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Hello every one!
I didn’t do entry last week because I had a
lazy weekend! We had a big week at the farms and it was raining. But I enjoyed
my weekend, I tried to cook different Irish recipe and it was good. I also read
a book, watched English movies and I did my Cultural report on the way of life
At work we did some building jobs and that’s things I like to do. We
build a wall that we fit to the shed to bloc the wind and ...
... br> here because I discover new things every week and I know I have a lot to
On Saturday, Louivic and I decided to meet each other in Dublin to pass
a night in the city and visit on Sunday. The first fourth youth hostels I
called were full for all weekend long, but I finally succeed to find a youth
hostel on my fifth call!
When we arrived at the youth hostel, we took a beer in the living room
and then a ...
... for a tour. We met with the tutor and CEO about the school and also met with a man from the Craft Council, which funds the school. After that I went back to the hotel to relax and try to rest up for the reception at the Craft Center but once I laid down I was down for the evening and decided to sit it out (it's optional). My head cold is trying to kick me in the face. We head back for Dublin in the morning and then fly home Sunday ...
... of churches, St Mary's Cathedral and what's known as the Black Abbey, a 12th century Dominican Friary it was back on the road.
Then on to Emo Court, one of Ireland's grand houses built in true 18th century Palladian splendour.
Following the local Earl selling it off in the 1930s, the Jesuits bought it as a noviciate for over 30 years. In 1969 it past into the hands of a Mr Chomley Dean ...
... The cat hung around all night sitting at the glass door near the dining room, looking in at us and crying! After much convincing from the cat crying she/he was rewarded with some scrap roast meat. AJ and CS have named the cat AUSSIE and wished JC and RC a long and happy life with their new pet cat.
It was enjoyable night and email address' were exchanged to ensure another 45 years did not pass without contact.
More family members for AJ's children to visit in Ireland!! ...