Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween! (Now with pix)

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Happy Halloween!

Sorry about the gap in postings. It was a "Bank Holiday Monday" yesterday, so we were enjoying a three day weekend. Yay!

One of the other moms who goes to Gymboree invited us over to their place in Cork for a little Halloween party for the kids on Sunday. It was fun. Pumpkin was the second oldest after their 2 3/4 year old. They're both Canadians and he's in the doctor program at University College Cork. (I know, I think the name's a bit redundant, too.) Most of the other folks there were involved in the medical program at UCC and/or expats, mostly from Canada. It was nice to meet some new people, but sometimes the conversation would get stuck on some med school topics for a while.
(Note to AKJ: Pumpkin wore her ADORABLE Mummy's girl shirt and got quite a few compliments! Thanks!)
(Here's the bean dip I brought. Spooky, huh!)

That night we got to go out! Yup, on a DATE! It was the Cork Jazz Festival weekend, so we got our babysitter for Sunday evening and hit the town. Every place with music seemed to have a T-O-N of people spilling out the door, so we didn't catch a lot (ok, any) jazz, but we did have a drink in a couple of places. It was nice to just be wandering around Cork at night just the two of us.

Oh, and while we were wandering, we found a liquor store that had the HUGEST beer selection we've found in Cork. Hooray! We came back with a few different bottles, including one made with quinoa. Mixed results so far. Well, actually, they've been tasty, except for the exceedingly strange Grand Cru Mr. Kluges opened last night. It was... odd. Sweet, sour, and vinegar-y at the same time, sort of. Yeah, didn't really care for it.

We carved our pumpkin yesterday. Didn't have any patterns, or tools better than our kitchen and pocket knives, but I was quite pleased with the results. I'll take some pix of both sides of it tonight, too, when we've got a candle in it, and post those, too.

Ok, gotta run - my Pumpkin is "helping" me and starting to get antsy with the Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse sites I've got pulled up on the bottom half of the screen!

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