What a very special St Patricks Day we had on Monday!
In years gone past the kids and I did very little on this day. We would watch from the kitchen window for the boats to gather marking the beginning of the sea parade. Then we would wander down to the village to watch the land parade before heading back home again. But this year was different, there was so much more...
Garry invited Benny to march with him and the rest of the Courtmacsherry Harbour Lifeboat crew in not one, but two parades!!
I made Benny a 'Courtmacsherry Lifeboat' badge out of felt and sewed it onto one of his smart jumpers. Garry gave him an official RNLI tie (that was so long on him we had to tuck it up several times), I bought him a new white shirt and he wore his school trousers and shoes and of course his felt RNLI pager. He really looked the part and was so, so proud.
We finished up and the lads got their gear on and we joined the parade just in time.
Then Garry and Benny left us to march for the 2nd time...
But our day didn't end there, we went along with lots of other families to the local pub and the kids ran around while we had a few drinks. Then we bought chips from the van and ate them wandering along the road back to the hotel.