I need a break.

Even those of us who have no jobs to go to still need a break from time to time. 

I won't say I need to break the monotony as life here is anything but monotonous.  Monotony only really exists in the world of offices and commuting.

What I need is just a bit of a change of scenery.

I booked a wee holiday yesterday.  Nothing fancy, just a week or two of doing absolutely nothing, except maybe a bit of daydreaming, reading, looking at the view, walking, supping a pint or ten and generally relaxing.

Where am I going you ask?  Same place as last year I reply.  We don't often repeat holiday destinations as we like to see different things but our venue is so fucking relaxing that it's out of this world.  Well, it's not actually out of this world, but move it a few feet south and it would be.

You can decide for yourselves which place I'll be staying in.  It's one of these.  I'll even throw in a clue – it has a roof, which is more than can be said of one or two disasters we booked in the past.

Normally we go in the first two weeks of June which is Leaving Cert weather [i.e. usually hot].  This year we have had to push it back a bit as Herself has a post operative checkup in the first week.  I only hope the weather lingers on a bit as it did last year.

I'll be around for a few days yet, so don't panic.  I have no idea what's going to happen with this site though, as once again I will be in an Interweb-free zone.

Hopefully, this time two weeks I'll be sitting watching the world go by with a can of stout in one hand and a book in the other.  Or maybe I'll be sitting in a coffee shop somewhere? Or maybe a pub?  Or maybe if the weather turns foul I'll be sitting by a turf fire with my can and my book?  You can never tell with Irish weather.

One thing I won't be doing is giving a damn about the Interwebs, politics, elections or any other of the shite that flies around these days.

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Forewarned — 14 Comments

    • Bloody hell, but that link is a tad off-beat?  Interesting from an academic viewpoint?  Certainly I can imagine Supershadow lapping up every word.  You're not Supershadow by any chance? 😉

  1. You were rising my jealousy levels bit by bit until you got to the can of stout.

    Pint of stout. Can of ale. Can of lager even but not stout. I thought they were only for Christmas cakes

    Each to their own.

    I trust your passport is valid. It wouldn't be nice to be turned back at Mitchelstown.

    • Ale/beer = gnat's piss.

      Lager = horse's piss [or watered down gnat's piss]

      A cool stout is a grand sup of a hot day.  Take my word for it.

      And my family is originally from Cork!

  2. hope you have a wonderful time, i'm off in 2 weeks for an adventure with my mr. we are going to venture in to the u s of a,((shudder)) wish us luck! one thing that helps us get through it all is how cheap the booze will be.

    • Cheap booze does tend to compensate for a lot all right, but it's still a high price to pay to put up with al those foreigners?

  3. Good choice, even if i say so meself ðŸ™‚

    BTW, I think Schull has just become the 2nd village in Ireland to provide free wireless anywhere along the main street. Think about that, you could be 'rambling' from the bar of your choice!

    • Hmmmm…  I didn't know that.  A recent thing?  The last time I was there even the Interweb Cafe told me the only place I could use my laptop was in the pub across the road.  Not that I complained!

  4. Foir the duration of your hidden holiday, could you set us a couple of holiday puzzles? I don't mean a repeat of last year's Where are Grandad and Herself at the moment, and what are they up to? No set us a puzzle or two to test imagination, ingenuity and nonsensical attitudes.

    Have a good hol when it comes. If it rains you might search for champignon mushrooms, which grow well in fields where there is horseshit. 

    • That is an interesting idea.  There is only one problem though – I would have to look up the Interweb to find the puzzles and you would then just search and find the answers.  Unless you had something different in mind?

  5. Have a great time.

    I too am hoping for decent weather in Ireland as I off home to Wicklow next week for two  weeks.

  6.   I am pea green with envy!!!  Oh how I wish it was me.  That said, have a great time, Grandad!  Please remember to come back.

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