Ireland day 0678. Monday 07 August 2023- Oppenheimer
(Summary blog only. Last full blog was Day 0368).
First thing this morning, I needed to do a bit of tidying up of my email accounts. They seem to have been proliferating recently, so I needed to spend a few moments sorting them out. It will still need some more time behind the keyboard to finish the job, but I made good progress today. I’ll try and do more tomorrow. While I was fiddling around online, Val was busy doing the cooking. I also put my shoulder briefly to the domestic wheel to do a couple of loads of washing.
After lunch (we finished off the caponata) I went on a quick walk round Hanlon’s Lane, just to get a bit of fresh air after a morning spent on the computer. Then we dashed out to get the 102 to Swords. Our destination this afternoon was a matinee performance of the new blockbuster “Oppenheimer” at the Movies @ Swords cinema.
It was an epic but I have to say it had us both gripped from start to finish. OK some of the sections were a bit amateurish and over-acted, but the overall effect was enthralling. We sat motionless for the whole three hours. The lead role, of J Robert Oppenheimer, was played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy, and he must surely be in line for a “Best Actor” Oscar in next year’s Academy Awards. Overall, we both thought it was worth at least a 9 out of 10 and would highly recommend it.
We were emotionally drained by the time we got back to the flat, so are currently recovering with a beer and some delicious colcannon that Val has rustled up using the cabbage we bought from the market garden at Kilruddery on Friday. Perhaps we will go and see something a bit lighter next. “Barbie”, anyone?
Today’s photos (click to enlarge)
(No map today)