It’s that time of year fellow bloggers when I and my family decide we can live together twentyfour hours a day, in a small space. Add to that amnesia re last year, and we are all set. Tomorrow we leave for our annual family holiday.
For years we went to my favourite place on earth, Allihies in West Cork. We packed swim wear, t-shirts, coats and wellies, prepared for all four seasons in a day. Friends wondered why we risked it as they left for their sunshine holidays abroad. On rainy days I wondered the same, but each year we hugely enjoyed our holiday regardless of weather.
Then one year we relented. It was after my youngest had told her class that she had a great time in Disneyland Paris, a place she had never been. When I asked her why, she said she was sick of telling them we went ‘nowhere’. Since then we have been sucked into going abroad every year and each year I have faced it half heartedly, as a sun holiday is not ideal for someone like myself who dislikes the sun!
Until this year.
This year I am counting down the days and at last there is only one more sleep. Yahoo. Why you may wonder have I changed my mind this year? Well it is half way through July and we have had about three months rain so far. Add to this the fury I have felt since a trusted weather forecaster told us all, three weeks ago, that we were going to enjoy a heatwave. The excitement. My friend was going on holiday and I sympathised with her, spending all that money to get the weather we were going to enjoy for free.
It’s been three weeks now, so where is it? Where is the feckin heatwave? Is there someone I can sue?
I know it arrived in Dublin as I had to listen to my mother panting down the phone every day, but the very opposite of a heat wave arrived here. The sky has been grey most days, and even when it isn’t raining it has pretended it might bucket down on us at any minute. So as you might have guessed, I’ve had enough of lying forecasters and rainy days.
With a skip to my step I’m off to the sunshine.
Yesterday I bought my holiday essentials, four books, a notepad and pen. I am so looking forward to passing my time reading, maybe writing, swimming, relaxing, drinking and not cooking, not in that particular order.
I have decided not to schedule any posts over the ten days I’ll be away. My reasons are simple. I love to interact with all who read and take the time to comment here. To know you have commented and I not replying for weeks would stress me out. So you’ll just have to do your best to get by without me. In reality it will probably be harder for me than for you, but I like to imagine you all missing me.
So until I get back, stay safe and for those of you living here in Ireland, stay dry!
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