Monday 22nd September 2014: 10.16am. First weekday of my week long vacation. Was woken at 7.50am by the postman, which I had been expecting which is why I went to bed early - besides I was surprisingly tired after we went to the donkey sanctuary yesterday (one of the largest in the British Isles is near us) and we saw a very large number of donkeys, all of whom seem to very much enjoy humans pawing them which surprised me given their origins. Spent the first three hours of this morning with Clara instead of my usual hour which seemed to please her. It's nice to not be in a rush ... Anyway tomorrow is doctor + dentist, wed onwards will be a day trip to Dingle which is directly as far west from here as you can go. Not exactly Barbados, but some people travel from all over the world to go to the Irish west coast, so a cheap day holiday.