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The children and I are on summer holidays and it is delightful. In my never ending endeavour to promote culture in the face of some dubiety from the children we have visited the following:
St. Michan’s where we shook hands with the mummified crusader in the crypt;
Christ Church where we inspected the view from the belfry
and rang the bells
(only some of us became air borne); and
the Casino Marino which is the best and the cleverest neoclassical temple you will ever see, if that is your thing
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We also went to Cork where 3 of us swam in the sea at Garretstown and the fourth sat on the towels on the beach proclaiming dolefully that he does not like sand. We had the obligatory trip to Blackrock Castle Observatory which continues to be much loved by the troops.

We also purchased a new toaster the excitement of which outstripped by some distance all other events since the holidays began. Daniel got to watch a football match while we were choosing.


You can toast four things at the same time.

And I have also visited Rye (more details to follow – hang on to your hats etc.).

2 Responses to “Summer”

  1. Dot Says:

    We still haven’t been to Casino Marino, despite living so close to it. Do they make you do a guided tour? That is still a no-no for us, with the boys aged 4 and 6.

  2. belgianwaffle Says:

    I am afraid that they do, Dot. I think 8 is probably the minimum age to take a child and retain your sanity. It’s so good, though, that it is worth going to alone without children. Really clever. Bring your parents next time they are over, if this is their kind of thing.

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