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Tralee

We’re still having a good time, and haven’t got seriously wet yet. We’ve seen rather more scenery than Julio cares for, and also been to a farm with loads of baby animals to pick up and cuddle. This morning we went to Tralee museum, which has a reconstruction of several Norman streets – complete with open sewer down the middle. Thankfully, they didn’t reconstruct the smell. Today we head off…

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We spent a day admiring Conemara, then the next day we weent down past the Burran, also called the Upside-down land. From a distance it looks like bare limestone, but when you get up close you can see that it’s full of cracks, with plants growing in them – so the plants are beneath the rock – upside down, see? We found several naturally bonsai-ed trees, and an orchid. Then…

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Dublin

The journey wasn’t too bad. The flight to Tenerife was delayed half an hour, which was enough to make me nervous about the connection. But as it happened, the very moment we got to the baggage reclaim belt, our suitcases landed in front of us, so we checked in and got to the gate with 10 minutes to spare. And then the flight was about 90 minutes late. Ah well,…

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Oh no!

I often find it difficult to sleep just before a trip. My brain spins with worries that I’ll forget something important. I woke at 5 am and realised that I hadn’t checked our passports. Since I wasn’t going to sleep with that hanging over me, I got up and took them out. Mine expires in 2011. Carlos’s expires in 2012. And Julio’s expired in November 2006. I stared at it,…

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Mad busy

I should have organised our family holiday ages ago, but I’ve been too busy. Meanwhile, my husband went and booked the time off work. Panic stations! So we fly off to Dublin on Wednesday, to take advantage of the cheap Ryan Air flight from Tenerife. And practically all I’ve done for the last two days is make bookings. Flight from La Palma to Tenerife Flight from Tenerife to Dublin B&B…

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Franceses again

My friends in Franceses needed some help translating at the Town Hall, so today we went. On the way there we saw this practice rescue. At least I assume it was a practice because that’s the coastguard cutter. I left Julio with Helen while Theresa drove me to the Town Hall. There we established that a) the official permission for them to build steps to the house entrance isn’t ready…

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