08 January 2012

Clive and Murray visit the Chester Beatty Library to see China - Through the Lens of John Thomson ....

Clive and Murray went into town today to visit the Chester Beatty Library ....

Murray's Mom had read about the exhibition - China - Through the Lens of John Thomson (1868-1872) that is currently on display there so she explained to Murray a little about it and they went in to see the photos.

Murray is fascinated with travel and dates and places so it was a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

We want to thank the incredibly friendly and kind staff at the Chester Beatty Library who made the visit all the more special.  It is always lovely to feel so welcome and Clive and Murray really enjoyed all the attention and answering the questions asked from visitors at the Library.  It is fantastic to see Murray's confidence now in responding to people and his pride in talking about Clive.

After visiting the exhibition we took our time walking around Dublin Castle - which was like a little oasis in the middle of a busy city on a Sunday afternoon.

The boys spotted the sentry boxes as we were leaving Dublin Castle and couldn't resist standing in them ....

 In fact, Clive didn't want to leave his box at all ....

Murray and Clive experienced something new today and really enjoyed it ....

A good Sunday ....

- Clive & Co


  1. Sounds like a great day out! Will Murray want to go to China now?!
    Thanks for comment on mine and info on photo collages! I did eventually experimentwith Picasso but find my collages end up much smaller than yours! That may be down to my template though?!

    xx Jazzy

    1. Thankfully not yet! On a mission to visit Holland though to see some windmills! Thankfully a lot easier to get too!

      When you do up a collage and post it up on your page - it you scroll down through your template and change "S400" to S640" - it will enlarge your collage picture!

  2. Sure it was a great sunday!
    Glad you all enjoyed it a lot!
    Kisses and hugs

  3. That must have been very nice for Murray with his love of taking photos. We loved seeing Clive and Murray in the sentry boxes - they seemed to be perfect there.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  4. we love the last picture Clive. Cool collage
    Benny & Lily

  5. What a great outing,and wonderful pictures. I have missed you and am looking forward to catching up on your blog filled with adventures.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  6. That sounds like a fantastic Sunday afternoon to me! I bet the photographs were really interesting. It's so cool to see how much Murray has grown up in the few years we've been reading your blog. He's not the NSLM any more, he's quite big!


  7. Love the photo's of Murray and Clive standing in the Sentry Boxes :)

    It's always great to try something new and really enjoy it!

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

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    1. Val, many thanks for your very kind comments! Much appreciated!

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  10. How cool that you and Murray got to stand in the sentry boxes, Clive! What a fun Sunday!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. Love all your shots - especially the boys in the sentry boxes and the light over the castle.

  12. Lovely photographs of Dublin and I wish you would let me know what sort of vitamins you are taking for you sure make life interesting for Murray and Clive and do so much that I wonder how you manage it.

  13. Hello dear friends,

    Happy 2012 to all of you!!
    What a beautiful place to visit, and beautiful photos!!!! You had fun a lot!
    have a nice day.
    Woof, woof,


  14. We think that Murray and Clive are so lucky to get to go to all these cool places! We aren't allowed anywhere like this accept maybe PetSmart or Home Depot. Never any wonderful museums. So happy that Murray likes his Arizona shirt!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

    1. He absolutely adores it! Many thanks again!!