Sunday, 29 March 2009

Groovy hair!

Here is a picture of Poonch's personal take on the Mohican. Most of the hair he was born with has fallen out and this is the only little patch that remains.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Visiting our ancestors

Dad would have been 70 today if he had lived. I took Lou to visit his grandad's grave for the first time, along with Granny and Babba Roo. It was a clear, sunny day with a strong wind that took Lou's breath away. We also visited my brothers' and sister's grave and Mum's parents' ones too.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Christening Day

Yesterday Lou was baptised in Adare. We were blessed with beautiful weather and some lovely friends and relatives. Lou was awake throughout the ceremony and was very brave. He only cried very briefly, despite the fire-and-brimstone booming voice of Fr Moriarty and a torrent of water over his head.
We slightly over-catered, which isn't a bad thing. Lee made some lovely sandwiches and worked like a trojan to get the place ready.
Today I finally remembered to look up the internet about St Therese's relics. They are back in Ireland again for a few weeks. They will be stopping longer in each place, which I think means they aren't visiting so many places. The full itinerary is here, nowhere very close to us, but we must go, especially as Lou is named after her beloved Papa. He shares his birthday with the Little Flower herself.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Lá ‘le Pádraig

Today was a lovely bright sunny day. I went for a walk with the two lads and Roo kept spotting yellow flowers. We put them in Lou's hood and brought them home. Other welcome signs of Spring include a very relaxed hare (or wabbid, according to Roo) who we both saw walking right past the house without alerting Barkie's attention.