My good friend Bendy Girl, who is also an EDS‘er, asked me to bring back some photos of my holiday. Thankfully, she didn’t specify that I had to take the pictures myself. I didn’t. All credit is due to my husband, Jaimie, who has me spoilt with his beautiful, professional photographs. We have just spent three fantastic days together in Connemara in the West of Ireland. I hope you enjoy these shots.
This was the view from my ‘hotel’ last night.
And the lovely view from my bedroom window.
My hotel for the night, with broadband connection.
A salmon jumping on the river at Ballynahinch Castle.
Galway hooker in Roundstone Bay.
Herbaceous border in restored Victorian gardens at Kylemore Abbey.
Cut turf drying out on Roundstone Bog.
Sea Holly growing on a Connemara beach.
We’ve had some very good times over the years camping in this location, especially when our children were young. On this occasion however, we only spent the last night of our holiday in a tent. The rest of the time we ‘cheated’ by staying in the luxury of the Ardagh Hotel, just outside Clifden on the Ballyconneely Road. This is a place we’ve also come to love in recent years as our bones grow older and wearier. Our two night stay this weekend included a 5-course gourmet dinner plus two superb breakfasts and the price was €149 per person sharing. To put this into perspective, it costs me at least €150 each time I have to see a specialist. I’ll leave you to guess which one leaves me feeling better.
I hope these pictures are enough to make Bendy Girl happy too!