The weather was so lovely this morning that I went for an early walk around the city. Early being when the city is still asleep (or still waking up fully) and the only people out and about are the ones cleaning up after the weekend. I am not certain if every Monday morning offers the same sights, but this particular Monday morning there was sidewalk cleaning, awning rinsing, and glass sweeping. It was as if the weekend’s fun was being washed up for a clean slate and a new week.
Until about eight o’clock the streets were fairly empty. But as the Shandon Bells clock hit eight and 12, the roads began having more people and more traffic. I did a little grocery shopping while out. A word to the wise: Tesco is empty at 8:00 a.m. They have a fairly priced grated cheese perfect for making my alfredo sauce.
Since it was the first day of school for the smallies of Cork City, 8:30 a.m. looked quite crowded in a fun excitement of Autumn way.