Rapunzel Towers and a trip to the Sea…

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.

Urgh! Go away rain!!

These little guys of mine love to scoot, but the price we pay is every picture with neon crash helmets on! :)

‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair…’  Tangled is still our favourite!

This boy. And that gappy smile!

Avoca. You have my heart (and my money) always.

True dat.

See ya later Summer. You finished in the very best way!

E x

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  1. September 3, 2014 / 8:46 am

    Oh wow, that last photo belongs on an Athena poster! Did you have Athena over there when you were younger? I love posts and pictures about days out. When I reread my blog every now and again, they’re always the posts that make me smile the most … even when it’s been pouring with rain.

  2. September 3, 2014 / 11:49 am

    Lovely photos Emma! I love Malahide….was there last Friday looking at dresses with my daughter,some gorgeous small boutiques in the town:) We will do the castle another time, as it poured down that morning! You had a fab summer with the family:)
    ~Anne xx

  3. September 3, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    The hub and I went to Malahide castle many eons ago on a very early trip away 🙂 Gorgeous gorgeous pics, can’t wait to see all you beauts in person soon xxx

  4. September 3, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Awh it looks like you had a great time Emma, lovely pics. Must take a wee trip down to Malahide I’d love to see a real life Rapunzel tower, Tangled is MY favourite!

  5. September 3, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Looks like a fabulous day out… My husband and children are similarly good for my purse strings… That shop looks lethal!x

  6. September 3, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Oh I love your photos so much! Such cute kids too! Another fab post. Lynne x

  7. September 9, 2014 / 12:05 am

    Sounds like the perfect way to end your lovely summer hunny all together, making the best memories. Love the photos so beautiful. You really have the most amazing little family. Love reading about your many adventures together. 🙂 Fab post.

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