Archive for March, 2009

Spring at last

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Who would have believed that the warmth of St Patrick’s Day lasted until the weekend but there we were having Sunday lunch outside.

Lots of work to be done in the garden but Spring is definately here at last

First Magnolias

First Magnolias

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

I haven’t seen any of the press photos from the Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade yet but I can’t see how you can’t just have great fun with it.  I’ve never actually worked it but this year we were organised enough to get there early and even found a spot in the glorious sunshine on the South Mall.

But alas all that waiting was too much for the small fella who dozed off in my arms just before everything kicked off!  After a short nap that giant robot thing woke him up but he remained in my arms for the duration.

So I didn’t even get any snaps.  Just this one caught on the way in next to City Hall.

St Patrick's Day Parade, Cork

St Patrick's Day Parade, Cork

Now this guy almost came a cropper on a tree trying to turn into the South Mall but nevertheless impressed everyone (it certainly made an impression on some smaller kids on the crowd!)

Well done to all involved.  I think it was the best parade in Cork for a long time and, combined with warm sunshine, it was just what everyone needed.