La Spraoi – Sport Day
Each year the girls’ school does a sport/play day toward the end of spring, always hopeful that the weather will cooperate. Well, today, thankfully, it did. We had a truly beautiful day that just kept getting warmer and warmer as the day went on. As I’m typing this, I actually have a bit of a burn on my face – and it feels painfully good! It was the usual mix of activities, and plenty of tea and coffee to go around. This year was fun because I was asked to help out in a couple of ways. First off, I got to take the pictures of kids getting on the new Irish Coast Guard boat that they brought over. It was fun to see the kids look at a cool piece of machinery and really get into it. I was pretty impressed with how high-tech a simple pontoon aided-steel hulled boat could be. Thankfully for me, one of my friends was one of the guards that came, so he let me get a pretty full look at it. Later, I was signed up to take part in what I thought was a dunk-tank, but it only turned out to be a sponge throw where my face was through a board and I was defenseless as petulant kids and adults alike did their best to hurt me. No, not really…but a couple of kids I think we’re trying to do some damage by the looks on their faces!! Ha! And of course, there were bounce houses, face-painting and slides. Overall, a really good day. We got to see a ton of people that we don’t normally see, and talk to lots of people we don’t normally get time to talk to. Here’s some pics of the day…more to come I hope in the next couple days.