Ireland 2023

When I saw the 14EUR cost of flying from Edinburgh to Cork, I realised I should take the opportunity to meet up with the Americans and tour about for a little while. Cork to Killarney on the coach was through the loveliest of countryside and then much laughter for a few days as we toured around. Friday was up eagerly to travel to Dublin for the weekend celebrations, but most of us weary travellers just snoozed on the coach! Saturday in Dublin Cathedral we were al resplendent in our mantles and the singing was really good for a change! Thereafter the Twinning Dinner in the hotel (lovely hotel) before our farewell breakfast in the morning. A huge success for the Irish Priory and friendships renewed across the Atlantic!

Came back with a terrible cold that only dissipated before the Quiz…



Well, despite everything, some dodgy lifestyle choices and being close to mass-murder from time to time, I am now the recipient of a ScotGov bus pass. I have not used it yet but am looking more and more at a jaunt up the road from Pitlochry to Inverness for the afternoon one day. I will need to choose my day well so that I can max out on the scenery! Getting up beyond Dalwhinnie in the mist is not worth the effort.

Last night Jams and Loretta had a dinner party in my honour. Such a great laugh with Ann from the Old Manse, Justin and Marie from the Killierankiekirk coming along as well. I did rather well on the gifts I have to say!


This is me giving thanks that Jams had made a delicious cake. Sadly I had to share!

I did rather well in not giving away any clues to the Killiecrankie Village Quiz. I have been laughing all week at the easy-difficult-killer questions I have written so I may need a place escort home afterwards if there are complaints! Roll on First April!