Monthly Archives: July 2013

The ultimate Irish joke

No it’s not limerick time. It’s the trip that we did today to the Giant’s Causeway in northern Ireland. After being told that this  the fourth natural wonder of the United Kingdom, we were looking forward to seeing the amazing … Continue reading

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Gaol an important historic monument

We had an important lesson in Irish history  today visiting the Kilmainham Gaol which is now a museum. The Gaol played an important part in Irish history, as many leaders of Irish rebellions were imprisoned and some executed in the … Continue reading

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33.3, or so it goes.

Ok, so you wonder what the heading is about? Well, according to my husband, who has totally embraced his Irish heritage and is now even speaking in brogue, informs me that approximately ‘tirty tree and a turd’ of the Irish … Continue reading

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‘Tunda’ over the Emerald Isle

Ahhh, Tipperary water.  “T’is the sweetest water in all of Oireland,” says the other half in his best Oirish accent when we walked into our hotel room today. If you haven’t guessed, we are in Dublin and have already experienced … Continue reading

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When Irish eyes …

Just a quick update without photos.  The past few days have been both work and play related.  We have been catching up on client projects and in between, have had some excellent nights at beautiful restaurants, as well as giving … Continue reading

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Finding coffee

While the cricket has been less than ordinary, so has the discovery of coffee . However, big plus today when we stumbled on Sacred Coffee  established by two New Zealanders! What a surprise. Big thanks to husband who spotted the La … Continue reading

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London and cricket

Having survived the Italian Autostrade and the small roads in Cinque Terre, it was time to survive the rigors of the English cricket fraternity as we battle out The Ashes series. Our first commitment has been the Lord’s Test and … Continue reading

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Goodby Venice, hello London

We left Venice yesterday, and it was tough to go.  Beautiful city, amazing sights and a visit we’ll always remember.  This was the highlight so far. Despite some concerns of how we would manage our baggage in the water taxi, … Continue reading

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So many people, so many laneways

Wow, Venice is a busy little city – only 50,000 residents yet 1 million tourists pour into the city each month during summer.  Nowhere was it more evident than today when we made our way to the Rialto Bridge which is … Continue reading

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Gondolas and glass blowing

Today was a day on the water firstly for the gondola ride around some of the canals near San Marco where we are staying. We also ventured out onto the Grand Canal. The photos are typically what we would all … Continue reading

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