Monday, 5 March 2018

Brom has to grumble a bit


A week! It's been a week!! And I can tell you things happened and photos were taken and I wanted to write about it! But no.... first Mara and Gera were too busy doing whatever it was and then we left and then she had to work again and then it was the weekend and now it's Monday again!

Good, grumble over and I can FINALLY tell you what we did LAST Monday. The day before last Monday (Mara says that is Sunday, she had better be quiet now and let ME write this story, otherwise more grumbling is needed), was also the last day of the Olympics. 

Can you find the robin?
So, Mara and Gera watched the closing ceremony and after that went for a walk. They wanted to do a longer walk, but unfortunately they were late and the car park would only be open for another hour: not enough for a longer walk. 

The weather was absolutely beautiful. It was cold, but the sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Mara kept both me and Mouse safe (I say safe, we were a bit lopsided) in her pockets and we went on a short walk. 

Mouse said this was much better.
Then the next day, after some errands, AGAIN, we made our way EARLIER to the large nature reserve for a walk. This time the weather wasn't as nice though: clouds all over the place and it was even colder than the day before. Gera carried Mouse and Mara carried me and off we went. Because it was Monday it was a lot quieter as well and we only saw a handful of people. We did see robins though, but Mara's camera did not want to cooperate when one of them posed for us. 

A wrong step and you would be ankle deep in mud!
The nature reserve is a peat lands and in the past a lot of turf has been taken away. They are now slowly turning it back into peat lands, which means that some areas were very soggy. We decided to skip that part, because Mara's shoes weren't watertight. 

We are doing the same!!
In the end we walked for about two hours and saw bright red mushrooms, a lot of gorse and beautiful views. Both Mara and Gera were tired then, me and Mouse could have gone on for another two hours. Easily. But instead we made our way to the supermarket to get our last meal together and the bread Mara wanted to take home. 

Aren't they pretty?
The next morning, Gera took us all to the train station. This time we were going to take a fast train to Belfast. Despite all the weather warnings and even the snow falling in London, all the flights were on time and we got home a little before 9 pm. It had been a really good week!


  1. Hari OM
    Well Brom, I am glad you finally were able to share a bit more of your time over in NI... and that you missed the worst of the 'Beast'... but I think it may have been waiting for you at home? I spotted the robin, BTW &*> Hugs and growlies, YAM-aunty xxx

    1. It was only very very cold here, no snow! We only got a little beasty ;)

  2. It sound like you all had a fun time exploring together.

  3. Sisters time is wonderful and I know they had a ball.
    Thank goodness both had pockets to keep you mouses warm and safe.
    Hugs madi and mom
    LOL yes pocketbook puts all her stuffs in. AKA purse, handbag but mom has always called them pocketbooks. It must be a regional thing.

  4. You sure had an adventurous week! What fun!

    1. We had a great week! Can't wait for the next holiday...

  5. We're glad you got to do a little bit of traveling! Those pockets look cozy!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. They weren't too bad, but we did see everything a bit the wrong way around!

  6. and Mouse were very, very busy during your travels!
    Arty, Jakey & Rosy

    PeeEss....In case you can't find us, we've moved to:

  7. Well, Brom, mums wear down more quickly than the children. Nice of her to let you tell all about the fun you had last week.

    1. She wears down very much! Perhaps she should get some new legs or (that's what I did) get carried!!

  8. Sounds like a nice walk. Love the mushroom. Cute pictures!!

  9. Nice holidays you had ! You were really lucky to fly back without problems ! We met people in the hotel in Egypt they had to move into another hotel because ours was full, because Glasgow airport was closed due to heavy snow. Instead of Wednesday they got back on Sunday !!


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