19 December 2011

When Clive and Murray went to some Christmas Markets ...

Yesterday Clive and Murray went into Dun Laoghaire to visit the Christmas market there ....

They loved the live 'Crib' and especially meeting 'Laurence' - the friendliest donkey ever!
There was lots of interesting stalls ....
and lots of 'yummy' food!  Murray loved the 'bratwurst' .... (and Clive too!!)
They really enjoyed the atmosphere in Dun Laoghaire and meeting lots of friends.  There were puppy walkers there and lots of pet dogs enjoying the lovely winter sunshine.  Clive never had so many people stop to say 'hello' to him and Murray was brillant - talking to people and telling them all about 'my best friend Clive' ...

Later they went into the Christmas Market at the Dublin Docklands ....

There were more food stalls so Clive and Murray had to sample some more delicious 'bratwurst' ... (thank you Sorcha for these cool photos!!)
and the 'pommes frites' were just like they remembered them from Brussels.  So they had one cone of frites and then had to go back for a second one! They were that good!!
Murray and Clive enjoying their 'frites'
and Murray kept asking Sorcha to take photos of the cool lights ...
While his Mom got him of the coolest Christmas gifts ever ....

Murray was so excited when he saw the Santa's Pen stall at the market ....
He really loves this Dog House and the fact that he can move the 'dogs' around depending on who he thinks is 'in the dog house'.  He doesn't quite get that expression so we've had great fun trying to explain to him what it means!!

Yes, Tinkerbell is a 'dog' too!  They didn't have any little 'cats'.  But when we went back to collect the 'dogs' - we were given a special Christmas 'Cat' decoration for Tinkerbell.  Just in case, she was feeling a bit miffed at being represented as a dog!!

Many thanks to Santa's Pen for the lovely Christmas 'Cat' decoration!  Tinkerbell slept under the decoration, under the Christmas Tree last night (much to Murray's delight!)

Clive and Murray had a great time at the Christmas markets in Dun Laoghaire and the Dublin Docklands. They met so many friendly people - Christmas really puts everyone in good humour!

Now, it's back to school for another few days before the holidays really begin .....

- Clive & Murray


  1. The Dog house is brilliant. We were filling up on Dumplings down the road at the Noodle markets in People's park. Trying to relive a Sydney Christmas with outdoor noodles while you were doing the the Belgian thing xx

  2. Wow you guys go to the cooliest places. Ummmm droolies... I see u left a bratwurst bite for me. ummmm yummers. Excellent job Murray telling everyone about Clive. Nice work.

    PS- Murray those lights were cool thanks for snapping a shot

  3. Fabulous photos, both markets look amazing, especially the lights!
    I absolutely love the Santa's Pen thingies, hmmm maybe I'll manage to get one for next year with people, horsies, dogs and cats ;-)
    Enjoy the Christmas Countdown!

  4. Thanks for the great tour. We can't imagine any of you being in the "dog house."

  5. You have us drooling! What yummy food!
    You look so festive in your Santa hat, Clive!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. Wow sounds like you guys had quite the adventure. We don't know what bratwursts are, but they look like hot dogs to us, and even though we eat it even with the word 'dog' in it, we still really like em! they're delicious. Merry Christmas!

    lots of licks,
    Oakley and Swisher

  7. Oh Murray what a fun day.. Bet you had some yumme treats
    Benny & Lily

  8. I wish we had Christmas markets here! That Dog Pen is just about the cutest thing ever! I can see why Murray likes it, because we think it's awesome, too!

    Bunny and her mom

  9. .,ehmm looks you really enjoy going around the Christmas market there and the food too.

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  10. In the photograph of Tinkerbell and Clive under the Christmas tree, Clive looks like he is dreaming about what he is going to get for Christmas. I hope his dreams come through and everybody else's in the House of Clive.

  11. That looks like a lot of fun! Have a wonderful Christmas.