Even though I haven't caught up with my 'holiday/wedding' posts, thought I'd write a bit for now. Just so you don't forget me.
Jim's gone back to the UK for 10 days this time. So I'm home alone. We had a funny old journey to the airport on Wednesday. There were roadworks just along from Brodericks' Furniture Store and we sat waiting for 10 minutes!! Luckily as usual we'd left in plenty of time. So along we drove. On the main road to Limerick we were stopped by Customs Officers!! They asked 'were we on holiday' and we said 'yes, but we have a holiday home in Clare', which is a bit of a porky pie, but otherwise we'll have to re-register our car in Ireland and that costs several hundred euro!! We were waved on.
As we drove into the airport we were stopped again and asked who was going where!! Then told where to park. All very odd. So I eventually dropped Jim off.
I had often passed a sign near the airport saying 'riverside walk', so I decided to investigate it and take Buster for a run, as I'd taken him with me. I parked up and discovered he'd been sick twice in the back! I followed many brown signs to 'riverside walk' but never actually found the riverside. We had a great time though, met a lady picking blackberries and of course Buster wanted some. She obliged! A bit further on, we met an older man helping a young Chinese lad walk along. He must have had cerebral palsy or some such as 'his legs didn't work very well' the man explained! Recognising an English accent, he said he'd lived in Shannon for 30 years so was almost accepted!!
Buster had been very good off the lead but suddenly he spotted schoolchildren outside their classrooms and couldn't resist. Off he bounded! They all loved him of course, but it was back on the lead for him. After a while, I let him off again, and he bounded off down a path onto an estate!! Much dog barking ensued, with Buster returning, his tail between his legs! We walked a long way and my legs ached by the time we reached the car! I did some shopping for Buster treats at 'Petmania', then called at Tesco for supplies for the week. Naturally I did take some photos on our walk!
This small elderberry bush seems to have gone autumnal only in one place! Look at the lovely black berries though.
A deep dark wood!
There was a serial bench thief around Shannon! First this one then:
Wow, he didn't leave much of this!
This set seemed intact. Quite smart, I thought.
Luckily I had Buster on the lead when we passed this lovely group of young schoolchildren learning about colours.
I was taken with the pretty pink and white of these bramble flowers in the sunshine