It was just an innocent little comment. I'd dropped in to visit Mari's World - and you should too, her pictures are gorgeous - and she was writing about a duck called Kate.
A duck who was launched on a journey around the world by Chasing Ducks Blog.
If you find her, you can keep her "alive" by entering the code on her back onto the website. Then you get to own her for a while and can write another chapter in her story.
It was an irresistible opportunity, and I may have mentioned that Kate would be very welcome in Dublin.
Three weeks later, she arrived...
Just in time to watch the awesome Katie Taylor beating all comers in the London Olympics.
I took Kate to St Stephen's Green in Dublin to meet some Irish ducks. But they were feeling shy. Instead she got to meet my special girl.
It was a hot day so Kate cooled off in the shade.
She also enjoyed a trip to a cake shop on Wicklow Street.
No summer visit to Dublin would be complete without a trip to the seaside. Luckily Kate doesn't need sand to enjoy her afternoon!
And finally for something completely different: Kate was smuggled into the launch of the Blog Awards Ireland 2012. This had a lot in common with the Olympics opening ceremony - it was full of unexpected and slightly bonkers stuff and was hugely enjoyable.
And this gives me an opportunity to say THANK YOU to everyone who nominated this blog for an award. I really appreciate it.
So now it's time for Kate to say goodbye to Dublin. Where will she go next? Would you like to take her on? Just leave me a comment and she might be paddling in your direction...