Took meself and the two youngest daughters off to the Kingdom (County Kerry) for a wee swim. After a few beach 'no-no's' (Beal strand 'the water was too far away', and Ballybunion - 'less said..') we arrived at Ballyheigue. I haven't been there since I was a young teen and jeebus knows why! The beach goes on forever, and the Atlantic was.. wait for it... WARM!! A tepid ocean is the friend of a Stew called Map! We swam for what seemed like three days (it was a couple of hours) and it was glorious, GLORIOUS I tell ya. Me heid is browner than usual (yes, miss Pony-doll, I did have slap on it!) and as for the rest of my toned and bronzed bod...:¬)
I went for a pint or two with the plumber on my return and bumped into an old friend, Jon Mon. I was his best man at his wedding many moons ago. We lost touch and haven't seen each other in donkey's years. It was his wife Chris that I instantly recognised, she hasn't aged a day, though Jon hasn't changed that much either. Seemingly the Map HAS! It took Jon a few moments to get me, it was my voice he recognised!
Anyhoo, they have relocated to our neighbourhood in the past month and it looks like we may be seeing more of them. He's a grandfather now, which makes me a grand-uncle (again!) seeing as I'm his daughters' Godfather. (I used to be Catholic. Shhsshh!)
Between coming back from the beach and going to the pub I spent almost four hours with an electronics guy (along with me drummer) trying to figure out the problem with our sound system that has been plaguing us for the past month. We think we have found the problem (fingers crossed) and it can (hopefully) be fixed, though at a (high) cost!
Plan for the morrow? Speedo (white) in the back yard. YES we are overlooked, NO I don't care, they can swoon to their hearts content, as can their wives! :¬)