Tuesday 6 December 2016

David Robbins: A landmark day as we make a splash in Killiney

Published 27/08/2011 | 05:00

It was the kind of day I always dreamed of when I gave up full-time working to become a stay-at-home dad. The sun was shining. The day lay before us like a present waiting to be opened. We had no appointments, no meetings, no calls on our time.

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There were things to be done in the house, and the garden needed attention too. But I reminded myself of JG Ballard, who brought up his family alone and vowed never to let himself become mired in domestic chores.

No, it was the open road for us, the joy of movement, the thrill of discovery and to hell with the dishes.

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