On Saturday I took my son all by myself to Dublin on the train to see the tall ships. I realised that as my son is home educated I teach fractions, spellings, geography etc, as well as be the one to discipline, organise and generally have to be mum whilst dad gets to do the fun stuff and be a mate and friend.
So, I packed our bags and off we went. It was sooooo crowded but whilst it was busy, busy, busy, it was also pretty amazing.
Can you see the guys up in the rigging?
And as I say in my heading, every girl loves a sailor! Or in my case, several!!!! I was determined to get my piccie taken with a sailor! The lines were soooo long for getting on any ships but we managed it in the end. Thank you so much the ship from Ecuador!!! The lovely Guayas and of course your amazing sailors and officers!
OK, well this guy looks a bit scared.
These guys were laughing at my friend Kate, whom we met up with. She was taking the picture and kept telling them to get closer...and closer...and closer. Personally methinks they quite like it!
And why have an officer and a gentleman when you can have two officers!!!! Yum....and the famous red hair (now going a bit orange ha ha!).
Here is a picture of the Guayas leaving Dublin today.
It was a great day. A pity the train lines hadn't allowed for the number of people who wanted to go (had to get that one in) but other than that perfect. We especially loved the Viking demonstration: my son was especially pleased to learn how to make a proper bow out of ash and linen twine, and gut a hare. Don't ask about the last bit, but along with fox skins and wolf skins and the way children enjoy gruesome, it all went down really well.
I have finally decided what I want to do with regards to my four year blogverssary. The ideas you gave me were all amazing but I know there is a recession on and I do tend to do a huge giveaway during Christmas so I like kate's idea of giving four things to four people: of course Kate is one of those people because I chose her idea...this way four people get a little something nice in the post. I will send something hand made, a thread, a chart and a mystery fourth item. I know it isnt huge but I promise all my heart will go into it xx (well, what is left after giving it quite freely to the gorgeous sailors lol).
So, what do you need to do? If you would like to enter my giveaway you need to comment on this post only with the following details.
1. Your favourite colour
2. Your favourite designer
3. Three charts on your wish list
And that is it. If you don't have a blog please make sure I can contact you. It might be nice if you mention the giveaway on your blog: not because I really want more readers, but it is nice to share things like this. One person: one entry (I get easily confuzzled lol). I will draw names out around the 1st September xx Good luck everyone.