Saturday, July 19, 2008
Jenny's Visit, Rain Again, 18.7.08
Jim, Buster and Jenny, Coole Park
Jim's daughter Jenny came last night. She's sleeping in Jim's 'office' upstairs on a blow up bed with 2 cats!! Buster has been all over her since her arrival but in his excitement, nipped her arm quite badly. He's also peed and even pooed inside. AAAH!
Lazy morning, breakfast in the conservatory watching the heavy drizzle and winds. Then to Coole Park, the one time home of Lady Gregory, a patron of the arts and friend of WB Yates, Bernard Shaw and others of note. The grounds are lovely, walks through thick woodland and a turlock (like a lake) and a great little cafe for the necessary cuppa after the walk. The sun actually shone for a while and the shore of the lake was carpeted with flowers, Lady's Bedstraw, Violets, very pale ones, vetch and Meadow Sweet. It was stunning. Buster had a great walk and we took it in turns to hold the lead, like children.
Popped Buster back in the car in the shade and had our promised cup of tea. We headed home hoping the sunshine would last but sadly the drizzle was back. Sat and rested a while, then Jim made our 'bar-b-cue', only cooked inside as the weather was so bad. Beef burgers, sausages, hot spicy kebabs, cole slaw and a stir fry. Then fresh strawberries and raspberries from the garden. Lovely. And some wine, which had us all fighting to stay awake on the settees. Quite a lazy day but most enjoyable all the same.
Let's hope the sun shines tomorrow.
Some of the flowers at Coole Park
Jenny and Buster.
Buster fell asleep on Jenny at home
Buster exhausted after his hard day!