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Old Feb 7th 2020, 12:50 pm
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ate breakfast of cardboard and dried water.........
Isn't that a little harsh? I mean, I know the hotels often put the toast out the night before so that it would be ready (true story) but there was usually marmalade.
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"Main" summer holiday! We dreamed of a 'oliday! We arrived at Weston in t'middle of t'night in February, ate breakfast of cardboard and dried water.........
Most of our summer holidays consisted of a day trip here and there on the 2 weeks my dad took off work in July

We did go to the Isle of Man once when I was 9. The weather was surprisingly nice, was a good trip. Every now and then we'd have a week up the Antrim Coast where we could watch the rain from our car at the beach, but we only went up a few times. Friends of my parents did let us use a static caravan up there once or twice as well, which was nice. The rain makes a pleasant tapping sound on the roof
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Isn't that a little harsh? I mean, I know the hotels often put the toast out the night before so that it would be ready (true story) but there was usually marmalade.
Aye, tell it t'kids t'day and they'll not believe you!

Actually, my main childhood memories are more of shivering on the Shannon bank at Parteen.... skinning eels and panicking if my uncle caught a Salmon; the occasional trips to Kilkee on the rare daycent days when the polar bears were off the beach (the Limerick expression for the normal weather would be "pure baltic") and you would NOT go looking for the water unless you enjoyed hypothermia. Oh, and the occasional trip to Banna, which had one of the finest beaches in Europe but not much else and desperately needed global warming.....
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Most of our summer holidays consisted of a day trip here and there on the 2 weeks my dad took off work in July

We did go to the Isle of Man once when I was 9. The weather was surprisingly nice, was a good trip. Every now and then we'd have a week up the Antrim Coast where we could watch the rain from our car at the beach, but we only went up a few times. Friends of my parents did let us use a static caravan up there once or twice as well, which was nice. The rain makes a pleasant tapping sound on the roof
Ah, a fine soft day! When I went home, after finishing uni, I arrived on the 6th August and it stopped raining (temporarily) on the 2nd September. That's why Ireland is green! I remember my cousin from LA visiting and we drove out by Lough Gur on a fine day...... as we rounded a bend he exclaimed "Can someone pleeease turn the green filter down!", because we had a patchwork hill in front of us in more shades of green than really exist.....
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Every now and then we'd have a week up the Antrim Coast where we could watch the rain from our car at the beach...
Your family had a car?
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Ah, a fine soft day! When I went home, after finishing uni, I arrived on the 6th August and it stopped raining (temporarily) on the 2nd September. That's why Ireland is green! I remember my cousin from LA visiting and we drove out by Lough Gur on a fine day...... as we rounded a bend he exclaimed "Can someone pleeease turn the green filter down!", because we had a patchwork hill in front of us in more shades of green than really exist.....
It's very true, and it sounds like a cliche but when my wife first flew into Dublin on her first time out to visit me before I moved here, she was surprised at how green everything actually was. It might also be why I like the rain too, it reminds me of home
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Your family had a car?
They were in "de Nort", remember?

As I recall back in those days it was cheaper to buy a car than insurance - PMPA sold six-months car insurance ibecause nobody could pay for a year! No kidding, I remember it costing 4-500 Punt back in the late seventies for six months basic insurance on an Escort! I think it's still way more than UK prices now.
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It's very true, and it sounds like a cliche but when my wife first flew into Dublin on her first time out to visit me before I moved here, she was surprised at how green everything actually was. It might also be why I like the rain too, it reminds me of home
DUBLIN - full of West Brits an' Jackeens. Fly into Shannon and see the real rain, rayl Munshter rain! Then take a month of Sundays to get anywhere. Not because the roads are so bad, but why would ye ever want to rush? Go west, hit the coast, find a singin' pub and settle in for a seishun and a few piontaí beoir - sláinte is táinte!
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DUBLIN - full of West Brits an' Jackeens. Fly into Shannon and see the real rain, rayl Munshter rain! Then take a month of Sundays to get anywhere. Not because the roads are so bad, but why would ye ever want to rush? Go west, hit the coast, find a singin' pub and settle in for a seishun and a few piontaí beoir - sláinte is táinte!
I don't think any of the flights out of Chicago route through Shannon anymore, or ever did that I'm aware of.

Plus, when your final destination is sunny Carrickfergus, sure why wouldn't you rush? And anyway, my mum being by mum, there were sandwiches to be eaten. Lots of sandwiches.
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Isn't that a little harsh? I mean, I know the hotels often put the toast out the night before so that it would be ready (true story) but there was usually marmalade.
Some of the best breakfasts I've ever had were hotel breakfasts....

Mind you, so have some of the worst...
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Some of the best breakfasts I've ever had were hotel breakfasts....

Mind you, so have some of the worst...
Comfort Suites in Fresno - Sunday morning scrambled eggs with salsa and southwestern potatoes with unlimited helpings. Prize it out of my cold, dead after a massive heart attack, hands.
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You're making me hungry now, you ------!
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I made myself hungry.
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Can one of the galaxy brains in this thread tell me what kind of Brexit he did vote for then?

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Can one of the galaxy brains in this thread tell me what kind of Brexit he did vote for then?



The kind were we get to tell other countries how to run their borders and let people with a British passport through a special line just for them?

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My father was born in 1921 - pre-independence - so he held a British passport.

One time (pre-EU) we were coming back into the UK from a trip abroad, and the non-UK line was really long and slow.
There I was, waiting away, when suddenly a guy in plain clothes comes up, calls my name, pulls me out of the queue and tells me to follow him.
Things being as they were with the troubles, even a saint would be sweating - and I was certainly worried...... until I caught sight of my Da fair wetting himself by the immigration booth. He'd told one of the immigration guys that we had someone waiting for us outside - and could he please get me through passport control quicker..... knowing only too well what the result would be!

Choice words were spoken once I'd got through!!
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