Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Loughview IPS

I was recently doing mini photo sessions at Loughview IPS and although I always find these evenings quite exhausting (particularly after a day of teaching in another school!) I always enjoy meeting the familes that come into my "studio". I met some wonderful families at Loughview and really had great fun with them. From wrestling to singing to tickle-monsters and even a dog thrown into the mix. Thank you Loughview - great school, fab people!!!












Thursday, 17 March 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

We braved the crowds of Belfast to experience St. Patrick's Day in Belfast today - thank God for the help of my three lovely helpers - Tara, Anna and Steph! A set of shoulders for each child and an extra set just in case! We had grand plans to continue to the concert, but Avoca was calling our names and I was more than happy to leave the crowds behind! After Emma asked why that boy was puking we figured it was time for us to head home...and the bus ride is half the fun. We are now having quiet celebrations in the house...and leaving the international au pairs to enjoy their first Irish St. Patrick's Day! I hope it lives up to their standards!
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you