22.04.2013 - 22.04.2013 13 °C
Yesterday we did enough sightseeing for two days. So we eased off today and spent the morning on laundry and grocery shopping and some logistics for our return to the UK tomorrow. In the afternoon Muriel and I walked to St. Stephen’s Green, one of Dublin’s oldest parks. Afterwards we did a little shopping which included a new camera. Our camera got a scratch on the lens which is showing up in all of our pictures since the day we visited the Cliffs of Moher. Since we seem to go through digital cameras almost as fast as our kids go through shoes and our budget is tight we didn’t go high end. Hopefully we still have something a bit better than what we had before. It has a lot more controls than the others so it may take some time to see an improvement in our photo quality.
After shopping, Muriel and I had a nice time just chatting in a coffee shop (we were well into our second hour when we finally got up to leave). Something we may need to do a bit more of when we get back home. Time away has provided some really good chances to talk about the bigger things in life.
Hannah took a walk around the neighbourhood on her own in the afternoon. We are appreciating the kids being more willing to venture out on their own. The whole idea of a foreign country as being a place where kids and even teenagers always need to be supervised is something we have worked against. It still seems to take time for the kids to think about going out on their own but they have been doing it much more frequently over the past couple of months.
We have to be at the ferry terminal tomorrow at around 7:30 am so we will try to get to bed a little earlier than we have been of late.