St Patricks Day - Visitors 8 9 10 11
Trip Start Aug 25, 2005
52Trip End Mar 31, 2007
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I hate St .Parick's day in Dublin - it's really awful, every knacker is out & there's always a very mean atmosphere plus every bloody street is blocked off for the parade from 3am the night before so if you have no interest in the parade want to go somewhere (like to Connolly Station to go to Sligo say!) you cannot. I am not joking the logistics are crap. The year we had no parade (or St Patricks festival as its now called) due to foot & mouth I was delighted.
So anyway I am always very bah humbug about it all but have to admit anytime I am abroad I have a good laugh - have been in Australia twice for it. So I was still all bah humbug on Friday & I was at work as normal while C
Very embarrassed the next day - I might add I only had about 2 Irish dancing lessons when I was 6 & don't actually remember how & was never very good but apparently I looked very convincing though! Danes were all standing around looking at me to see how it's done, oh my God thank God no one had a video recorder. And then I proceeded to do it all again (minus the Irish dancing) on Sat night & now I have no voice at all! Bizarrely no-one in work thinks I have the flu they telepathically seem to know its self induced. And you should have heard me on Friday in work saying how boring it was for Irish to get drunk on 17th March! So anyway it was a good laugh.
Egypt got cancelled as all unnecessary travel to muslim countries from Denmark was canned (cartoon controversy) so now we are going to Goa instead, whoo hoo
But the week it was cancelled was the worst week I've had in along time, work was crazy 12 hour days so I was exhausted. Mind you it still is 11 hour days but you get used to it. And I was trying to buy a laptop from dell.dk (so I can do support from home) but they don't take international credits cards! So that was another saga with trying to transfer money to them - the they lost the money for a week, b'tards. Then work gave me a phone but it seized up so I couldn't even turn it off to re set it! Let's see what else, then I shrunk a span new cardi (100eur worth) on 1st wash. That was the week leading into the weekend we were going to Dublin so then I was asked to cancel trip 10 mins b4 I left on the Friday but I said no, how the plane didn't crash I dunno, but then we discovered a leak under the floor in the house in Dublin, brilliant.
Anyway it all turned out ok but it's not week I'd like to repeat.