This morning, after I dropping the children off at their Sunday School classes, and before returning for coffee and the morning service at our church, I took a walk in the nearby park.
At first everything seemed quite grey and bleak, but then the sun came out, and I spotted some flecks of colour among the grass. Crocuses! Here is my favourite photo of them from this morning, with some dew still on the grass and leaves.
In the near by duck pond, I caught this duck launching itself into the water. After an ungainly waddle along the edge it thrust itself into the water, then gracefully glided away!
After a great challenging service on “What Jesus means to us?” there was a church lunch with tasty soup, bread and cheese, followed by warm apple tart. These opportunities are always a great chance to chat and catch up as we linger over our cups of tea and the kids play.
One of my regular blog haunts is Grace at Sandier Pasteurs. I love her fascinatining blog about her life as an expat living and working in Dubai. In a recent post she was interviewed by another blogger who sent her 5 questions to answer. She then asked for any volunteers who wished to be sent 5 questions to answer on their blog. I responded so here are the questions by Grace and the answers by me!
1. You live in Ireland – are you an expat family there or a citizen?
I stumbled upon digital scrapbooking by accident while making a photo calender of my kids in December 2006. Everything I learnt was from on-line tutorials and digital scrapbooking forums. My tip would be to get online and join in! I have a post HERE about resources and links to help you get started.
City break in Belfast – some great boutique hotels, lovely restaurants, a Saturday morning visit St Georges market, upmarket shopping in Victoria Square (although not on Dubai’s scale!). Take a bus tour of the city including the Titanic Quarter (great plans for the centennary in 2012) and the political murals of North and West Belfast. A buzzing and bustling city with lots happening.
A coastal getaway – I would recommend driving up the dramatic Antrim coast, being sure to stop at Carrick-a-rede rope Bridge, White Park Bay, Ballintoy Harbour, Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, and maybe even Bushills Whiskey Distillery. A hotel like the quaint Bushmills Inn would be perfect. On Sunday morning nothing beats a walk along Portstewart Strand, followed by lunch at Ramore Wine Bar in Portrush or 1608 restaurant in Bushmills.
If YOU would like to participate in the ME interview, here are the rules.
1. If you want to be interviewed, leave me a comment that says “Interview me”.
2. I will respond by emailing you 5 questions (I get to choose the questions).
3. Update your blog with the answers to the questions and let me know when you have posted it.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When the other comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
That is your lot for today. Is there anything else you want to know about me or Northern Ireland? Ask away!
Thanks for making it to the end.