No Ordinary Sunday


Stan and I had the beach to ourselves very early this morning when the tide was out and all was calm.

However, it was like the sea was full of anticipation for the flood of sporting energy and passion that is just waiting to flood this special Sunday afternoon.

My beloved Waterford are playing Tipperary in the Munster Hurling Final in Semple Stadium in Thurles ~ throw in at 4pm ~ and the ‘boys’ have headed off with the mandatory sandwiches and bananas. Only problem is that hubby is mad Tipperary and son (like me)  is Waterford to the core and both are lunatics when it comes to supporting their teams. At least, one of them will be happy when they return! Let’s hope it’s the younger lemon!

Looking out for Waterford!
Looking out for Waterford!

Meanwhile, there’s the mega matter of the Wimbledon Final that’s almost upon us. My heart is skipping beats already and hoping, hoping, hoping that the brilliance of Roger Federer will shine through with all his grace, glory and greatness.


Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

22 thoughts on “No Ordinary Sunday”

  1. I just love seeing pictures of Stan..he is a lover of the sea too..I love the way he looks out to the sea and wonder what is going through his mind. Perhaps he’s taking his own fantasy trips. He’s such a good companion to have…

    1. Hi Joni, I’m glad you like the pics of Stan. I sometimes wonder if sharing them is like sharing holiday photos!
      My guess is that he’s thinking birds as he spends his time chasing them and doesn’t seem to have cottoned on to the fact that they can fly and he can’t. .

    1. Thanks Andrea. We certainly enjoyed the day, especially hubby who got the result he wanted. Son and I are licking our wounds but Waterford lives to fight another day.

    1. Hi, thanks for writing. Yes, Clare (Mermaid) and I live very close to each other.The game was great but wrong result for us. Hubby is delighted though as his county won.
      Stan is preening himself at your compliment!

  2. Nought out of two then Jean 😦 Strange how Sunday has always been the big sport day in Ireland. In England Sunday was a desperately boring ‘family’ day until the late 70s after the excitement of Saturday.

  3. Hi Jean,

    I just love watching dogs play in the water! They are in their element. We see lots of dogs when we are out kayaking, either on the shore or in boats. They all look to be having the time of their life!
    I can’t help but smile when I see them.


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