Storm Brian ~ wet and wild

Rain stops play as Storm Brian sweeps across Ireland. At least it’s stopped me enjoying the fresh sea air to the degree that I may otherwise have done. To be fair, Dun Laoghaire isn’t getting anything like the worst of it but it’s quite bad enough. An umbrella is useless in this wind so we’ve mostly stayed in today but we were picked up and taken out for lunch to Cinnamon, a lively bistro-style restaurant in nearby Monkstown.


I’m annoyed with myself for forgetting to photograph lunch – a truly delicious warm goats cheese, walnut and apple salad with sweet potato fries. It was sooooo good! Over the years I’ve been to a fair few eateries in this area but this is probably my favourite. My kind of place!

The weather is a good excuse to chill out in front of the TV in the afternoon – something  I never get to do on a Saturday afternoon. I’m not complaining,; it’s been a nice excuse to do nothing.  Food and property programmes are the main offering so, curled up on the sofas, we watched a few in between dozing off!

It can be very tiring doing not much at all. An early night beckons!




  1. That Bistro looks the business, just my kind of place, too. We had a lovely out yesterday, to celebrate the 80th birthday of a friend, so we’ve been social, too, Eloise! Fortunately, as the place where it was held is right on the sea front, the rain held off, but the wind was quite strong.
    Margaret P


    • It was really nice and had a good atmosphere. Always more windy on the seafront. Apparently several people had to be rescued from Dun Laoghaire harbour due to the bad weather.


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