I wish we had more to share but we’ve been so busy running around Dublin and Scotland we haven’t had time to post pictures. I can say that Bunny and Stuart have had a great time and already made some new friends.
One of our first stops was to visit the Book of Kells. This is a lovely medieval copy of the Four Gospels. It is what is called an illuminated manuscript because there are many beautiful, painstakingly decorated pictures filling full pages and also inserted among the text which is Latin. We were not able to take pictures there, but when we continued to the Long Room upstairs we could! This is a library at Trinity College.
Of course the little ones wanted their picture taken. We could not check out any books though. There were towers and towers of books. It was lovely.
Remember how I was worried that Bunny might have delusions of grandeur? Well I was right to worry. She thought Dublin Castle was a nice place for her to reign. Sorry girlie: The Republic of Ireland is not a Monarchy and you are not royalty here.
After the Castle we visited the Castle garden. What beautiful flowers! Daffodils everywhere. Then back to the hotel! We were all exhausted.
The great push to finish packing is on!
JoAnne and I have made our knitting lists, our yarn and needles are in the suitcases. We even found room for a couple changes of clothing.
Bunny and Stuart have packed their little suitcase. There was a bit of a curfuffle over this. Bunny wasn’t sure she wanted to share a suitcase with a minion (I mean what IS it with those goggles?) But we had a little chat and she is going to give him a chance.
Stuart has packed his tam and his kilt. And what you may ask are those? Well, one goes on his head and the other on his body. He thinks he’ll fit right in with the locals.
Bunny has her hap shawl so she’ll be nice and warm. She also has a tatted crown. I think we’ll have to watch for delusions of grandeur. We also found a nice vintage handkerchief and that is safely packed away as well.
It’s time to be off to slumber and dream of a wonderful trip tomorrow. We’ll have to be up early to get to the airport so we can sit around and wait for our plane.
35 days and counting . Rebecca and JoAnne have been planning this great adventure to Ireland and Scotland for almost a whole year now. Bunny and Stuart are going along for the ride. Since they don’t have the ability to organize, go online and plan, this adventure is a bit unexpected for them.
We hope you all enjoy reading about their (un)expected journey as they explore Dublin, Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland with Rebecca and JoAnne. We will all be at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival as well. If there is a fiber festival we will find it!