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Some days are longer than others.

Some days don’t really exist.

Some days are an eternity.

Some days blend into each other.

Some days are those last few, at the end of days.

 

 

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On the relativity of time

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The plan was to go to jail. With Finn. While Luca was at his Junior Plays rehearsal. And Mimi was performing in the Mill Theater with her musical theater group.
Way too much culture for the Finnzer and I. Prison would be a good escape, we thought.
So off we went to Kilmainham Gaol. Except that there was no way to get in. The place had been taken over by Spanish exchange students who all wanted to see where Patrick Pearse (he who built the railway station) was executed on 3 May 1916. Or get off with each other. More likely the second option, upon reflection.
So Finn and I (mostly I, upon reflection) opted to go to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA for the acronym lovers) for a gander.
See, no matter how hard you try to escape more refined pursuits, they catch up with you sooner of later.
As luck would have it, there was a pretty decent exhibition in the upper west wing.

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And then I offered to take him to a pub for a glass of Coca-cola and a bag of crisps. He willingly agreed.
Off we went to the Royal Oak, which unfortunately was closed. It would have been nice for him, for his first time in a pub, to go to a place not much bigger than his sitting room. I would have loved to take him there. The place where I used Euros for the first time, on 1 January 2002.

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So we went to the Hole in the Wall pub instead, at it was a short drive to Phoenix park. And he was almost as excited as his sister with is super sweet caffeinated drink and crisps, watching the end of the Newcastle/Arsenal match.

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Get out of jail free card

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… dust to dust.

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Ashes to ashes…

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Blowing the cobwebs, Wicklow style

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One of the main reasons for this French trip, this swim upstream back to the source, was the deadline of going to see my granny before she sinks further into the slowsands of dementia.

She did recognise me. Or rather she did recognise a version of me in her muddled past-cum-present.

Poor Brigitte. She is not in a good place. Physically, she is in as good a place as could be expected, given the circumstances.
But in her mind, she is in distress.

She catches glimpses of her current state.

She can feel herself sinking ever deeper.

And she cannot put it into words.

She cannot demand relief.

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Brigitte

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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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Breakfast of champions for Mimi, who’s made a decent dent in her stash of M&Ms before Mrs mememe2U and I came downstairs at 9 am.

She won it at her friend Saidhbhe’s birthday party.

Her guess of 109 M&Ms was the closest to the actual 117 total contained in the jar.
No better contestant than a sugary-shite addict to win the jackpot.

The problem is that she is just as accurate when it comes to identifying missing M&Ms from her loot.

She knows just how many Finn and I manage to knick during the only 30 second window of opportunity when she wasn’t jealously keeping an eye on the jar.

Let me tell you, you don’t want to mess with a junkie…

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M&M, elle aime!

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