Went to Bushmills Distillery for our tour today and it was very good, especially the drink at the end. Other half and I had 12year old Bushmills single malt but since I had the car ( don't get me started) I had to give the lion's share to him in the end. Bah.
I had a portion of Irish Stew and wheaten bread for lunch-it was fabulous. Teenager also munched through a bowl.
Since the weather is dire we decided to look at Coleraine. We parked in the centre and wondered around the shops. We had a look in a little shop called Solstice. It sells angel stuff and crystals, and the like. It was an interesting little place. It was busy selling.... wait for it.... tongue bars ( don't ask- too revolting). I bought a bracelet made of Howlite. It is a crystal energy bracelet to 'help to control strong emotions and restore a sense of calm'. It is a lovely turquoise colour. Hope it works.
We looked for a restaurant called Yoko's in Coleraine but it escaped us. Quite a few people recommend it locally. We will find it another time I am sure.
Tomorrow my friend Ann is going to take us round Derry, as it seems to be known round here,or Londonderry on the map. It is a walled city. I met Ann at Lancaster Uni and I know she will be a fund of knowledge. She also has a great sense of humour ( and is amazingly well read- puts me to shame). I am really looking forward to it.