We had a lovely weekend, spent with family, to bring this break to it's conclusion.
Saturday was my mam's birthday so we had a small family barbecue to help her celebrate. The weather in Ireland has been unseasonably warm this April, in fact I hear that it's the driest April since records began, so an outdoor celebration was possible. However this Saturday morning saw some very dark clouds come our way. We had everything prepared and laid out in waiting for our special guest of honour.
And then some wet stuff fell from the sky. Rain, I think it's called. Rain? Now? Nooooo....please sun, come back and shine for us, we begged! As the morning went on, bit by bit the sun fought a brave battle to shine through. At times it was winning but then the rain fought to retain it's... eh, reign (sorry, couldn't resist!) but the sun determinedly shone through the raindrops.
Thankfully, as soon as the guests arrived the sun won it's battle and we had a glorious afternoon.
My mam sat outside, holding court with her surrounding family and herself and her sister regaled us with tales of beaus and belles of bygone days ;-) It was very funny but my lips are sealed! Uh uh.... no way will I reveal their secrets here!
There was of course a birthday cake, with just one candle. The number one.... I told her it was for No 1 Mum. It was, but it was also one half of WiiBoy's 11th birthday candle!! Shhh...don't tell!
Sure she enjoyed it and had some help in blowing out her candle
It was a lovely relaxing afternoon and we ended it with a memorial mass in our local church for my dad's 10th anniversary which was on April 26th. That also went well and the elderly priest, a funny man, made a fuss of her which she loved. She put him in his place though when he asked what age she was! Very funny!
Sunday and today was spent visiting Granddad and other family members for an overnight stay. Another (small) barbecue, lunch out today, play with Daisy the dog and a visit to the new playground in Rathdrum brought this weekend to a happy end.
So now the fun is finally over. A tired WiiBoy has been dragged off his Xbox and is now in bed at the earliest time in 14 nights, in readiness for going back to school tomorrow! (Whoop....*Jazzy secretly does a happy dance*!!)
Wow, back to what is the last term of this school year. How on earth has that happened? Hard to believe how quickly time has gone.
The next big school break is the Summer Holidays.
Eight weeks long...