Because the weather turned tumultuous, we decided to stay in yesterday and simply watch the sea. At one point, Bill went out to the grocery store to pick up more supplies– toilet paper, eggs, bacon, and some laundry detergent. The cottage has a washer and dryer, so we were able to do a load of laundry.
I watched a little Irish TV and found a channel called Forces, which was airing military themed shows. I was a bit surprised when Hogan’s Heroes came on. That show aired before I was born and I never got into the reruns. I have to admit, it was a bit weird to see it yesterday in Ireland, especially since the premise of the show seemed so ridiculous. It reminded me of a war themed Gilligan’s Island.
For those who don’t know, Hogan’s Heroes is basically about a bunch of allied forces who were being held in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. The Germans in charge were portrayed as buffoons and the “prisoners” easily got around all of the trappings of prison life. Basically, they were running an underground operation to help Americans at other bases fight the Nazis.
After a couple of episodes of Hogan’s Heroes, I turned off the TV… but not before running across a channel where women were being really boring. I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of what I was seeing was actually British television, which reminded me too much of American TV minus Dr. Phil.
Bill and I spent most of the day sitting around, enjoying each other’s company, listening to music, and watching the waves. I gave some thought to getting dressed and visiting the pub next door, but decided against it when I got a load of the weather.
I’m not sure what we’ll do today. It’s our last full day in the Sligo area, but it’s cold and stormy this morning. We even had a little bit of snow last night. It may be just another leisurely day for us, by the wood stove fire as we watch the surf. It changes so much by the minute it’s a show in and of itself.
If there’s one thing I do know, it’s that we’ll have to come back to Ireland again… perhaps at a time of year when there’s more sunlight and warm breezes. Here are photos I captured during our lazy day.
There was a little snow last night.
2 thoughts on “Celebrating 14 years in Ireland! Part ten”
How perfectly lovely to spend a day watching the ocean from Ireland.I've seen a few reruns of hogan's Heroes. I had a cousin on my mom's side who watched them, and when we stayed with them, we saw the reruns, too. I find it mildly offensive in making humor of WWII, if somewhat benignly and tastefully, but WWII really wasn't anything abut which to joke in my opinion, though I'm not sure I have a right to a opinion about it.
Hogan's Heroes was a weird show. It would never work today.