We’ve been on holiday in Ireland for two weeks now and can confirm that the weather is shite.
There is so much to do, and such beautiful scenery, but you will probably need to be wearing wet weather gear with a fleece underneath to enjoy it.
The flipside to this is that you never take it for granted when the sun does come out.
It’s about this time of year that my husband starts looking at holiday websites seriously. Up until now, he’s merely been browsing, but now half term is almost over it all becomes a bit more urgent.
It’s complicated by the fact that we are not a family who likes to lie by the sea or pool for two weeks.
We tried that once when DS was little. We flew to Portugal and spent a week in a hotel in the middle of nowhere, swimming in the world’s coldest pool. Seriously, it was freezing despite the sun blazing down on it all day. The beach was nice once you got there, but first you had to trek down a very steep hill, past some serious construction work, and DD2 got the world’s biggest splinter from the walkway that sprawled over the sand. It was almost a plank of wood in its own right, and had to be dug out by a 12 year old life guard with a safety pin, after he’d poured a jar of pure alcohol over her foot first. I can still hear the screams now…The hill that had seemed so steep on the way down was a whole different ballgame with an injured 4 1/2 year old in your arms. read more