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We had such a ball!

17 April 2017 13:09:01
Carraig Mor

Carraig Mor

Yesterday was a day the Scrub should remember for a long time! We had an early morning egg hunt and both grandchildren kindly forgot their ages and humoured grandad and searched diligently. They had separate sets of clues and having gathered five eggs each they merited the special envelope containing their Easter Prize!

Then after a wonderful lunch their two young cousins arrived and the three boys had another egg hunt! They had such fun and ended up taking off their shoes and running through the mud in the bottoms missing all the lobelias by a miracle.'We ran between the flowers Grandad!

Meanwhile the parents sat on one of the big rocks and enjoyed the chase. Then still on the rock had tea and buns and red velvet cup cakes freshly made.

The Scrub Denizens approved mightily. 'Lovely to hear all the young voices' Micilin Dee and even G Nome said it was nice to watch the shenanigans!

Id say it will have been a memorable day for all. And it was nice to see the scrub being used as a playground and a cafe! 



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Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 April 2017 13:54:05

Aw, Peter, that sounds like an idyllic Easter Sunday. I can tell that YOU had as much fun as your grandchildren and their cousins.

Scrubber Scrubber 17 April 2017 14:36:25

Yes Jacinta and so had Anna. It was very special. And the Lobelias are unscathed!

Jacky Quirke Jacky Quirke 17 April 2017 16:14:38

Such a lovely story to read, im glad ye all had fun.

fraoch fraoch 17 April 2017 19:16:08

Sounds great, Peter! Glad the Lobelias survived.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 April 2017 19:44:23

Lovely memories and can almost taste Anna's cakes, red velvet. 

Dick Dick 17 April 2017 20:03:05

That was interesting, Peter. I had an interesting experience with Easter eggs. Right through the season of Lent which was not the appropriate time for Easter eggs SuperValu which is one mile from me had an abundance of Easter eggs. I waited until after Mass on Easter Sunday to buy mine. As I moved through the shop and in particular the area where the Easter eggs were displaid, not one Easter egg was to be seen. I said to myself. "surely this is the big day and no Easter eggs" I enquired and was told that a small number was available in a certain area. I bought one. This morning, a slightly greater number was available and some were priced three for €5 , very good value and I bought them. Strange that in the Easter season, practically no Easter eggs.

Scrubber Scrubber 17 April 2017 20:32:27

Dear Dick remember when you got your lovely Christmas hat for a song after Christmas! Well the Eggs are the same. Im afraid there are far too many eggs left here after the grandchildren went. I hope I can resist!Mary they are irresistible! Yes heather first things first! Id have sacrificed them to see the joy on their faces. Oh Jackie fun was the word!!!

accsean accsean 17 April 2017 20:58:04

Evening Scrubber, that is a great description of what must have been a great day. Even at my age I would love to have a run through the scrub on the proviso that some oxygen tanks were on hand.

Jackie Jackie 18 April 2017 07:36:54

What a great journal Peter and the excitement jumps up from the page. An amazing day had by all both young and not so young. And what a place to have an egg hunt !!!!! I'm sure the children will have this story also to tell their friends and what a fantastic time they had too. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 April 2017 13:41:26

I can almost hear the children enjoying your marvellous Scrub from here!

JoanG JoanG 18 April 2017 20:29:42

Thoroughly enjoyed reading that!  What a wonderful way for you and family to enjoy your garden at Easter.  The children clearly love it and that shines through. 


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