Sunday 28 June 2009

For those about to rock

The day has dawned bright and clear here in Ireland and I'm off to Naas with Olivia to celebrate AC/DC in all their hoary glory with some 70,000 other punters at Punchestown Racecourse. It's been a very peaceful morning for me with no children to attend to so I've relaxed with a long lie in and then read the paper in the sun-trap to the rear of the house. Don't tell Sharon, she might be a tad envious.

I flew in yesterday morning with Finn and Rowan who were well behaved on the flight over. Finn was crying a little to start with but did calm down after a few minutes while Rowan talked the whole way here and the whole way to Athlone, it sounds like, as he and Finn completed their journey at the end of the afternoon, picked up by Michael and Marie. In between Olivia and I took them over to Deer Park at Stillorgan by Mount Merrion where they had a great runaround and a picnic in the shade. We enjoyed a glorious day in the sun while Sharon, Sean and Angus were left in the mist and rain of Edinburgh.

The boys left me with barely a backward glance and will be returning to Scotland later in the week. Olivia and I had a tasty veggie dinner at Cornucopia in town then a wander round Grafton St and its environs before stopping for a drink in the Long Hall in Great Georges St, which brought back memories of cricket tours long past. Now it's time to get on the bus and join the massed crowds heading for an ear-blasting at Naas. Here's hoping I return in one piece!

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