It’s vacation time of year here in Dublin, and friends are making a point of catching up with me before they go on holidays and I return to the States . It’s been such fun catching up with people I enjoy… like Eileen, Joe, Nancy, and Tom.
Fulbright helped me connect with such interesting folks… teachers, scholars, engineers, linguists, musicians, and technology gurus… and that was just yesterday!
Dinner with Dr. Eileen Goold at Matt the Thresher’s
Reflection on Exchequer Street
Lunch at The Green Hen with Dr. Joe Dennehy.
The Cobblestone with Dr. Nancy Stenson and friends.
Piper Neil Mulligan, his son, and his brother Tom.
Some of the Mulligans who played music at the Cobblestone last night.
I’m making new friends everyday…
…a new character I met at the Cobblestone last night.
According to artist Matthieu Chardon:
Dublin is one of the most amazing city in Europe, thanks to the people, raw landscape, warm atmosphere, history, culture and parties. Ireland in its all is even better.
He shot this time-lapse footage of Dublin in November 2012 and edited it in December.
It gives an authentic taste of this city. I love it!
I’ve adored baby David since the moment I heard he was on the way.
Now that he’s four years old, young David is one of the kindest people I know. He’s a genuinely sweet kid who loves being a big brother. He tries to help out around the house and be a good example to the two younger kids in the family.
He enjoys learning new things and receiving interesting gifts from afar, like foreign currency and the skeleton keys Uncle Dave and I brought him from France last summer.
David likes to read the books designed for older kids, and he’s pretty good at it!
Playing Robinhood with David.
Snuggling with David.
David and I play hide and seek using his stuffed animals.
It keeps him entertained…
…for hours and hours.
Who could resist playing another round?
Washing dishes with Chris and David is a full-contact sport.
David’s French skeleton key.
David is the “most awesome big brother!”
David and Uncle Dave.