“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Those closing lines of my favourite poem, The Road not Taken by Robert Frost, often spring to mind when I make a small decision with serendipitous consequences. If I hadn’t stayed in bed for an extra hour this morning, I would never have met Honey – a canine visitor to Ireland. Here’s how it happened.
One of the things I love to do on Saturdays is buy the papers and decamp to my favourite local café to read them at leisure over coffee. Running late and knowing that I wouldn’t get a seat at my usual haunt, I drove instead to the Garden Cafe in Ashford, Co. Wicklow. Coffee and papers finished I decided to walk around the adjacent Mount Usher Gardens.
Half way round I met Eileen from New York who is in Ireland for a short holiday. She was lost and had mislaid her son and daughter-in-law. We chatted as we walked back to the exit together. She talked a little about her life and told me about the administrative hoops she had to jump through to enable her to bring her dog Honey to Ireland. Eileen let me take a photo of Honey (who was waiting patiently in the car) for the blog. Honey is nine years old and has transformed Eileen’s life in a very good way.
Meeting Eileen and Honey made my day.
7 responses to “♥ Honey; Transatlantic Tourist”
How lovely! Lovely photos and a lovely dog.
double take!! thought I was looking at Bella for a split second! Honey looks like a real Honey! More fab photos!
Thanks Ann, Honey was lovely just like Bella. I am not surprised you did a double take, they could be twins. B x
Meeting you, B, made Honey’s and my day, too! You’ve inspired me to start a blog of my own: “PerilsofEileen.com.” with a nod to the silent (I’m definitely not ) movie heroine, Pauline, that intrepid serial cliff-hanger.
Honey and I look forward to other travels, adventures, and even perils — as long as we’re rescued in the nick of time!
Dear Eileen – How lovely to hear from you. I am looking to forward to reading your blog but at the moment I cannot get into it, not sure what I am doing wrong I will try to work it out. That’s a lovely photograph of you and Honey and I hope that you have many more adventures. Bx
You need to use: “perilsofeileen.wordpress.com” to see my site. Please be my guest to see my initial post with another picture of me and Honey inserted by my lovely, clever daughter-in-law. More to follow!