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Old 01-09-2005, 02:30 PM   #2
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Welcome Egeria!

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I checked out your new blog. Fun to read about your early knitting challenges! My biggest flop was a sock that I knit in such a tight guage that it looked like it had been felted! It would have made a decent slipper, actually, had I had the patience to make a second one! LOL

You live in Dublin! I have a lot of family, on Sheldon's side, in Ireland, mostly in Drogheda. We visited with them in 2002. I did experience a bit of Dublin, rather by accident....

We had just come back from England, and a bus from the ferry landed us in Dublin. But it was too late for the train to Drogheda, so the plan was to stay overnight in Dublin. There was some big event that weekend (sports related I think), and all of the hotels were BOOKED! It was after 11pm, and we were wandering the streets, going from one hotel to the next, and they all refused us! We couldn't reach any of our family by phone, and were left wandering the streets in a panic, for HOURS. We had completely resigned ourselves to sleeping in a public park, which we were looking for, when we saw a light on (this is after 1am) in an out-of-the-way Bed and Breakfast. Apparently, we had hit upon probably the ONLY bachelor-pad B&B on the planet. It appeared that the owners of the B&B were away, and that their sons were running it. Which meant that they were up after 1am! Woohoo! They took us in, and we couldn't have been happier. Who cares if the decor was getting sloppy? Who cares if there was a spot of blood on the toilet paper? Who cares if the orange juice at breakfast was sour? It was better than sleeping under a bush! The only real risk we took was that the alarm clock was set way off, and we nearly missed out train to Drogheda! But it all worked out. And we got to say we had an adventure in Dublin!

Next time I'm stuck without a hotel in Dublin, I'll look you up!!

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