Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Seeing as I was going on about Tramore and the beauty of the Waterford coastline I thought I would post these two photos of my father's family during the 1920's. In the first one my Grandaunt Alicia and her friend are on the Prom in Tramore. This is right on the spot where I now walk every week, and I love the fun they are having on what is obviously a glorious day. Besides the improvements to the Prom it is exactly the same.
In the second photo, and some years later, the family are on Annestown Beach having a picnic, and that's my Gran with the cool hair and the jaunty fag....a very liberated woman for her time! We still picnic on these beaches every summer ourselves and when I saw these photos for the first time recently I realised that we are just carrying on family tradition, a love of the day at the seaside, like so many other Irish families. In this generation and the next, we all adore the sea!
By the way to two babies in that photo, my Dad and his beloved cousin Annie are the only ones still with us and are now well into their 80's.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Georgie the donkey is back in his summer pasture. He looks very happy today enjoying the sun and a growing warmth in the air. I was just talking to him .....and he nuzzled my arm....a good sign I'd say.
These miniature Irises are growing in Dot's garden and attracting lots of bees at the moment and the gorse has stared to bloom all over the place, a wonderful deep gold this evening in the fading light.
As I said earlier who would want to be anywhere else in the world today......yea ok maybe New York!