Sunday 18 March 2018

St Patrick's Day 2018

I had one of the best days ever with Enid yesterday!  She arrived to my house prompt and early and we had a lovely big breakfast of a full Irish.  The big breakfast was two fold - we wanted something substantial to keep us going for the day, and because it was St Patrick's Day it was good to eat Irish rashers, eggs and sausages etc 

We then donned our costumes - from hats to long coats to our lovely sashes made by Enid - and set off to meet with our other 98 suffragettes on our "freedom machines"

And here we are taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade as part of the Dublin Cycling Campaign.
Cycling as suffragettes we were celebrating both 100 years of the vote for Irish women, and the part the bicycle played and how it was used by women in achieving voting rights.
After the match we went to McGrattans pub to watch the Big Match - the six nations final - Ireland versus England.  Which we won!  Which meant Ireland not only won the overall six nations but also the Grand Slam.  It was awesome!
Afterall that excitement we needed something to eat. We cycled out to Enid''s and went to La Bodega in Ranelagh for lovely tapas and wine.  It was very good, and definitely recommend it if you are looking for nice small plates.
And finally, because the cold was in our bones, we finished with a lovely dip in the hot tub.
As every Irish person knows, St Patrick's Day is always freeeeeezing!

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