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by Sam Tue Jul 25th, 2006 at 06:32:16 PM EST

Last Saturday Colman and I arrived back from our holiday on a barge on the Grand Canal.  We were a bit confused being back on dry land...felt a bit  stunned really.  So proceeded to make a short list of places we might like to go on holiday in 2007.  After eliminating various destinations due to distance and realistic estimates of the time needed to visit those places properly we settled on Europe...yes, mainland Europe.

We've decided to find our way from Dublin to Istanbul and back by train (and ferry for that little hop between Dublin and Holyhead!) stopping in various towns and cities along the way.  We would probably be aiming to do this next May.

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Beannachtaí na Féile Padraig!

by Sam Fri Mar 17th, 2006 at 11:10:11 AM EST

It's March 17th and the day when the Irish traditionally get dressed in their best green outfits, wear bunches of shamrock on their lapels, head off to the local St. Patrick's Day parade and watch the best in tractors drag floats complete with Irish dancers down the main street of the town or city, come home and have a big dinner of bacon, cabbage and spuds followed possibly by green (lime) jelly and green (mint) ice-cream or green dyed cakes. That was then...

From the diaries...Happy St. Patty's Day...I just hoisted one in celebration! ~ whataboutbob
And go see Nosemonkey's appeal to your common sense and charity on this occasion.

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An open mind...

by Sam Wed Mar 1st, 2006 at 04:17:57 PM EST

The mind is like a parachute.  It's not effective until it has been opened. - Anonymous

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