Wednesday, 30 January 2008

In Dublin's fair city....

I have learnt the following:
- the distance between St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre and the hotel is ridiculously long when heavy bags are involved.

- Margaret hurt her back in Dublin Cathedral and went into Boots for some Deep Heat and "was amazed that it looked almost exactly like the one in Tunbridge!"

- nearly all of the tea place/coffee bar places employ Central Europeans.

- the local television station RTE shows episodes of "that silly show you like".

- Amelia wants to buy something green but not so green that it looks "too Irish".

- Guinness is not that nice.

- Dublin Zoo was a big disappointment.

- the statue of Molly Malone was surrounded by rubbish andhad "a can of coke in her basket".

- Grafton Street is "all muddly".

I have also learnt to ignore the phone every other time it rings. I still get the same amount of information but an hour or so apart instead of every twenty minutes.


Potty Mummy said...

No... EXACTLY like the one in Tunbridge? No leprechauns lurking in the shampoo, or soda-bread in the pharmacy? What a disappointment.

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Exactly like it! The checkout assistant even looked like she'd gone to Ramano's Hair and Beauty for a shampoo and set apparently - the same kiss curl that is Ramano's trademark.....Dublin is a bit of a disappointment for the Dynamic Duo (as David has started calling them) I'm afraid.

Omega Mum said...

Sounds gorgeous. Do read Ulysses while you're there - I'd love to know what it's about.

Mya said...

Perhaps the dynamic duo should have their own TV show for the older traveller. I'd watch it - if only for a laugh!

Mya x

Anonymous said...

Just catching up with blogs after having the bug. My sister lives just outside Dublin.

Crystal xx

Potty Mummy said...

Another comment, I know. I should get a life. But if you check out my latest post there's an award for you there. If you can fit that in between phone calls from Dubline, that is...

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