6.4.09

The green, green grass of home

As we landed in Dublin airport yesterday, both daughters shouted out in delight: 'Oh finally, we get to see grass!' with one of them adding that she felt like it had been five years since she'd last seen any. I know what she meant.
Later, baby boy was absolutely ecstatic to run around in a garden without a jacket on and with soft, carpety stuff beneath his shoes (proper shoes too, not boots or wellies).
But you know what it takes to make grass green, don't you? Yes - rain! Still, I went for a lovely country walk today in the rain, and smiled and waved at every car that passed. This is not lunatic behaviour but common practice around these parts; acknowledging complete strangers because they pass you in their car on a narrow country road. 
At least I think it is. They might just have been laughing at me, saying: look at that loon, walking in the wind and rain, and smiling at the grass.


7 comments:

hexe said...

Enjoy home and the grass. Hopefully by the time you return, spring will have arrived in Norway.

Irish Mammy said...

Welcome home, do the cars also beep at you like they do in Galway?

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Lovely Irish rain. Welcome home!

RennyBA said...

Nothing is like the green, green grass of home and hopefully it will be green grass when you get home again :-)

Have a nice stay and Happy Easter!

Michele said...

Hallo Johanna! I’ve been away from the blog world for a while but am back and have fully caught up on your posts.

Happy belated birthday! I liked your Welli/fake fur combo---very norsk chic. Fun article in the Telegraph; I, too, was totally sick of the snow here this winter. As for that girl, Melissa, WTF did she think a “coffee morning” was? Not a difficult concept, really. Methinks she lacks more than a sense of humor…

Enjoy your time in Ireland! Were you allowed to pee on the way over? ;-) Don’t be afraid to come home---the snow is melting fast!

beaverboosh said...

i am huge fan of grass, and guiness!

OSLO said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments while we were away. We had a great time, despite the economic gloom and doom, which everyone in Ireland seems to be obsessed by. Everyone - and I mean EVERYONE -asked us 'how are things in Norway', referring to the recession. There was rain but not enough to ruin the trip. It's great to be back though with Spring in the air.