A little treasure of a day as it decides to brighten up and warm up. Kay, Jason, Griffin and I take advantage by heading into Kenmare to knock more shopping out. BW opts to stay back, walk about, take some pictures.
Kat’s got driving in Ireland down—and Jason serves as navigator.
I have a mission for specific people and the sort of gifts I’m after. I have much success as we walk around, browse through shops, check out pub menus for dinner later.
Kat’s mission also goes well, and we’re loaded up enough Jason hauls bags back to the car. Arms free!
I bag myself a wonderfully soft cashmere sweater I’m sure I’ll wear before we leave.
Then it’s off to the art store to check out the pregnant Bird Goddess. Yes, I want her!
I ask the clerk if they ship, and the question seems to throw her off. She’s flustered—and I admit I’m surprised. Unless you’re local there are many, many things in the shop too large, too fragile to haul away yourself.
She has to check with the owners, who say they’ll ship—but she warns it’ll cost me. Okay, still better than risking breaking her. Though she really tries to convince me just to haul this weighty girl away myself.
Well then, she’ll need all my information. No problem.
I’m a little surprised she writes this down on a piece of paper, not a form like every other shop I’ve shipped from does, but okay.
Then she can’t find her card machine.
Griffin needs a nap—he’s been so patient—so I tell her just hold it, and I’ll come back tomorrow to do the sale. Fine, she says, but she’ll need a deposit.
I remind her she can’t find the card machine.
We head out, and she runs out. Found the machine! So I go back, do the business.
Off we go down to the next corner where a bearded man and a beautiful boy have set up strange (creepy) animatronic musician dolls. The boy’s playing the drum, and there’s a sweet dog leashed up to greet people.
As we watch, the clerk rushes down. She forgot to get my email. I remind her I gave her my email, but apparently she needs it again. So there’s that.
We’re off to the car and the drive home where BW is just back from his photo walk—he found one of our neighbors, took a portrait. I didn’t see the little horses in the field, but will walk over and get acquainted later.
I take a walk about myself as Griffin gets his nap. It’s just gorgeous out.
The nap’s short so Jason brings Griffin out for some sit in the grass time—a favorite activity.
We’re soon off again to hit a pub for dinner. We find one with the bonus of live music—a mandolin, harmonica and Irish accordion. We’re all pleased, especially the boy who needs to walk over a number of times to watch up close.
The food’s great and plentiful, the music lively, the pub filled with people and lots of families. Griffin makes several friends on his cheery walks.
The sky’s still bright and gorgeous as we leave, though it’s cooled off enough I’m glad I wore a warmer jacket.
Just a pretty, pretty day, start to finish.
Another bright one today, and we’ll do some touring about, show Griffin a castle.
Workout done—and Griffin joined in toward the end. Then strongly requested Shaun T’s mash-ups.
Time to pull ourselves together and get going. The day’s too lovely to miss.