my boyfriend D celebrates his birthday today (he's 31!!!)... awwwwwwwww!!! i organised a birthday surprise for him this weekend.... we went on a roadtrip to Co. Antrim to see the Giants Causeway!!! we drove all the way up the northeastern coast along the scenic route to the north coast of Ireland (A to B on map)... it was soooo beautiful:) we stopped along the way for a picnic (which i had packed without him knowing!) after veering off beaten track & realising we were on the the opposite site of a peninsula to where we were meant to be!!!
we also took a trip out to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge... ohhh scary!!! i have to say my heart was in my mouth walking across it - and we had beautiful calm weather - i don't know how the fishermen did it years ago in stormy weather & high winds!!!
The Giants Causeway was fantastic:) i am embarassed to say that i have never been to it before & i only grew up a few hours down the road!!! but i am so glad we went this weekend - the weather was great, the sea was calm & the view was amazing:)
we stayed in a hotel in Coleraine (C on the map) - it was pretty basic but within my price range so that was cool. we had dinner in the restaurant saturday night (YUMMY - i had bell peppers stuffed with chilli veg & garlic fries!!) and we sat up at the bar and drank the night away... it was SO much fun:)
after a yum greasy brekkie (potato bread really is a northern thing!) we set off again. we headed south towards Dublin and home... but not before we stopped in the Banbridge discount outlet for a bit of sunday shopping... who let me loose with my credit card in the Vans shop?!?!?! WOW it was a treat:)