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The Irish Summer…

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Titus’ previous owner was good to him.
Very good.

Tasty, even.

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Husky looking for a good home

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Very refreshing it was.
It’s good to peel oneself away from the LCD screen from time to time.
Very refreshing indeed.

Saved another $37.50 on Evian in a bottle

What a great little island we live on.

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Bit of a lunchtime walk

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A day when singlets were worn

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comfortably. Outdoors!

That’s it. We are now officially in  a heat wave situation.
Three days in a row.

A pint of stale Guinness with a chewed straw in it at 8.30am outside the Citizens Advice Bureau (if that’s the sort of advice they dispense, I wish I had known earlier… I shall be queuing there as soon as manage to extract myself for the Mistake Factory…) – this has to be the surest sign that we have been hit by a heat wave.

That and the smell of grilled meat emanating from prams.

 

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A day when shorts were worn

Walkers basking in the sun on the pier in Dun Laoghaire

comfortably!

A day when t-shirts were paraded.
Without pain!

A day when the GoosePimpleOMeter* recorded no positive hits on the pier! (Except perhaps for the Italian guy and the three Spanish girls who briefly unzipped their North Pole anoraks to reach for their wallet – but it doesn’t count).

A day when the thermometer hit a dizzying 23 degrees (Celsius!)
In the shade!!! (Met Eireann usually go by the temperature in the sunlight, under a looking glass, to con us into thinking that we live in a country with a near-Mediterranean climate, and no windchill)

Somehow I doubt that it will be enough to convince Mrs Raheny to pack away the winter duvet.

It’s going to be a sweat-fest for me tonight.

And it won’t be from the passion…

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Record temperatures in Dun Laoghaire today

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I believe that the temperature of the water in Dublin bay is currently* unsafe for human immersion.

And I achieved another day without immersion in the arctic water of Dublin bay.

Result!

* as well as 99.8% of the time

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Believe and achieve

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