Thursday, May 13, 2010


Since my Irish Jigs blog is finished because we have left Ireland, you may be interested in reading my other blog:  "Goin' Bowling".  Just go to

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I just wanted to tell all my Irish friends thanks for being my friend and for putting up with me while I've been here, for allowing me to be a part of your lives, and helping me "learn" the Irish ways.  One day I was driving with one of my friends and decided to take a side street that was a short cut to where we were going.  She said, "Wow, Nene!  Now you're really driving Irish!"  :0)  It's been fun to be here and see all  the sights and make friends with so many people.  Thanks also to  my 4 US friends that I had lunch with every Thursday - not to mention the shopping side-trips and "movie days".  I would never have made it without you guys!

Thanks also to all of you who read my blog!  It's been nice to know there were others "sharing" this experience with me. 

Goodbye Ireland!  It's been a great experience that I will always remember. Maybe I can come back someday....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Irish Air Space is now open again!  Woo-Hoo!  When my husband called up the stairs to tell me this, I was sitting on my bed putting my makeup on.  I looked out the window and saw a big X in the sky from Air Force jets flying.  A sign.  :0)  Cross your fingers, say a prayer, and hope that it stays open.  We're ready to go home.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Our stuff has been shipped.  We're packed.  We're ready to go.  But there's this volcano spewing ash.  I got up at 5 this morning to check and make sure our flight was still a "go".  I guess things got worse during the night, because when I logged onto Delta, the flight was cancelled.  Come to find out, they have rescheduled us for TUESDAY!  Yikes. 
Okay, here's what we need.  We need someone for a sacrifice to the volcano.  Come on, I know there's someone out there who would love all the drama and attention of sacrificing themselves for this worthy cause.  Hey, we might even serve Orange Soda to all the onlookers.
Any takers?

Friday, April 16, 2010


Queen Victoria was the first royal monarch to live in Buckingham Palace when it was finished in 1837.
The guards do this walking thing every few minutes, but this is not the "changing of the guards".  That was taking place later that morning, but we didn't have time to wait for it.  Buckingham Palace is open to the public during August and September of every year, but that is all.