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.

6 comments:

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

Crystal Jigsaw 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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