Barryscourt Castle, a lovely castle situated just ten minutes from my home but this was only my second venture there, shameful I know and worse still I haven't even been inside. That'll all have to wait though as it appears they're doing renovations on it at the moment. The great thing is though, unlike other castles around Ireland this one and it's grounds are free to visit so a big hurray for thrifty family outings!
My little toddler absolutely loved the grounds, the last time we visited he was just a little baby and was perched in mine and his daddy's arms the whole time, this time though we couldn't even get a grasp on him, he was gone like the wind the moment we set him down. He was running between and underneath the apple and pear trees having a grand ole time and enjoying every second of it. Watching him run around I just had to think where the hell does he get all his energy from? I wish he'd be nice and share some of it with me, God knows I need it (I couldn't even wake up this morning I was so tired!). He delighted the passerby American tourists who thought he was just adorable and I was questioned by one lady about his name, age and where he got his curly hair from, funny how my child always leads to people sparking up conversations and question sessions with me now, he seems to be a great talking point!
It really was an unbelievably hot day and the more my little dude ran around the redder his face got, I'm sure he was even breaking out in a sweat at one stage but he would just not stop running. Finally though he settled on the grass, only for a spot of baby yoga of course. It always amazes me when fellow bloggers and the marvelous people of Instagram are able to get their little darlings sitting down or standing still for wonderful looking photos, my child is a moving target, it's incredibly hard to get a decent photo of him but I think the slightly blurry, out of focus shots capture his spirit quite well, he's a whirlwind which shall never be tamed.