The gift of the gab is NOT needed here, but Blarney Castle is needed indeed

Blarney castle is the most photographed place in Ireland and its easy to see why.  Everyone loves a good castle, but throw in some enjoyable walks in magical gardens and you have yourself a grand old time.  Walking around in the gardens makes you want to start plotting diabolical things, if you listen closely you might hear secrets floating on the wind of people that walked these grounds centuries ago.

The castle is a scary ordeal for someone who is scared of heights.  I was doing all fine, until the steps just kept going up and people started screaming profanities in German.  I was sweating, breathing heavily and feeling faint, but I made it to the top and saw the blarney stone getting kissed.  I decided to give this cooties nightmare a miss, but the gift of the gab is something I don’t need any more of.  So down I went holding on to the rope for dear life,  I do respect all the men and women who ran to the murder hole, transporting hot oil to throw down on their enemies.  That’s a task that deserves extra pay in my opinion!

The grounds are  filled with numerous wonders that makes you gasp, like Carl said,  even the ugliest, dullest Prince could have any Princess  he wants with grounds like these, and I agree completely! Who needs love when you have grounds to get lost on! Just joking, we all need more love.    Tiny bridges makes you feel like putting on your prettiest dress to dance the night away in, or just to go for stroll with your favourite suitor. If that’s not your cup of tea, maybe you could just have a cup of tea and hope the rain doesn’t get you, because running in fancy dress must be a mission, for any young maiden.

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^^ Leading up to the castle you get treated with this beautiful water show.

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^^ Large rocks to us means, a perfect place to take a self timer photo! Thumbs up to that.

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^^No one smiles that innocently in slytherin ,Carl!

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^^ Can you see the witch? People shower her with money.

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^^ Spinning…..

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^^ Perfect place to plot.

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^^ Blarney Castle. IMG_0574new

^^ Looking out the window.

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^^ The view from the family room.

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^^ Castles, hey.

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^^ The magical blarney house.  Where I would happily waste my time.

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^^ Can you spot the man waving?

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^^ Fields of daffodils.  It was like a dream come true.

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^^ Mystical.

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^^ It started raining, I was a little bit excited.  Its the little things.

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^^ I don’t think I was suppose to be here.

Blarney castle might seem like the touristy thing to visit, but its worth it.  Its a great place to explore and go look for leprechauns.  Hey, you might get lucky and find your pot of gold.

Christmas Feasting!

Christmas is always a special time, and this year was definitely the best Christmas ever!  The cold weather, being able to wear cosy clothes, fires and just a Christmas spirit that can’t be beaten.  Ireland is magical, being here with the person I love most in this world has been wonderful.  You don’t need to exchange gifts when you are married to the best present in the world.  So cheesy, I know, I can literally spread that cheese on bread and enjoy a toasted sandwich! but its true, there is just something about blasting the Christmas carols and watching a lot of Christmas movies that brings out everything you are grateful for or just a whole lot of boring old person vibes.  Whatever it is, I sure like it.

We celebrated with feasting on a lot of food, in true Christmas fashion, but can gluten free, sugar free and vegan really be binge eating? We actually ate small amounts and binge ate the rest the next day.  We are crazy like that.

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^^ That awkward moment when your cauliflower looks like a roasted brain.  Roasted brain for dinner anyone? It was remarkable delicious.  I could do with another one right now.  Garlic and herb deliciousness right here.

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^^ Cabbage rolls stuffed with rice and kidney beans, mashed parsnips, roasted cauliflower and a delicious Brussel sprouts  and kale stir fry.  Take me back now.

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^^ Yes, Carl does work as an elf part time.  Christmas time he turns into the happiest elf around while I point at an empty chair inviting you over.

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^^ Table manners nowhere in sight!

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^^ When you can’t stop talking about your brain like centrepiece you start taking ridiculous photos.  Obviously!

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^^ Even cut up this looks good.

Christmas time, is always a great time to talk about future plans, what we want for the new year and projects in the making.  How was your Christmas?