It's taken me ages to get around to writing this blog post, and even now I don't have much enthusiasm for writing it. I'm just doing it to get it out of the way! That said, the trip to Dublin was great. It's just that I've been so occupied since then that it's been hard to find the time or motivation to blog. I've got three books that I'm reading at once on the go, so any spare moments are taken up with that mostly. And I've been getting out of the house more, and trying to walk everywhere.
We had a great two nights in Dublin. My Mum very kindly offered to have all four of my little monsters for a few days, so we jumped at the chance and took the bus down to the Irish Republic's capital city. The north star hotel is very central and near to the bus depot. We have stayed there before but this time we had an upgraded room with a massive bed! As parents of 4 children (including a newborn) the first thing we did when we got there was to desperately rip off all our clothes, leap into bed and fall asleep!!
We did the usual Dublin city walk, saw the pointy spike thing in the centre (see photo), walked along the river, wandered into a few shops, and ended up in an Irish pub where we met up with a friend and drank & talked the day away.
All in all it was a good rest, and great to get away from the responsibility of being parents, temporarily. So, thanks Mum!
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