Dot writes: I always seem to be at a conference on Ken’s birthday, so he’s cleverly arranged this year to be at a craft brewing and distilling convention on mine. I expect we will do something vaguely birthday-ish as a family tomorrow. However, today I celebrated by taking the boys to Powerscourt and eating lovely cake in the cafe there. The weather has been staggeringly warm and sunny for several weeks and today was no exception. It is officially an excellent summer; in fact, we’re probably well into the phew-it’s-too-hot-and-what-about-the-plants stage now. Bask.
The umbrella being pressed into service as a parasol in the last picture was a little present to myself, bought at the British Museum on Wednesday in a few hours stolen from a conference I was attending.
I’ve been trying to think when we last went to Powerscourt. I can’t actually remember an occasion since the one pictured below (13 September 2009). Hugh is the little blue figure going down the steps and Frank is the very large bump.