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Weekend Round-Up – More a Stream of Consciousness than an Actual Post

Let me see, the boys and I went to Dublinia which was dull but they seem to have come away with an abiding interest in bubonic plague. We went to mass where our parish priest dutifully hung Daniel’s picture of the crucifixion on a marble pillar. We had that great reading that starts “Vanity, vanity all is vanity”, which is both beautiful and pointed. Dinner with the cousins and in-laws.

Went to see the National Transport Museum which is appeallingly amateurish. The website is far more professional than the premises. Had lunch on a bench by the playground in Howth eating Beshoff’s take-away chips. A group of German tourists looked at us very disapprovingly. My sister rang from Bahrain and disapproved. Despite being sneered at for our poor eating habits/vulgarity, the children still didn’t eat anything. Daniel sucked the ketchup off his chips and then passed them on to the seagulls. Sometimes, I despair. Then, a walk at Howth Head where the Princess astonished us by running all the way. Michael did not surprise us; he insisted on travelling all the way back up on his father’s shoulders. Daniel was tired but manful.


Then out to the cinema with sister-in-law to finally see Inception.

6 Responses to “Weekend Round-Up – More a Stream of Consciousness than an Actual Post”

  1. Dot Says:

    We nearly went to the Transport Museum on Monday, but looked at the sky and decided on Malahide Demesne (playground and model railway) instead. It didn’t rain, but i think it was still a good decision – both boys enjoyed the sandpit and Hugh liked the trains. Anyway, the Transport Museum is still on our to-do list. Would you recommend it, or is the amateurishness a deterrent?

  2. queenofparks Says:

    And? How WAS Inception?

  3. belgianwaffle Says:

    Dot, did you go? I quite liked it but I wouldn’t build a day around it…

    QoP – over-rated.

  4. Dot Says:

    We went and did this yesterday – Beschoff’s fish and chips followed by Transport Museum (no walk, though). We enjoyed both. Did you find the somewhat disquieting burnt-out tram concealed at the back right corner of the left-hand shed?

  5. belgianwaffle Says:

    No, Dot you clearly did a more thorough job – glad you had chips too though…

  6. Dot Says:

    I found burrowing in behind the exhibits that were more-or-less presentable to the ones that definitely weren’t was a lot of the fun. And the chips were excellent.

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