It's been an interesting weekend., with lots to tell So I'll just get straight to it.
Things started on Friday with some excitement down the village. The Post Office was robbed :eyes: A couple came in and took €4,000 in pension payments, and the postmistress' handbag. When they went to make their escape though, their getaway car wouldn't start 🙄 I guess we know what the money was for 😆
The robbers made their way up to the school where they asked staff if they could call a taxi. Unfortunately, taxis are reluctant to come all the way out from the city so that was unsuccessful. Then the staff tried to contact a local mechanic to repair the car but he was an hour away on another call. The next suggestion was for the robbers to head back to the village and wait for the bus to Kilkenny, it would be along in a couple hours 😆
The teachers were now getting very suspicious of these two who were acting "very shifty" and they escorted them off the school grounds. Meanwhile, one of the post office staff who had gone out in her car to try and find these two spotted them coming out of the school and watched as they tried to dispose of the money, which they had been carrying in a shopping bag. Shortly after the two thieves were apprehended by the guards.
Saturday, Mam and I headed off to Thurles to see the parade as Mam's set dancing group were going to perform. However, it seems someone :whistle: got the days mixed up. Thurles was having their parade on Sunday. :doh: But we had tea and scones in a pub, and did the weekly shop, so it wasn't a complete waste.
In fact, it was serendipitous for a couple reasons. The rain, which had held off until then, started as soon as we left the pub. And while we were shopping we found some lamb mince, which Mam used to make a lovely Shepherd's pie for supper.
To finish off the evening I had a can to "to drown the shamrock".
Sunday dawned, cold and snowy :faint: and it kept snowing on an off all day. :yuck:
The weather was mad altogether. It would blizzard for 10 minutes, then the sun would come out blazing and melt everything, then it would snow again. You can see some of what we had to put up with here. Snow 18-03-2007 12-10-46.MPG
The weather was so bad that some of the celebrations were cancelled along with loads of ferry sailings and a flight or two.
Nothing to do but light the fire and see what else the OC had to say about Paddy's day. Melissa put up some really good stuff Here, here, here, here, and here. Shes' been VERY busy.
Kay Four, over on her blog, made a very sweet post.
We just had one or two brief flurries since, but it's bitterly cold and it's blowing a gale. The winds are going to get up to 120kph with lows of -2oC.
As I'm writing, Into the West is on the telly. If you want a good film set in Ireland I can highly recommend this :up: