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July 20, 2005

you love my holiday snaps

well now, well now!
i'm having a 'dead on' time at home, compounded by the presence of lovely fleur, who is making me appreciate my town all the more, especially its proximity to the sea. having said that, a giant, ice cream-y pool of vomit on the pavement earlier did rather generate the impression that god had, in fact, spat on bangor. nevertheless, all is well, and we've just got back from a trip to dublin which was awesome. the story, in pictures…

happening upon this bizarre pig outside culchieland dublin airport did contribute to a feeling of general uncanniness which compounded bus-related sickness to produce some general nausea within my slush puppy-filled belly, which was not aided by the presence of 'full house' magazine (this week's headline something along the lines of 'my son raped me with decapitated dog whilst i lay in wheelchair'):

arriving in dublin, we went straight to our hotel (right on o'connelly street, a few minutes from the ridiculous 'millennium spire') and dumped our bags to take a lovely walk around temple bar and grafton street. returning much later (and after a GAA match) the streets were a bit rowdy, to say the least, but we couldn't find anywhere to eat except burger king, which gave us the opportunity for yet more comedy nausea:

we particularly enjoyed the view from the 'lounge' of our hotel, which looked out onto some particularly plaintive road-digging:

all was well though, and we took another good stroll around on monday, checking out the liffey (note pesky millennium spire getting in between us)

we visited leopardstown race track on monday before returning in time for an awesome meal and an irish coffee just before we headed for home!

today, a trip to bangor (which was utterly full of funfair tat) gave us the opportunity for some extreme modelling in front of a small selection of the town's ludicrous architecture…

now, this being ireland, the two major themes of the last week have been rocks and sea, and sometimes rocks and sea both at once…

the miracle of digital photography means that these pictures, presented for your delectation, were taken a couple of hours ago, at the sea (and rocks) in the near-dark…we were especially excited to see a wee seal popping his head out of the water – apparently there are dolphins nearby but i missed them…next time!

okay, so i know that was just like looking at my holiday snaps, but i won't be able to do this for a while…

dissertation

…in other news, i've applied for a job as an entertainer in a rabbit costume.


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