Back in Ireland
Just a quick one to let you know that we made it to Ireland safely (& before the snow caused chaos with flights into & out of the UK).
We're currently doing it tough in Galway, having a bit of a "chill day" (figuratively & literally). I think it got up to a positively balmy 0 degrees here today.
The countryside really is a winter wonderland: it's all white !! We drove from Drogheda to Galway yesterday, taking a side trip to Clonmacnoise along the way. Clonmacnoise is a monastic settlement set on the River Shannon.
I've seen it in the sun, I've seen it in the rain (& we're taking horizontal rain here !!) but in the snow, it gave it an extra peaceful feel. It was soooo quiet & beautiful there. Heading back to the main (& snow-free) road, we saw five white swans (Tainia reckons they were geese) flying a V formation over the top of the car. Simply magic !!