Langton House Hotel
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So today I went for a walk to explore Waterford on foot. It was pretty easy because there isn't much to see on a Sunday. It would appear Ireland is one of those quaint places that honours the old tradition of Sunday being a rest day. The first place I came across was Waterford Crystal. The company was first started in 1783. The owners set up camp in Waterford because Ireland had no tax on luxury items at the time. A tax was introduced in ...
... Apparently it's heavier and it made with lead, this is what gives crystal is characteristic sparkle. Just like at the Belleek pottery, each piece at Waterford is hand blown and cut. The cutters have to have a five year apprenticeship as well as two years of art school before being able to independently cut the crystal. Some of the pieces were just spectacular. Mom said she might buy some nice glasses as ...
... but like every other day, forecasts are not always accurate. We started with sun, then clouds, then misty rain. Clouds again, then sun ...
So far Marts and I have ticked off:
London black cab
London red double decker bus
London Eye - Marts
D-day beaches - but are planning to go back
Ring of Kenny - but are planning to go back
... second wall. The other Michael would then fill the straight in, and in the afternoon handed over to David. The corners took just as long as it did for the straight to be filled in. Had to check that it was level, and the mortar needed constant water added to it, as the sun was so strong. It was a productive day though, and the others managed to get the first floor done and start to add the cladding. The brickwork on the first wall was back filled with concrete to ...