Sunday, March 18, 2012

Behind the Parade 2 and Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! It's turning into a busy weekend of celebrating, all packed in.
I hope all you Mothers are being spoiled and given lots of treats!

I can't believe this is my 3rd year of "Behind the Parade" from Dublin! To see PART ONE of this year's offering, click HERE!
Spotted on the way home: €10 for dinner and a pint- not a bad deal! I like the rainbow and bottle bin at the bottom of the poster too!
This band were setting up as I was on my way home, not much of an audience, but maybe later. The red building behind them houses The Bretzel, a fantastic Jewish bakery, we sometimes call there on Sundays for delicious breads and muffins, yum!
After all that waiting and cheering, all kids wanted some ice-cream..This is the bit I don't like- lots of litter and cans thrown on pavements. I don't understand why people do this when there are lots of litter bins around.
Cute huddle outside Government Buildings
Car with decoration, and sweeping truck on the clean-up routine...
On the way home, I passed a well-known knick-nack shop, Christy Bird's in Portobello, and he had some interesting pieces in the window.
An interesting combination!The Guinness toucan, remember him?

I've never before seen a green Bakelite phone!

I had a lovely vista pic, which is on my way back home, but deleted it by mistake. Why doesn't blogger have an undo button?
Hope you all had a good day, and I'll be around to visit later!


  1. My father used to work for the telephone company and one day he brought home a pink one! That one looks like it comes from the days when avocado and gold were popular colors.

    But green is green and a most appropriate window item!

  2. I used to have a pink phone, but don't think I've ever seen the green. It certainly looks fitting in that setting.

  3. I've got up with your Saint Patrick's Day posts - as always a splendid pictorial of the day.
    I would LOVE to have that old phone!
    Thanks for sharing your celebration with us - here's to next year. ;)

  4. Looks like fun! I love the guinness toucan, wish they'd bring him back! :D

  5. Thank you for the tour of Dublin, Mimi. Looks like so much fun (minus the littering). Hope you had a great time!

  6. What a fun series of photos. Too bad about the deleted image but if it was only deleted from Blogger, couldn't you upload it again?

    1. Hilary, unfortunately I deleted it from the computer as soon as I uploaded it...but then deleted it from blogger as I was tweaking the post! Lesson learned!

  7. I hate it when people don't put trash in the trash can. Seriously, sometimes they're standing not three feet away from one. We used to have a green phone just like that one!

  8. Am I crazy? Or do I recall a very festive St. Paddy's Day post here last year :).YES, blogger needs an undo button like Word!

    Thank you so much for sweet welcome back (((((((((((())))))))))!

  9. An undo button on Blogger would be good and safer for people like me, who tend to make lots of mistakes.Thats why I never risk changing my blog!

    I hate the way people throw down rubbish & I often pick up cans for recycling. People must think I'm mad!

    Have a Happy, Blessed Easter, Mimi.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May