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Imminent parents

Within an hour, my parents should be arriving here for the weekend. I think the house is clean and tidy enough to pass muster now, and I've planned out and bought the necessary food-stuffs. So I'm having a little LJ-break before they arrive.

The plan is broadly thus:

Friday evening: going to see a play called The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at the Old Museum Arts Centre. Don't really know much about it beyond what it says on their web page, but it was just something I came across while browsing through events listings for this weekend, and thought they might enjoy. It's something to do, anyway.

Saturday: going to see the Giant's Causeway. I'm quite excited about this, as, not having a car, I don't really get much chance to get out of Belfast and see the rest of Norn Iron. The Causeway is supposed to be one of the best things the rest of NI has to offer in the way of sights, so it seems a worthy focus for a day excursion. The general driving around business may well extend into the evening - depends whether we tag other stuff onto the Causeway. Note to self: set the video for Doctor Who!

Sunday: lunch at the Crown Liquor Saloon, probably preceded and / or followed by some general wandering around. Mum wants a proper look at the Waterfront Centre, because she hears a lot of concerts from it on Radio 3. If the weather's decent, we might also make our way to somewhere like Malone House to stroll about the grounds. They then fly home on Sunday evening.

Should be a reasonable balance between not getting bored and having time to relax and enjoy each other's company, I hope.


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May. 20th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
If you are going to the Causeway, WhitePark bay and the carrick-a-rede rope bridge are also worth a visit.
May. 20th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
I was just about to comment that you should go to Carrick-a-Rede as well. If you or your parents don't like heights then it might not be such a good idea though.
May. 20th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
I live around near the Causeway. And yes, I agree - drive towards Ballintoy and Whitepark Bay. Lovely drive. :)
May. 20th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the tips, both of you! Good to have the local insight.
May. 20th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'd love to see the Giant's Causeway - I've seen the other end of it, Fingal's Cave on Staffa. Have fun!
May. 20th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
Yay, Giant's Causway! I love the Giant's Causeway. Make sure you sit in the throne/chair thing, and take a picture of you by the boot! :)

It always rains when we go, but I used to love it anyway. I got my favourite pencil top from there (green heavy lepracaun thing), which was my good luck charm for ages, but I lost him :-(
May. 20th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
Have fun!!!
I have always wanted to visit Ireland and this giant's causeway is one of the reasons,though I would have written an entire thesis if I had listed and expounded on them all,,,have a safe and fun time!!!

(((purple_pen & folks)))
May. 21st, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC)
If you get a chance, try and head out towards a place called Castlerock (outside Coleraine) and if you keep going, you can go to a place called Mussenden Temple which is a little round building on the edge of a cliff which was an ornate library for an old fancy country house (now in ruins, the temple is the most preserved part of it). Really beautiful, I love it. There's also a forest nearby and some gardens with an 'ice house' and other interesting buildings around it, worth a look. And when you're heading towards it in a car, you can see the sea ahead of you and on a good day it looks glorious.
May. 22nd, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid I've only just seen this comment, so we missed the Mussenden Temple. I did see a picture of it on a board in the National Trust building by the Giant's Causeway, though, where they were advertising all the other National Trust properties in the area, and I thought it looked pretty dramatic and interesting. Anyway, we did have a lovely day, which was pretty much packed by the time we'd taken in the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, a picnic in White Park Bay, the Giant's Causeway and a drive through the Glens of Antrim. Maybe I'll get to visit the temple another time.
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