Bloom, Books and Boys

Bloom


"I'm leeeeaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again!"

"I've gotta get outta this place, if it's the last thing I ever doo."

I was giddily humming these tunes rather too loudly as I left the house with Smiley, straight after breakfast. This rarely happens. Of course it wasn't a jet plane, just my crappy Berlingo, but still it felt the same. The sense of freedom, the deserted roads (Bank Holiday Monday in Dublin) and off we went to the Phoenix Park for the Bloom Flower Festival.

It's become a regular fixture in this house, as the festival is about a lot more than flowers. In Smiley's eyes it's about being around other happy people, music, movement, lots of food to try and things to see.






Books


When I'm really stressed I cannot read a book, it just feels like too much effort. And I've been so tired that just the sight of a pillow has my eyes closing. But last weekend I did. So thanks @Karamina for your latest novel, it's a perfect gentle summer read.


Boys


Well one in particular. My son. We had a really great outing on Monday afternoon and I need to hang on to the memory. He enjoyed the rain and we chatted for a couple of hours, and not about video games either.

I hope you had a cheerful week too xx


Ojos World


8 comments:

  1. Ahh Smiley's face says it all, she had a fab time amongst the blooms. Have a great weekend, Mich x

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    1. She loved the visit! Hope your weekend is wonderful too x

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  2. Lovely photos and what a beautiful smile. Ah yes, we must cherish the moments when our boys talk to us about things not gaming related. Have a wonderful week ahead. I too must get back to reading

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    1. Glad it's not just me who knows much more about video games than she would like! Hope you have a good week too x

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  3. That flower festival looks amazing! And I agree with Mich, smiley's face says it all xx

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  4. Sounds so light and blooming lovely (corny I know!). As for Smiley, that huge grin says it all! :) xx

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    1. I was dubious when Bloom was first set up, as I'm not keen on organised events, but this one is actually worth going to :) xx

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