Firstly, I had an amazing weekend from the 31st of March until Palm Sunday, since my dad visited. It was really good! He had a business trip to Spain, and he came afterwards and spent some time with me and Dom. We did turisty things in the mornings, and had Lord's Day with the Guys at the Vikky on Saturday, and met Antioch people on Sunday. Readers will be glad to know that both dad and Dom got along very well, spending several hours looking at engines and airplanes in the science museum, eating Indian food, etc. One of our finest moments was playing charades, Dom acting out 'Summa Theologica' and yours truly guessing it in 30 seconds! A stroke of genius on his part, no doubt.
Anyway, then on Monday dad was off back home and Dom and I got on a plane headed for Dublin. It was a wonderful trip, we had Access To A Car, which made things much nicer. Drove to the seaside, the mountains, the countryside, the city... Met all his family, and also celebrated Easter and all its elements in full glory. (NB: A trumpet for the 'Glory' in the Vigil, it was amazing! Full choir singing and altar-boys playing their bells and everything)
As is tradition, turned into a Hobbit on Easter Day, with two breakfasts, lunch, dinner, supper, chocolate, chocolate eggs... we had turkey and hams and some sort of pudding was set on fire at one point... really good.
On top of that, we were lucky enough to have decidedly un-Irish weather the whole week, since it was sunny AND warm every day, it didn't rain once. On Monday when we were leaving the sky turned grey, but we didn't stay to see what happened...
So there, now I'm back in London, and have just begun Revision. Chaucer and Old English this year, people, so expect some moaning about the Canterbury Tales and Beowulf!
A couple of people have requested a short update on my Easter adventures, so here it goes!