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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-08-02 13:54
Subject: Dublin day
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Mood:Happily exhausted
Back home, after a long Sunday.

We left home at 08:10.

At about 11:30, we were at krabbe and Sabine's house in Carpenterstown in Dublin, meeting young Sophia again, and Sophia's grandparents, over from Munich, also again. Having excellent cake and coffee for lunch. (One reason to move to Munich would be the tradition of making excellent cakes.)

At 13:30, we 4 (Sophia staying behind with her grandparents) were at mizkit and chefted's new home for the house warming, where we met lots of people, many existing friends, but also Catie's family. Excellent food was cooked by Ted, showing why his LJ handle is so deserved. We also met the young Henry for the first time (two babies in one day is unusual for us), and later on the pair of Japanese Bobtails that deign to let Ted and Catie share their house.

At about 20:00 (some two hours after the supposed end of the gathering), we departed Dublin District 9 (the view of Croke Park from their house led to that appellation). irishkate gave us a lift back up to the airport. This was greatly appreciated, though we worry somewhat that the extra mileage might have contributed to her car breaking down on the way back to the south coast.

And at 0:00, we were outside our house again, just under 16 hours after we had left.
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irishkate: depressed
User: irishkate
Date: 2010-08-02 13:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No - it wasn't really extra mileage as I just took the M50 back to the motorway instead of through the centre of Dublin so you can relax on that count.

It was a lovely day, lovely to see you and a disappointing ending with possibilities of new engines being needed and ending up in my mum's (empty cause she was waiting for me on south coast) house at midpoint to World's End. (another place you'll have to come visit sometime)

Glad I got you to the airport before it died though!!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-08-02 13:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We're glad too. And yes, the little extra up to the airport from the M50 is probably minor compared to the run all the way back down south.

Here's hoping the repairs don't cost too much.
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irishkate: bodhrán
User: irishkate
Date: 2010-08-02 13:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
there really needs to be a smilie for 'fingers crossed'

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