Sunday, 15 January 2012


Today is my sister's birthday. As she was up in Dublin we met for lunch on Friday. It was a beautiful morning - if I hadn't been meeting her (and looking for a present before) I'd certainly have gone to the park.

We had lunch in the Silk Road Café at the Chester Beatty library, so most of the photos are around Dublin Castle.

As I wasn't working we were able to meet early, thus ensuring a table in the atrium, which is a bit quieter without the noise of the coffee machines. This was looking in to one of the inside rooms.

 There was quite an interesting looking exhibition but I'd walked too far and had too much to carry. I might try to get back in before it's over, especially as L told me there were some lovely Chinese robes as well as the photographs. Success in present-buying, I managed to find a book I didn't even know was on her Amazon wishlist, and I bought a lovely new frying-pan which the security guard came over to admire.


  1. I love that cafe, and the shop that goes with the museum, they always have such beautiful things......your post has reminded me that I haven't been there for ages, I must amend that and plan another culture day when I have been to see the Turners :D

  2. You are so lucky to live so close to such rich architecture. I'm finding lots of patterns in your pictures to add to my zentangle journal. Sounds like you had a lovely visit with your sister. (Got through on Google Chrome at work today! IE does not get me here any more.)