As I keep saying, this post is about a month and a half overdue, but hey life has been busy! I can’t believe its been almost 2 months since we left for our trip to Europe over the holidays, seriously where does the time go? Well apparently we are going to have the most wintery February that I can remember, so Spring is on hold for awhile? I keep seeing all my favourite stores bring in their spring and summer collections and I can’t even imagine wearing shorts or a dress at the moment! This past weekend my mum and I did a little shopping after brunch and before baking cookies and there were the cutest swimsuits at Aerie. I was very close to trying one on but just couldn’t fathom the idea of taking all my warm layers off to try on a swimsuit. I will definitely go back to try it on, maybe in March if the snow ever melts? Today we had the debate of whether to have a snow day at work or not, but they decided to brave the snow and try and be open. We will see how that goes!
While we were in Ireland we stayed in Dublin the whole time, except when Dave went on a stag do to Galway and then we went to the Cliffs of Moher. Sadly my parents were meant to join us on this beautiful tour but they had to cancel their trip to Ireland due to pneumonia. I felt so bad for my mum because she was so excited for this part of her trip, but there is always next time (hopefully it will be in the summer with no chance of pneumonia.) The day started pretty early, we had to catch the bus at 8am. I hadn’t been on a tour for awhile but it was fun! The bus driver was hilarious and he told a lot of good stories and explained a lot of Irish history to us. We made a few stops along the way to the Cliffs of Moher. When we arrived we were lucky, you could see out past the cliffs, some days the fog is so bad you can’t even see the ocean.
After walking around for an hour and a half and getting extremely muddy we got back on the bus to go for lunch in a pub. Dave and I opted for the seafood chowder, because it is simply the best in Ireland and the perfect thing to warm you up after a cool walk. I was struggling with a head cold so I wasn’t at my best but on the way back to Dublin I managed a pretty good nap. It takes about 3 hours from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher, so a pretty long day in the end! We did make one more stop after lunch to visit the mini cliffs.
I love how different Ireland can be. Before I knew Dave a couple of my friends and I rented a car in Dublin and drove all around the South of Ireland and saw so many beautiful and unique places. I really enjoy going with Dave to visit the country he is from, to see his favourite places and what it was like growing up in Ireland. Last time we visited we went to Northern Ireland, which was an eye opening experience and I would really like to go back one day to see more of it. I hope next time we visit Ireland we can explore another town or city to see how different it is from Dublin but at the same time I love going to the city centre of Dublin or doing one of the many gorgeous walks around the outskirts of the city. Until next time Ireland!