Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Our guests have been enjoying the lovely weather here. We've just had Janette and Maurice staying, all the way from Bannockburn, New Zealand, lovely people! Janette runs Aurum Homestay, which looks like a beautiful place to stay with gorgeous gardens, and Maurice is an artist with a gallery in Bannockburn. Just to prove what a small world it is, Janette met someone from the same town in a shop in Dingle - bear in mind that they only have about 400 inhabitants at home! You can see some of Maurice's work at the Antarctic Visitors Centre in Christchurch, and he was fascinated to visit the South Pole Inn in Annascaul, which was once owned by explorer Tom Crean, who was on some of the Antarctic expeditions with Scott and Co. and to learn some more of the history of the place. Congratulations also to their daughter Ingrid who had a baby boy, Bram, whilst they were here. Nice also to welcome back Mark, after his walk around the Dingle Way, tired but delighted with the great weather.