Since my friend Niamh moved out of Dublin down to Wexford last December we have been trying to arrange a weekend to get us and the kids together again and it finally happened this weekend just before school re-opens. Our kids were best friends for ages and they still haven't stopped talking about each other despite living in different counties. We arrived Friday night and their little faces were overjoyed to see each other. Lots of holding hands and showing off - so lovely to see...
On Saturday Niamh and Ollie took us on a trip to Woodstock gardens just outside of the beautiful village of Inistioge ( Inn-ish-teeg!) where the Maeve Binchy movie 'Circle of Friends' was filmed. It's a beautiful place full of old ruins with a victorian walled garden and fairy house. The kids had a ball running around and just having fun together hiding in trees and looking for fairies....even the sun came out for us!
Afterwards we took a trip up to Kilkenny Castle and had a bite in Kilkeeny Design. While the kids played in the swings and slides with their dads, Niamh and I scooted up to do a bit of shopping ;-) We finished the day off with a lovely BBQ and chatted into the small hours.
Today we took a spin out to Duncannon beach and it was glorious. We got a comfy spot near some rocks and the kids dipped in and out of the water all afternoon and we had a picnic rustled up by the mammies from the local deli ;-).