This morning my baby was in poor form. She had a cough. She pointed pitifully at the bathroom and said “malade”. She wouldn’t eat her breakfast. She lay feebly in my lap muttering “sucky thumb”. Alas, today was a busy day for the parent Waffles as it was our last day at work before heading off to Dublin. What to do? We were saved by our cleaning lady who also babysits for us who arrived to clean and then agreed to childmind. Mercifully she was free for the afternoon as well. The Princess was delighted. So delighted, in fact, that she hopped off my lap, where she had been reclining dolefully and into the arms of our babysitter. I explained that I had to go to work. She was blithely indifferent and waved me off with a “bye-bye Mummy, nice day” while hurrying to show our babysitter her latest acquisition – a book on a flying bunny. When I got home she was jumping up and down on the spare bed. Well, at least she isn’t sick, I suppose.
I am blogging and I should be packing. Packing for a Summer holiday in Ireland is such a challenge. The weather forecast is rotten but
you never know, it might just, surprisingly, be fine. Have packed shorts and woolly jumpers but feel that I will need more than this to
survive. Just said to Mr. Waffle “Do you think I need a coat?” He replied, with feeling “You are visiting Ireland in July. Are you mad? Of course, you need a coat.” Maybe I’ve been away too long.
on 06 July 2005 at 10:35
Coat, bikini, fleece, brolly – and don’t forget the sherpas.
on 06 July 2005 at 17:37
Just to confirm, weather’s been pathetic over the last week or so. Welcome home!!
on 06 July 2005 at 19:50
This coming week will be better. I’ll organise that.
And anyway, it never rains in The Stephens Green Centre or Liffey Valley, or Dundrom, or the ILAC…. 🙂
on 11 July 2005 at 12:15
Well, I heard they had a heatwave yesterday…better bring the bikini too.
on 14 July 2005 at 20:45
Bobble, it was hot. Yes, Pog, reallly it was. Locotes, unbelievable eh? JD, warm, warm, warm. Sus,your source was correct. According to the national organ of record (the evening herald) Kilkenny was hotter than Rome, Madrid or Athens on Monday. Extraordinary.
on 15 July 2005 at 10:04
Kilkenny? I’ve been there, you know. Lovely castle. And I didn’t misbehave with a blue-eyed Celt at all. Not me, guv, no guv.
on 15 July 2005 at 17:03
Everyone’s been to Kilkenny at some point. Either physically or mataphysically.
on 16 July 2005 at 07:26
Pog, how intriguing. Was it very warm? Right as always, JD.
on 18 July 2005 at 10:57
Well …erm …. oh – you mean the weather? It wasn’t bad at all Waffley – and it was only March.
The Celt was very warm. Very warm indeed. Ahem.
on 18 July 2005 at 19:16
Pog, you lead such an exciting life…
on 20 July 2005 at 10:29
Yes … well …. just occasionally.