Today was a lovely day – even though I only got about 4 hours of sleep last night. I was wired last night, what with the road traffic accident, we weren’t involved and everyone was fine, but it was quite worrying all the same seeing the lorry on its side.
Yesterday night I went to see Waiting for Godot so I was thinking about that too. It was performed by The Druid Theatre and it was stunning! It’s a very long play but the actors bought the characters to life. It showed me that as much can be said with silences and facial expressions than with words. It’s heading to the US shortly so do go and see it. The only downside was the fact that I had a hot flush in the middle of it – oh the joys – my legs went into a spasm and my handbag that was on my lap jumped off my lap and hit the poor girl in front of me on the head….whoops!
Today I was up and out bright and early and had a walk at Streedagh Beach. It’s strange because I few years ago I really didn’t like the sea that much, now it’s one of the places I’m most relaxed. I could listen to the waves washing upon the shore all day. I had the place to myself and it was magic.
Afterwards I went along to Atlantic Sheepdogs. This was amazing! I got to meet Martin Feeney who is a sheep farmer in Streedagh. He has opened his farm to visitors and introduced us to Jack, his world famous border collie.
Jack showed us how clever he is at rounding up sheep and Martin explained all about his farm and how his dogs trust him and respond to him. We also got to pet baby lambs – it was a little bit special. I’ll write more about it on Sligo Hub in the coming days.
Speaking of Sligo Hub the website is flying. I’m delighted with the response to it and it’s given me a huge boost. It’s very early days yet but I’d love it to perhaps one day bring in a small income to enable me to explore more of Sligo – and just to stop me worrying every time a bill comes in. Anyway you never know what’s around the corner.
Back to today. After the sheepdogs I went to two antique shops and got some little glass bottles and old books – I’m a bit hooked on these. I’d love to go back in time and find out the history, especially of the writing in the books…. If things could talk. I also visited Rathcormac Market which was lovely as always.
So that was my Super Saturday in Sligo 😀