Thursday, October 11, 2012

No Blarney, tea trip changes to Ireland

Afternoon tea awaits us at our Dublin hotel

Exciting week here at BTS.  Like my recent efforts on the home front, we revamped our blog to make it less cluttered, more contemporary and, yes, less pink.   We hope it’s more calming (like a good cup of tea) and more readable.  We started our blog in 2007 and it’s layout seemed as vintage as my not-so-smart phone.  Technology moves so quickly today, it’s not unusual to get nostalgic about life only five years ago. (Remember the “old days” when we didn't have Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest?)

So now we're looking forward and  our new look goes along with our new adventure. This week we leave for Ireland! A country of tea lovers – how can one go wrong?

Originally, we had booked a trip to China as I noted here a few times before. Our plans took a detour, however, when my brother (who we were going to stay with) was told by his company he would be ending his assignment earlier than anticipated. That lead to cancelled air fare money, (minus - ugh! - the  penalty fee) and time already taken off from all our collective 9:00 - 5:00's.
With little time to  plan, we made up a wish list with our remaining vacation dollars. Ireland was proposed, accepted and Expedia'd.  'Tis a wonderful thing!

Soon we'll be in Dublin, heading out on trips to view castles, cathedrals and crystal. Oh, and drinking lots of tea, to be sure.  Looking forward to sharing those stories with you along the way. We'll try to keep it brief, but we do plan to kiss the Blarney stone, so no promises!

Change can be a challenge. Sometimes it's necessary to keep up with the times and sometimes it's forced on you by factors beyond your control. I found an Irish saying on the Irish Central webpage that I think sums it up perfectly:

                                  Life is like a cup of tea, it's all in how you make it!               


Denver Tea Lady said...

So, when are you going? I'm jealous! Can't wait to hear about it. I understand about updating with technology only too well!

parTea lady said...

The trip to Ireland sounds great. I hope you'll share the tearooms you visit with us. My maternal grandfather was from Ireland, but I've never been there.