublin on Saturday night who were doing Harness racing in Camp: this is where the horses trot pulling a small cart around a grass or dirt track. They were saying that a lot of races were off as the weather was bad, and this was their first trip to Camp. They also travelled across to Wales to race, but they've got bad flooding in England and Wales: watched the news, and it looks terrible with towns cut off right across the country. The weather here hasn't been great but we've had sun and showers, and at least we haven't got floods !

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Well, it was Caitlins second birthday today, can't believe how fast the last two years have gone. We we're looking back through our visitors book last night and seeing who stayed at that time. I remember cooking dinner for two Dutch guests when Rachels Mum and Dad came to see us just a couple of days after Caitlin was born. It was such a rush we all sat down to dinner together and Rachels Mum kept us all entertained! The weather today was not great but Caitlin had a small party, so we had Laura with Padma, Carina with Bey, Donna with Shona, and Rachels sister Corinne to visit - I don't think I've ever seen Caitlin so excited! First thing this morning she opened one present which was two pairs of shorts and a t-shirt, and she was trying to get one of our guests to put the shorts on ! Everyone had a great time, and it's now peace and quiet again......

Friday, July 13, 2007


Took delivery of our new car today, courtesy of our good friend Graham, who drove over from Derbyshire in his MG ZS as he is waiting for his new Jag ! He's a real MG enthusiast and has owned a number over the years, including this one which was one of the last to be produced by MG Rover. He's involved in the Chesterfield MG Club, organising thier rallies, which are always well attended. http://www.mgocwestmids.co.uk/nine.html gives you their details.We're just waiting for them to descend on the Dingle Peninsula one day ! Just hope we have enough room to put them all up......

Monday, July 9, 2007

Been getting pretty busy with the B&B - lots of enquiries and bookings and lots of guests from around the world ! South Africa, Germany, Holland, Ireland and England. We had a guy whose company was doing a lot of work in the biomimetics area, who was fascinating to talk to - loads of interesting projects, and I'll post more when I get the link to his website.

Had a few days of good weather, so the fruit and vegetables are doing quite well now, and even had a bit more wind for a couple of windsurfing sessions., and hopefully more today ! Rachel has been for a couple of horseridings sessions at a nice stables in nearby Milltown: she reckons the instructors are very good.