Afterwards, Branden and I headed up to the University to go to the gallery and cafe for lunch. The cafe was fabulous and I was actually surprised at how reasonable the prices were for Cork! Going out to eat is ridiculously expensive here so I was shocked at what all we got for just under 9 euros a meal. I had a seared tuna salad with roasted red peppers, hard boiled egg, green beans, roast potatoes, and a tomato dressing. Branden got a teriyaki duck salad with candied pecans, roast peppers, red onion, papaya, and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. It was amazing and we were able to sit outside and bask in the sun. We have received birthday money so this little splurge was such a wonderful treat!
Tomorrow we are going to Waterford to see the cathedral, town, and museum. Technically Branden will be using the trip for study purposes but we've also been wanting to go so it will be fun for his birthday. We have reservations for dinner in town and are really looking forward to the day. The weather is also supposed to be just as nice so we couldn't ask for anything better!
I mentioned in my last post about getting ice cream in the park. We took a photo of the two of us with our cones but it's a little wonky...Branden's eyes are closed and I look like I'm wearing a lovely steeple hat.
I've also had the crafting bug lately and made a couple of needle felted rings yesterday. The beads are sewn on.
The band is needle felted so it's a little stretchy and comfy.
I am slightly nervous that I look like a British sympathizer with this one but oh well, it's cute!
For a first time at making rings, I think I did fairly well. Wearing felted things isn't typically my style but I actually think I like these...I've been wearing the first one all day! I also made a needle felted elephant toy for my girlfriend's daughter who recently turned 2. It turned out pretty cute and it actually didn't take me as long as I thought!
Some cheesy posing
Cute little fluffy tail
He was fun to make and I am quite happy with how he turned out. Well, we have a skype date with Branden's parents so I'm off for now. I am way behind in blog reads this week since the weather has been insanely nice and I've been trying to be part of it. Hopefully I'll catch up next week when temperatures are supposed to get back to normal. Have a wonderful weekend! We sure will with Branden's birthday celebrations!