Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Day Off

I had a lovely day off (one of the few perks of working retail is having a day off during the week....its not as busy in town as the weekend and I love being able to laze around the house in the morning)

I had a few errands in town, getting my dress for the work ball altered, buying bits and ends for my blog swap (woot!) and following that up with a tea date with my friend Jen!

I saw a few interesting things throughout the day and thought I would snap a picture or two and share them with you guys!

I saw this card in the Tourism office here in Limerick...It made me LOL...Every time I've gone to the Cliffs Of Moher its pissing rain sideways and it can be a challenge especially when you go over the fence on the left side of the cliffs to walk along the edge....this drawing was just perfect!

(This is a picture the last time I was up at the Cliffs....It was extremely rainy but you can't tell in the picture...also ignore the closed eyes...I seriously have a Chandler Bing picture taking issue!)

So I walked by this fountain on my way out of town this afternoon (during a sunny spell...I swear Ireland is the most beautiful place on Earth when its sunny....which is rare) and did a double take. Ok...I know why they dyed the water red....Red is the color for the Munster Rugby team and there was a large game for Easter (Munster refers to the region of Ireland we live in...there are four regions...that's for another blog post) So I get the Munster etc....but I just find it CREEPY. It looks a little like a biblical plague type dealy....(i.e. a little like blood) I wonder how long it will take for the dye to fade or for them to change the water....or whose bright idea that was in the first place....

Then headed over to Jen's house for tea and she made some lovely scones when I got there! She is currently 6 months into making a baby and has gotten very domestic and does tons of baking now which I have had the pleasure of taking advantage of a few times now!

These scones were AMAZING! She put a drop of vanilla in the dough and you could just tell it had that sweetness in there....with a little butter and some jam I could have died and gone to heaven happy!

YUM!! I had two and was full up and still wanted more! (BTW scones are the closest thing here to biscuits but the way they make them here tend to be sweet with raisins in them...blech!)

All in all it was a great day off! I'm looking forward to another relaxed and fun day off that like in the near future! (hopefully with some more sunshine too!)


  1. These photos are great! I'm new here... browsing around and decided to comment instead of lurk. :) I LOVE the look and feel of your blog so far- off to check out some more! Happy week, sugar! xo

  2. I'm so jealous of where you live! So many beautiful things to visit!

    I hope you get another weekday off soon!

  3. gimme those SCONES!

    and the red water is a TERRIBLE idea!

    ireland needs more sunshine. good luck with that. lol!

    hope your weekend is fab!

  4. That's definitely a great way to spend a day off. That fountain totally reminds me of kool-aid haha...loved that stuff as a kid.

    And now I really want some biscuits. Thanks Rach.