Saturday, November 28, 2015

What a Difference a Month Makes - by Magdalena Scott

Wow.

When I posted a blog here a month ago, I was preparing for my trip to Ireland. My first time to have a passport, my first time to try 10 (or 12, depending how you count it) days' travel with just carry-on luggage.

A month ago I hadn't seen first-hand the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, or almost fried my phone by taking way many videos out a tour bus window.

A month ago my black leather ballet flats and I were friends, but we have really, really bonded after strolling the streets of Dublin in pouring rain.

I look at some things differently, including vegetable soup, jet lag, and the word Guinness. (Yup, it's not just for world record books anymore.)

A month ago it wasn't quite Halloween, and next time I write a blog here, Christmas 2015 will be a memory.

I'm really glad that, after returning from Ireland, I ordered a pair of rubber Wellingtons. Although I could have used them on that rainy day in Dublin, and it seems like backward timing, the boots pictured above arrived with several days to spare. Look how tall they are. I have it on good authority (Beate Boeker's post 11-20-2015) that if I leave them outside my door on the evening of December 5th, Nikolaus/Santa Claus will stuff these with treats for me.

Assuming I've been a good girl, which I absolutely have.

You probably guessed I'd like to go back to Ireland, and give my new Wellies a proper breaking in. Crossing fingers that Nikolaus/Santa Claus stuffs them with Euros instead of with candy.

What do you think my chances are?

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USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott writes sweet romance with small town settings. Read her Ireland trip blog, check out her sweet romance author guests, connect via social media, sign up for her newsletter, and learn about her books on her website: www.magdalenascott.com

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12 comments:

  1. Love the wellies! Here's hoping Santa is listening. (Ireland is on my go-to wish list.)

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I hope he is too. Best of luck checking off your wish list!

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  2. Hope your boots are full on the 5th.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! I'll let you know how it works.

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  3. LOL - what a fun post! I'll keep my fingers crossed that they will be stuffed to the limit on the morning of Dec. 6th (let hubby know!). Usually, you'll find nuts and oranges and chocolate ... and CDs and books and ... hmm. You know. Haven't heard of cash yet, but who knows ;-) Great boots! Don't forget to polish them. That's supposed to help!

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    1. Thanks for crossing fingers with me, Beate! I guess it wouldn't be a total disaster if Nikolaus puts oranges and chocolates in them, since they don't smell very much like my feet - yet.

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  4. What a wonderful post, Magdalena! Ireland is on my bucket list! Here's to a boots full of whatever your heart wants the most! :)

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    1. What a great toast, Shanna! I bet you could use that on just about any occasion. ;)

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  5. Also have Ireland on the bucket list. Will definitely be putting my boots out and the kiddos' too. And love the boots!

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    1. Let's compare notes on Dec. 6, Jessica - re: contents of our boots. ;)

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  6. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip and have fond memories and new boots.

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