Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

The Travelers: My Mother in Law (A), her best friend (C), the best friend’s daughter (B), and me.

We arrived at the airport and had tea and delicious lemon muffins whilst waiting for the rest of our group. We met a couple of women on our tour. One expressed surprise that I’d be traveling with my mother in law without my husband. I commented, “Yes, it is surprising how well we get along. Meeting us is like finding a unicorn.” (Ok, let’s be honest, it’s nothing like finding a unicorn, but it’s kind of weird to need a response for “You REALLY get along with your mother in law?” when she’s sitting right there. Yes, I do. and I like her son too. He’s got excellent taste in women.)
Eventually, the whole group arrived and we headed to Bunratty Village…

flower and knit sock

The flowers in Ireland are unbelievable.

enchanted moss

The moss in Ireland is enchanting.

troll bridge

If I were a troll, I’d live under this bridge.


See, I wasn’t kidding about the flowers. Unbelievable.


What the TARDIS looks like in Ireland


I am Groot.

And we saw Bunratty Castle.

Bunratty Castle and Rainbow Sock

Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle

Durty Nelly’s pub (This pub dates back to 1620, when legend has it, castle guards would grab a pint there.)
Inside Durty Nelly's
Durty Nelly's Pub

We had lunch. (The food was scrumptious, but I still don’t know what all of it was.)

And there was a shop filled with all things Irish. I was overwhelmed by all the cool Irish stuff and wondered how on Earth I was going to decide what to buy. I figured out I should only buy stuff I really love. like the Waterford bowl with shamrocks and celtic knots etched into it. It came with free shipping…for over 400 euros. ok. maybe not.

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