After years of dreaming and planning, scrimping and saving, and using all manner of gentle persuasion, my hubby and I have FINALLY booked flights to Ireland! The country I have always wanted to visit – where, it is said, unicorns guard holy wells in the glens, leprechauns hide their gold in 500-year-old trees, magnificent silver horses thunder across rolling hills, and the saints and druids of old wander among men (and women) and tell their ancient stories in song.
Okay, I guess that’s the fantasy. The reality is probably a lot less magical and enchanting, but I am still doing cartwheels of joy in anticipation!
At the moment, all I know is that we are arriving in Dublin on 22 September, and returning (sigh) to Africa on 12 October. Watch this space, as we refine our itinerary. We have three exhilarating weeks awaiting us! 194 days of planning left to go!
Now I just hope that by September the Rand will have strengthened against the Euro (currently over R12) and the Pound (around R16), so that we can actually afford to live off more than thermosflask tea, apples, biltong and dry crackers imported from back home.
For other posts on this blog related to Ireland and the Irish, click on:
- Learning a wee bit of Irish
- Do the Irish drive on the left or the right?
- Beannachtaí lá fhéile Pádraig daoibh: Ireland vs England
- Swamped by a Sea of Red: Ireland vs Wales
- The Greens trample the Blacks: Ireland vs Scotland
- Green and Blue battle it out: Ireland vs France
- Late lunch at Catú: Ireland vs Italy