Lunch & Landscape

Yesterday we went for food in Strandhill with Dermot and Matthew, too. Of course our favourite restaurant Bella Vista.
We went to have some yummy ice cream after. There is this new place at the beach called “Mamma Johnston’s”. They have mad flavours of ice cream. Just to mention a few of them Snickers, Bueno, Oreo, Bubble Gum. I had a scoop of Blue Smurf and Snickers. Matthew enjoyed some Blue Smurf too. Up to he didn’t like ice cream at all. He didn’t know what to make of the shape and how cold it is.

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Later in the afternoon Karo and me went off again for a bit of sightseeing around the area to see if we can find anything new we haven’t seen yet. And we found some lovely beaches.
There is the main one called Streedagh just 10 mins outside of Sligo.

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We discovered another beach beside the other one and decided to have a stroll around. Amazing views!

2014-05-24 16.57.25 As you can see in that picture, it is rock all over. Karo decided to do a bit of climbing around to see what’s behind it. You would think there is nothing there like on the picture but there is such a beautiful view on the ocean behind this.

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2014-05-24 17.19.36 You might have figured out that Karo likes climbing 🙂

Great spot to get some lovely landscape photos though. I didn’t regret that we went.

Wedding time

My friend and godmother Karo to Matthew came over on Thursday for a visit. Well, mainly for a wedding of a friend of hers.
Friday was the big day her friend and ex work colleague Jule got married.
The ceremony was in Boyle 30 mins down the road.

DSC04427The ceremony setup

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After the ceremony we drove to Kilronan Castle where the reception was held. With a bit of difficulty at the start we got there eventually.

DSC04438 The wedding cake

The setup was very well done I have to say. I loved the idea of using Chalkboards around the area. Definitely a different touch to a wedding.DSC04443

  Cutting the cake

The wedding favours they had were Gingerbread “Lebkuchen” as the bride is originally from Germany.
The food itself was delicious. I never complain about food ever anyway. 🙂 The starter was Goats Cheese with a bit of salad. I never really liked Goats Cheese but I gave it a try this time and it was really nice with the salad. The sub starter was yummy too. It was a sorbet.
For main course we had a choice of Beef or Sea Bass. We went for the beef. Loved it of course! The vegetables with it were amazing. So tasty! I am actually getting hungry now writing this.
For dessert we had panacotta. Tasty too of course. Thumbs up!

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Karo and I didn’t stay overnight and we also didn’t know anyone at the party anyways, so we drove back to Sligo at midnight. Had a great time though.

It’ always great to go to all sorts of weddings, that way I can take note for my own one.

Healthy Lifestyle

Yesterday I finally got a chance to cut the grass and trim it along the sides. It looked like a jungle. I should have uploaded a “before and after” picture but this is the outcome of what it looks like now. Just missing one or 2 plants and that’s my wonderful garden back for the summer. 🙂

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Today I started off the weekend healthy once again. A colleague in work and her friend I done another 5k walk this morning at 11am. Again it was for a good cause, this time the MS Therapy Centre. They even run the software I am working for.

So after being so healthy over the last couple of weeks, I thought it might be a nice idea to buy a blender and start making some smoothies. Now I know my colleague/friend Sandra will disagree with some of the smoothie and the amount of them but I am delighted even to have a proper blender/ smoothie maker now. First one I tried today was just to mix anything I could find. The smoothie I had was natural yoghurt, blackberries, strawberries and banana. The banana was actually the one that I gave the taste. I made one before that for Dermot and didn’t have that much taste. There is so many different recipes out there.

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The newest thing at the moment seem to be green smoothies which contain vegetable like spinach. Tell me your favourite smoothie recipe. It would be great to try it out as a smoothie maker newbie. 🙂

Bonding Time

Today was a mixed day. A bit of rain and a bit of sunshine but in the end it turned out ok and it was actually warm enough to go out with just a light jumper and no jacket.

The morning we spent in the house playing. Couldn’t really do much more but thank got the weather picked up in the afternoon then.

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While Matthew was sleeping in the back of the car Dermot and I enjoyed a cone of ice cream in Strandhill in the lovely sunshine. It was the perfect weather for taking photos along the sea.

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Afternoon was spent outside picking daisies. Matthew is obsessed with flowers but he loves the daisies best. Picks up any he can find and hands them to me. Very cute. 🙂

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He then had some bonding time with Bailey. There is times he actually slaps him so much I don’t know how the cat is allowing it. Feel sorry for him sometimes but he knows well if he hurts Matthew in any way he is dead. One little scratch would teach him a lesson though not to slap him all the time. 🙂

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Enjoy the last hours of the weekend everyone before Monday Madness starts again.