Easter weekend was pretty poor weather wise and as such we spent it doing, well, not a lot. The wheels stayed firmly in the garage which was a shame! Then when I was expecting the usual run of typically Irish weather the sun started to poke its nose out. Now, whenever this happens during the week the usual thought is that it’ll be chucking it down with rain by the weekend. Seems that this is not to the way this time!
The dining table was being replaced this morning so I decided to use it as an excuse to take an impromptu day off. To fill you in on the table (not that you care). It’s about ten months old and out of the blue the oak split straight down the middle of the table. Thankfully when I got in contact with the shop they were very nice, accepted responsibility and agreed to swap it as soon as they had one in stock. This was due to be August but they called on Tuesday saying they had managed to liberate one and thus we could have it whenever we wanted. Hence I chose Friday!
So, the table was delivered at pretty much bang on 10:00am and as the van was turning around to leave I was putting on my bike gear to get out for a bit of fun. One quick stop off to close my bank account as those charming people at Halifax Ireland are closing the bank entirely. Thankfully it wasn’t my primary account so no major inconvenience. It was made even easier due to the convenient motorcycle parking (wide path) outside the front door of the branch.
Five minutes in the bank and I was on my way. Going on a spin during the week is always good as the roads are mostly empty and you get to have plenty of fun without the stress of having to deal with weekend traffic. It was that pleasant blend of high cloud and sunshine making it warm enough but not hot enough to make it unpleasantly sweaty. Took in some nice roads and some nice views and decided to e-mail Snooze a pic from the road just to annoy her as she was at work. She’d do the same to me if the roles were reversed! Here’s the pic:
While I was out I took my usual opportunity to drop in to RPM to steal some of his coffee. Machine is always knackered but the kettle works. Just don’t expect milk or sugar and you’re sorted! Got my new number plate and bid them a goodbye and headed off for the scenic route home. All in all it was a rather nice day. Hopefully the first of many!