Sunday, May 25, 2008

Caitlin has been in high spirits as she saw her best friend Padma yesterday. She had been missing her as the Brodies had been in London for a couple of weeks. We ( and many others apparently ) follow their exploits on their blog: The Brodie Bunch. Laura always makes us laugh with her comments and pictures. Caitlin was very excited to give Padma a belated birthday present, and sang Happy Birthday to her! She then came home with a pair of Padmas fluffy high heeled mules, and amused our guests by parading around with them on. Caitlin was also happy to collect some more hens eggs this morning, which are now getting a bit more regular, and larger.

We had a nice walk in Glentenassig forest this morning: the approach to the entrance to the forest is impressive in itself, with huge mountains and screes ( a bit like Lord of the Rings ! ) The forest is well laid out with different walks, including ones around the lakes along wooden pathways. You can fish the loughs with a permit, and as we walked around you could see the fish making ripples on the water. A lovely place for a spot of fishing.

Our guests, Claudia and Dirk have been with us for six nights now, and have been exploring everywhere! Today was over to Glenbeigh, and around Lough Caragh and Glencar, before heading down to the Beara Peninsula and the Healy Pass and Dursey Island. The trip did includes a few close shaves with mad dogs, deer, rabbits and Irish drivers, but they survived to tell the tale...

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