It's time for another Animal Adventure, featuring our heroine, Baa the goat! We went off to Dublin this trip, back in March.
We flew from Heathrow, so here is the obligatory photo with the giant Harrods teddy.
And hanging around with a teddy pretending to be a bunny.
I couldn't find her for a few minutes - and then discovered her hanging around with the sheep in Hamleys.
She wanted to play in the soft play area, but it was shut. So instead she climbed on the netting, ignoring the sign. Naughty Baa!
We had to walk a fair distance to get to our gate. Baa was impressed that we went over a bridge across the road, without leaving the airport.
There's our plane!
Looking out the plane window. It was raining.
The meeting was held at Croke Park in Dublin, in the corporate boxes. It was a good view down onto the pitch.
Baa kept climbing on things - here she is on top of my hot chocolate cup!
And nibbling on the flowers in the hotel room.
No Baa! Not on top of the tv! You'll hurt yourself!
She thought the coffee machine was a shower, just her size. Luckily I didn't use it, otherwise she might have wound up smelling of coffee all day.
At least climbing on the pillows means that she has a soft place to land if she falls.
Here's the view of the Croke Park stands, right next to houses. I'll bet it gets really noisy on match days.
Baa was very interested in the biodiversity meeting. She thought she'd fit right in.
Climbing on the seats to listen to the presentations at the plenary meeting.
We had some excellent music as the entertainment for the conference dinner.
And examples of Irish dancing, done on tables! (They were very strong tables, which is good, because they didn't half get clattered on!)
Baa was a bit annoyed that they were allowed dance on the table when she wasn't.
So I let her on the table to admire the table decoration. She tried to eat it.
But I managed to distract her with the deserts. She really liked the chocolate teacup! (So did I - it was yummy)
The main room where everyone in the meeting met up for presentations had a great view of the streets of Dublin.
And Croke Park had a great pile of cookies at morning and afternoon coffee breaks. It got a bit warm though, so they all stuck together.
On the plane on our way home.
Checking out the in-flight menu!
It was a bit strange, being in Ireland for a conference. But it did mean that I could catch up with an old school friend, and have dinner with my Dad, as well as do the normal conference things. Win all round!