Monthly Archives: July 2008

overheard at the manor

I’ve now worked three shifts at the reception desk at the posh hotel down the road, and my job has been to…sit at the reception desk. For long periods of time. Doing not much. Occasionally people check in, and I … Continue reading

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News From Home, Part 2

Another mystery post-card arrived in the mail: Dear Aasa, Cousin Billy is so excited. He finally got the outhouse re-shingled. Your Uncle Woody liked it better before. Said he could get two jobs done at once. I’m not sure he … Continue reading

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Working for the weekend.

I’ve had a lovely job since I got here in mid-June. I live and work here, Narly Oak Bed and Breakfast, owned and operated by Tamara’s parents, Tom and Mollie. Tom is an ex-Major in the British army, who insists … Continue reading

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Ithaca

We went to the Giant’s Causeway, land of funny rocks, to the Bushmills Distillery, oldest distillery of all time, and to Belfast, where a guy named Walter gave us a black cab tour of the city, and showed us a … Continue reading

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the lounge is full of farmers for the 7:30 draw

Since I got overseas I’ve been listening to a lot of songs about Canada for some reason. For my ex-pat friends (and anyone else that might be vaguely interested), here’s my current playlist.  Suggestions welcome! Songs for Occasionally Homesick Canadians … Continue reading

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Galway Girl

Apparently I’m trying to draw the Ireland blogging out as long as possible, because it’s been two weeks since I got back now. On with it! In Galway, we lounged. Mike is a genius packer who not only fit ipod … Continue reading

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