So we are home now (that’s me and our boys), Chris stayed in Ireland whilst we were away.
I love travelling and I like the journey. When we take the ferry from or to Dublin, the whole thing takes about 12 hours, including the ferry crossing.
Coming off the ferry into Dublin.
However, I have my sat nav set up to avoid toll roads so (I think) that’s why I always end up travelling through Dublin centre. It’s interesting (I quite like it in some ways). But it is so busy, you’re sat in traffic for quite a long time. The interesting thing this time were the cyclists and people on electric scooters. It was terrifying… they zip in and out of traffic and through really narrow gaps. Fair play to them, they look very skilled and it is definitely quicker than using a car.. but it’s quite awe inspiringly scary too…I suppose it must be similar in London.
We got back around tenish last night. It was so dark, the little lanes were actually easier than the main roads to drive on. I couldn’t see the markings on the main roads very well and people tend to drive right up behind you. It started belting it down with rain whilst we were on the main roads and it was dicey. There was a lot of prayer and singing going on…and we got back safely.
It’s doubtful now that we will be travelling to England again for quite a while. Although we obviously don’t know for certain. It was a lovely time with lots of special memories that are imprinted in my memory. But now it’s Ireland time. We will keep in touch though..don’t worry about that. There will also be praying going on for those who need it. It’s time to immerse in God, follow Him and see where He leads.
Last time I did this picture (or similar):
it was in March and I’d come over for my dad’s funeral. It’s now September and we’ve been over for just over a week to see my mum and family and friends. It’s a lot warmer than it was in March.. It’s been a cracking week both weather wise and in seeing certain places and people too. So thank you God for that. So much .. It’s been a good break.
We’re returning soon, so there should be some more blogging and thoughts then.
Here’s a selection from the week:
couldn’t have asked for better.
It seems strange to think we’ve been here about the same time as a pregnancy. It’s going very quickly.
Over the last week we’ve had an outdoor baptism in a lake, which was awesome. Worshipping outside is always cool but the baptism itself was a real privilege to be part of.
At home, Chris has prepared the back for the poly tunnel. We’re waiting now for concrete etc to be delivered before putting it up.
We actually have a bit of produce, the carrots are ready and some of the beetroot are finally ready and we’ve been eating both. J keeps going and getting carrots, washing them under the outdoor tap and then eating them straight away. The potatoes were a complete failure this year, but the peas and broccoli have been quite prolific.
We’ve acquired a kitten, he was lost and came to our house, he did have owners but they’ve let us have him. He’s very pretty. J is fairly obsessed with him at the moment.
And poor Chris got something in his eye on Thursday and we had to go to Sligo hospital to get it removed, then we had to return today for it to be checked and then he has one more (we hope) check later this week. It’s a lot less painful than it was which is a good sign. We now have medical cards, which I’m very glad about because it meant the treatment was free. Apparently there’s a flat rate of €100 to show up at accident and emergency, I’m not sure how it works after that, for extra treatment etc.
There’s quite a lot more I could talk about really, but I’ll leave it there for now. I think it’s going to be a fairly busy week this week so have a good one yourselves!
This is one I and probably a lot of people need to obey and believe at the moment. We were reading it earlier:
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:34).