Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Day out: Corkagh Park
Outfit of the week: Default casual outfit for leaving the house (above) - pretty unremarkable, but it does the job. I am now wary of how I breastfeed in public, having had some negative experiences recently. So I choose what I'm wearing based on where we're going, who's likely to be there, and how to get my tits out and not invite ignorant remarks. Sad but true. Apparently SoCoDu (South County Dublin) is breastfeeding central, and there are boobs galore wherever you look, but my local haunts are a bit behind in that department. So I cover up, wearing a breastfeeding top rather than feeding "over-top". I really hate the above paragraph, but it reflects what's going on, and I'm an honest blogger so I'll come clean. Anyway, back to the nice stuff:
Corkagh park is one of our favourite places this summer, for family barbecues, visits to the pet farm, explorations of the woods, the too-big playground (all pebbles underfoot, wear closed shoes or be forever shaking kid's Crocs out), and the vast expanses of grass perfect for kite-flying.
There is enough wilderness to keep the most nature-loving people happy: hedgerows, rabbits, squirrels and fish in the lakes.
Beautiful old trees, an arboretum with tree plantations from each continent, a rose garden and lovely hills perfect for rolling down. At the moment there's a funfair there, but we managed to escape that by telling Charlie it was in a faraway park that we had no access to. I'd say we've a year left to get away with these white lies that save us time and money, then he'll be wise to us.
The bike Noah was on that day was the above Mud Monster, 54.99e in Smyth's. It's his birthday present, and he adores it! We normally try to get big purchases like this second-hand, but after scouring Adverts.ie and Donedeal.ie for the last few weeks, we decided to get this new. The poor sod has all Charlie's hand-me-down's so he deserves something new for himself, and we'd never know if a second-hand trike was roadworthy. There should be an NCT for consumer's peace of mind. Anyway, if you want a similar trike, you'll find them here. (Smyths kindly gave me a 20% discount in return for a mention here).
So Corkagh (between the N7 and N4) is our summer haunt, where's yours?