Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday 28th July 2016.....rain stopped play!!!

The plans for this morning went out of the window when I saw how hard it was raining....I was allowed to stay in the cottage till 11am so that was nice for me to relax a bit and I cannot check in to my place tonight till after 6.00
I was on the road and stopped at the old cit of Armagh and managed a walk in between the showers

This was a really beautiful church and my camera could not capture the colors and the glass

My next stop was in Newry with yet another wonderful church..

I had lots of time so I went to the library and did some research and planning for next far I am going back to Belfast tomorrow evening and on Saturday returning my car to the down town office and then catching a bus to Dublin Airport where I will rent a car for 9 days and tour a lot of the southern part of Ireland before returning to Dublin where I will meet my host for the house sit.....but more on that next week!!
After the library I went to a Mall where I needed to get some help on my was great in England but now I have used it a few times and the money ran out and I could not top it up....I went to the offices of EE the company I have as my server(does it sound like I know what I am talking about because I have no idea!!!) and they told me that yes the roaming  charges are huge and he advised me to go to another mall a few minutes walk away and go to a company called 3 and get one of their SIM I walked and found the shop and they told me that their SIM would not fit my phone and as I was going to Ireland on Saturday to wait till I cross the border and get a card there....I am not sure that I fully understand all of this but I will try again in Dublin on Saturday.

Around 6.00 pm I pulled into the small village of

and went to the local Pub for was very tasty home made vegetable soup and a chicken dish with CHAMP!!!!!
What is that you ask???
Champ (brúitín in Irish) is an Irish dish,[1] made by combining mashed potatoes and chopped scallions with butter and milk, and optionally, salt and pepper.[2] It is simple and inexpensive to produce. In some areas the dish is also called "poundies[3]".[citation needed]
Champ is similar to another Irish dish, colcannon, which uses kale or cabbage in place of scallions.
The word champ has also been adopted into the popular Hiberno-English phrases, to be "as thick as champ", meaning to be stupid, and to be "as ignorant as champ at a wedding", meaning to be uncultured or boorish (champ being a common everyday dish, not one befitting a banquet celebration)
Now you was a great meal!!

then went to my airbnb stay which is a large farm house in the country with a family with two young kids!!!
My room is fabulous
My own sitting room
You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know where I shall be later!!!

The view from my bedroom window.

I played a little while with the kids it was fun I have forgotten what it is to be around young fun and always asking questions children!!!

So I am hoping for clear skies tomorrow as I have a full agenda planned!!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!


Shelagh Kouwenhoven said...

Too bad you do not have time to tour Donegal. It is an amazing place. I used to live in Buncrana as a wee child. As a young kid we used to vacation there for many months at a time when my grandfather was alive. The coastline there is the beautiful in the world but the weather can be harsh. Enjoy yourself. I also spent two months in Drogheda when I was 19, it is just outside of Dublin.

mexicokid said...

I leave for the Republic tomorrow for a month and getting excited...the people are so awesome and the vistas rival anywhere in the world thanks for all your comments take care les

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