Despite the weather being a bit on the grim side, we decided that some day trips were in order for the Bank Holiday weekend. Truth be told, the cabin fever was setting in a little for the kiddos and I, and sometimes you just gotta say ‘sod you rain’ and just do it anyway, don’t you?
And often the very best days happen because of that little bit of sunny attitude.
Mr M and I have been to Malahide Castle, just North of Dublin, on a couple of occasions. But we really wanted to take the little three for a bit of an explore, and a Saturday that feels like a Friday seemed the perfect day to do it.
We stopped off en-route for a takeaway coffee, and the heavens opened.
As only it can do when you’re planning to drive for an hour and a half and then spend all day outside.
Mr M’s dubious face said it all, and my faith in the BBC weather forecast took a nosedive. But press on we did.
And thank you Mr Weatherman, for you predicted correctly after all, and we arrived to blue skies, and a marriage still intact.
We had such a lovely day exploring (and checking out the Rapunzel tower. She was in there, I’m sure of it!) and scooting, and climbing trees and playing in the park (which was JAMMED, but fun nonetheless). And I even got a chance for a quick ten minute browse in Avoca while the kids and Mr were occupied in the toy section.
For an interiors lover such as I, this shop is lethal. I mean, I convince myself that I need everything. Because at some stage that novelty lunchbox could come in really handy. And we only have 357 mugs already, so obviously those gorgeous hand painted ones would be pretty essential.
Such is the way my brain works.
But kids that need the loo, and a husband getting hungry are brilliant for the purse strings, and so we left empty handed (sob!) and headed to Malahide town for some dinner before the drive back home.
I’ve popped some pictures of our day below, if you’d like to see.
See ya later Summer. You finished in the very best way!