Monthly Archives: June 2008

Rule 4: Stop to Chat

It is very hard to keep up with three boys on bikes, when all three of those boys also play NCAA Division 1-level hockey. They are in shape. I am not. We rented bikes in Killarney, from the fastest-talking Russian … Continue reading

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News from home

I’d like to thank profusely the person who sent me the Saskatchewan postcard I received today: Dear Aasa – We all hope your having fun at your fancy hotel “bed and brekfast”. Cousin Alice is back ‘in the family way’. … Continue reading

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I’m sure it’ll turn up…

We all kissed the Blarney Stone. We all pretty much said we weren’t going to kiss the Blarney Stone, but once we got to the top of Blarney Castle, and were inadvertantly standing in the line to kiss it, we … Continue reading

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a Squidget is born

Dublin had redeeming qualities other than the Guinness brewery. One was Sam, the Aussie who worked at the desk at the Bunkhouse Hostel, who led us bravely to the Temple Bar district each night. Also a plus was Booze2Go across … Continue reading

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Rocky start

Keeping with the theme of giving slogans to countries, here’s another one: Ireland: Hard On The Liver. Also, one Dustin will appreciate: Ireland: It’s Very Green Here. Dublin, unfortunately, was awful. It wasn’t Dublin’s fault. It started out with me … Continue reading

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Bath and Bristol

I’ve done a lot of lounging over the past two weeks. I’ve spent some time wandering around Bristol, then two days last week wandering around Bath, and am looking forward to being in Ireland tomorrow and having other people to … Continue reading

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Canadian to British dictionary

It was pointed out to me, shortly after arriving in England, that I say ‘awesome’ a lot. Also, ‘totally’. I’m not sure when I started talking like a teenage surfer, but I’m trying to replace these words in my vocabulary … Continue reading

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