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16-19 February 2009

11 °C

To my surprise the FlyBE plane with only 2 propellers manged to get airborne! Flying from Exeter over SW England it was amazing to still see banks of snow tucked up against fences on the higher ground. The immaculate patchwork of greens, russet and faded purple colours is so neatly stitched together by all the hedgerows as far as the eye can see.

Checked into Kilronan House, a plush B&B, but more like a hotel in a grand old house. Coffee and chocs on arrival, and a wonderful Irish breakfast with anything your heart desires! Explored the surroundings on the first day; St Stephens Green, beautiful gardens and ponds laid out 150 years ago, Grafton street which is closed to traffic, but alive with people and buskers.

I found O'Neills Pub in Suffolk street, where I wolfed down a hearty Irish stew and a half of Guiness [3 Euros just for the half...I don't know how anyone can afford to get drunk!]

Jumped on the Luas, a super modern electric tram service, to get to Balally where I checked in with my employers for the next 2 months.

Spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday trying to get mobile broadband to work on my laptop. Frantic emails to HP Support and to Tom, our computer man, in CT. Still no joy yet, very frustrating. Have to get it working otherwise our connections with the world will dry up!
Statue of Molly Malone

Statue of Molly Malone

Sandi arrives today YIPPEE. I hope she is still in one piece after months of stresses, packing up at home, then a long flight in 3 legs.

Posted by davidsandi 03:17 Archived in Ireland Comments (0)

FIRST STOP PORTSMOUTH, UK

7 °C

Arriving in the UK on Sunday I travelled past many fields still covered in a gentle blanket of snow. The sky was crystal blue and the air fresh; so different to the 34 deg heat that I left behind in Cape Town!
The adventure has begun...but it does not yet feel like adventure. Thoughts are full of trepidation about how the next few weeks will unfold. So far the Universe has given us faultless direction in the turmoil of the last few months of sorting out the Practice and packing up our home. We must trust that everything will fall into place [but it seems, alas, that it always happens at the last minute!] This is a real challenge for those of us who like to have everything under control.

Posted by davidsandi 08:16 Archived in England Comments (0)

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