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Manufacturing fun and frolics since 1996.

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The Mistake Factory

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Zesty

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Keep calm and smile

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Our two Austrian students are leaving early tomorrow morning.

I think they were quite impressed by our not asking about kangaroos and crocodiles back home.

They were quiet. Very quiet.
And polite. Very polite.
They kept calm, and smiled. And said “no thank you”.
A lot.

They must have been totally horrified at the amount of noise around the dinner table. And the eating with hands. And the talking while chewing. And the interrupting. And the chewing while interrupting.
They kept calm, and smiled.

They were very nice. We must have scared them. We must have.

Miriam very politely asked Mrs mememe2U for the recipe for the fish pie we had for dinner yesterday.
The dinner that I cooked.
How I gloated.

They are heading back tomorrow to a land of calm. And order. And speaking in turn. Not while eating. And polite kangaroos. And disciplined crocodiles.

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I was too busy for photographs.
I was on the little red and yellow dot below.
With Mrs mememe2U. Paddling away.

I was surprised at the speed we reached when I inadvertently mentioned to her that orcas are sometimes spotted in this area.

* Nana did. Thanks Nana!

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The photograph I did not take*

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The communion

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Insert coin

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This is our traditional stop on the Shannon, the half way point during the odyssey to Nana’s.
We usually have a sandwich, a bag of crisps, we throw a few stones in the river, and then we have a quick game of Pacman.
I invented that one about 5 years ago, and they still request it every time we time in Tarmonbarry.
The rules are pretty simple. They can run on the yellow lines only. They cannot jump from one segment to another. Once they have started a segment, they cannot backtrack.
And I chase them while imitating the pacman sound.
They have three lives each.
They don’t tire of it.
I pretend not to tire of it either.

Xbox 1 eat your heart out.

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Bridget, who only yesterday evening was boring Carmel to death with her unending tales of arthritic woes, found the 5th gear without delay when she spotted the Dart pulling into the station.

That’s the thing with the Dart, you never know for sure when you’ll see the next one.

As the saying goes, “a Dart in the station is worth twelve in the shaggin timetable”

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Granny dash

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