I spent this weekend in a beautiful house on the Dingle Peninsula with six of my best friends and it was simply the best. Sometimes all one needs is some time away from everything in a quiet place with the company of close friends, to unwind together, to relax, to forget about all responsibilities, soothing a tired mind and enjoying the opportunity to finally, properly, catch up with each other.
On the very edge of the coastline we were surrounded on all sides by pure, natural Irish beauty; patch-work fields dotted at random intervals by small cottages and some architecturally impressive get-away homes, and of course the rugged cliff-edges and crashing waves. There are few feelings in the world that beat the feeling of sea-fresh air – that head-clearing, face-cleansing sea breeze… Ireland really is like no other place in the world for that.
On Friday night we stayed in, had tea and chats, played 30 seconds, and just relaxed.
On Saturday we had a lazy morning and afternoon; we made a big breakfast and ate all together at a big table (I love that). In the afternoon we visited a beautiful beach before spending the evening getting all dolled up to go out for a few drinks in Dingle town.
On Sunday, we chilled again, had our chats about the night before and much more over another great breakfast, and stopped for ice cream to break up the drive home.
It was the loveliest, much-needed, girls weekend away.