I feel like our February in Dublin has been a blur. Besides it being the shortest month of the year, it has just flown by. We crossed a few items off our activity list, the kids had a week off and the snow has been a different experience. I know spring can’t get here fast enough. I’m ready for longer days and slightly warmer weather.
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- Black Panther. This month we ventured out to see Black Panther. We drove about 30 minutes out of Dublin so the kids could see it in 3D (that was a requirement). The Bigg Dogg has been waiting for this movie since July when we saw the previews during Spiderman: Homecoming. And when I saw the cast for the movie, well, let’s just say, I was just as excited. The movie was so awesome and I am not an action movie fan, but Black Panther…no words. Just awesomeness on top of awesomeness. The husband bought the kids a Go Pro for Valentine’s Day and we made our first video. Needless to say,
weI have work to do, but the kids are in love and it’s great fun. I just can’t keep up with all their video adventures.
- Titanic Museum. The kids are out of school for a week in February so we also took a mini road trip ( a little over 2 hours) to Northern Ireland. The Glitter Princess wrapped up a project on the Titanic and what better way to top it off than a visit to the Titanic Museum in Belfast where the Titanic was built. (Technically, Belfast is the UK so it is another country-UK. That in itself is an interesting experience. Same island. Different countries.) I will admit, the reviews were fair about the museum, but I truly enjoyed the museum. The Titanic has always been an interesting story to me and the museum was very modern and interactive for the kids.
WeThe Glitter Princess and I had a great time. Funny Story: My boyfriend and I saw the Titanic a few months after we started dating. We saw the 8:00pm show. We didn’t know how long the movie was and we didn’t know how early we needed to arrive (This was 1997 during the “olden” days as the Glitter Princess always reminds me.)-so we had to sit in the first few rows for 3 hours. I then had an hour drive home and neither of our parents were happy with me being on the road that late. Now, we were adults (college students) but we were essentially “in trouble”. But, it was so worth it because I just love the Titanic and that boyfriend became my husband six years later. Needless to say, I was all in my feelings at the museum and the husband wasn’t feeling it.
What I’m LOVIN’ about Dublin this month:
- Kendrick Lamar-Damn Tour. We made it out to another concert this month. This was the one. I was beyond excited for this concert. I drank to much happy juice and woke up the next morning and realized that happy juice isn’t so happy the next day. But, the concert was beyond lit. I keep saying it, Dublin has a hip hop scene and the artists do not disappoint. I did not want this concert to end. It was literally a stage, Kendrick, a mic and a DJ in the pit. That’s it. Good music with cool people.
- Snow. A snow storm hit the island and the kids had a snow day. actually missed school. It was amazing to fully experience snow. I have experienced snow on a few occasions, but to see Dublin transform is one for the memory books. Now, the question is, how will we get out of this mess because we are not prepared?
- The Trust Factor. We had a letter and a large envelope package delivered to our house. The addresses on the items were correct but the name was incorrect. I was able to call the company and explain the situation. Needless to say, the items belonged so someone that lives at the end of our street. Now, in the states, the company would pick the items up. Nope, not here. After two phone calls (because NOTHING opens here before 10:00am), the company representative asked ME to drop the items off at the correct address. Wait. What? She sure did and I didn’t even bat an eye, I quickly obliged. Yes, this feisty lady is going to have issues when I return home. I know.
What I’m MISSING about home (the USA, Texas, Houston) this month:
- Shipley Do-Nut Holes. I have mentioned previously that I am not a fan of the pastries on this side of the world and donuts are no exception. So, seriously these days I have been craving a bag of Shipley’s Do-Nut Holes. On the way to school, I would get each kid a bag of donut holes on Friday mornings. Sigh. The things we miss when they are taken from us.
- Convenience. The Glitter Princess has a severe nut allergy and has not been tested in about two years and I really want her tested again. Testing requires a specialist appointment and that request must be made through the GP (General Practitioner/Doctor). We saw the GP in January and we received our appointment notification for May. This process is so slow and annoying. We will just keep praying that she has no issues anytime soon.
- The Glitter Princess came home and said she went to see the matron at school because her stomach was hurting. The matron is the school nurse.
What I’m Reading This Month:
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