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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 25, 2022, 03:33:52 PM »
Thereís a few campsites around Lac díAnnecy, although not within walking distance of the town. My colleague stayed at one and said his kids had a ball. A holiday to Annecy is def on my list in a few years. Weíll try to do a day trip this year when in Chamonix.

Is the Vendee campsite at the coast?

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 25, 2022, 01:48:34 PM »
Would Annecy have more reliable weather in August generally speaking?
Would love to spend a week there it looks great.
Seafoid would know better but the times Iíve been there (only stayed once for one night) the summer weather has been glorious. It is my favourite town out of all the places Iíve ever been.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 24, 2022, 11:19:37 PM »
Had two wks of 25-30 degree sunshine last August, and five straight days of rain for our wedding back in July 2014.

On the passport Laoislad, the girl on the passport webchat told me that a child could travel with a birth cert to the UK, but wasnít specific about the airline.
Got our babyís passport on Saturday after a real stroke of luck. Ridiculous service for first time passports at the minute. Unrealistic delivery dates communicated to people, which just gets their backs up.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 21, 2022, 10:18:10 PM »
Rory goosed!

Not quite yet, course playing tough and reckon 5 under will be right in mix tomorrow. Plenty of opportunities on back nine and lots of shots being dropped by everyone, but he needs to start making a few putts.
At least Seamus Power is finishing well.

General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: May 19, 2022, 11:03:57 PM »
My memory must be hazy but I don't recall that great sense of euphoria that people are saying they're experienced at the time, especially from those who were in their teens then.

It was sceptical optimism. We'd already been through a few false dawns.
Iíve seen people comment more on how important it was in hindsight, not specifically that it was as emotional at the time. I got to vote on the very day I turned 18, so it was a big deal for me, but never dreamt that it wouldnít pass, so no big sense of victory at the time. If John Hume thought it was the right thing to do, then that was me sold.

General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: May 19, 2022, 07:04:46 AM »
Aw lads, some show this evening. Strabane even featured!
Whatever anyone thinks about the humour (and jeez but I couldnít stand the Claire character), the show has a real ability to tap into the emotions of the time.

That post got worse with every sentence.


Come on - it was good and had me in tears! Voted in the referendum on my 18th birthday - canít blame me for reminiscing.

General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: May 18, 2022, 10:40:48 PM »
Aw lads, some show this evening. Strabane even featured!
Whatever anyone thinks about the humour (and jeez but I couldnít stand the Claire character), the show has a real ability to tap into the emotions of the time.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 18, 2022, 02:51:08 PM »
France has loads of different tourist regions . They all have decent weather in the summer.
The less frequented regions have better value. Franche comte is close to the Swiss border and Geneva airport
Good link, thank you. We are off to Chamonix in July, definitely not a less Frequented area, but will look up Franche comte for next time. Chamonix weather not reliable as you know!

General discussion / Re: Recommend me a mobile phone
« on: May 11, 2022, 03:04:23 PM »
Iíve yet to work out how to store something in iCloud but not on phone. Instructions welcome please.

General discussion / Re: Mass
« on: May 05, 2022, 12:59:13 PM »
Eh? Strangely enough, the communion is for a child at an Irish language school! Money it is so.

Yes, thereís a family meal (wonít be a piss up) so I see it as a nice occasion to get family together. Will be followed two days later by my sonís baptism. Weíll be Catholicíd out by the end of the weekend!

General discussion / Re: Mass
« on: May 05, 2022, 10:36:40 AM »
A bit off topic - but do you have to buy presents for a first communion, or is money still ok? It is for my OHís godchild. Dress was about 80% of the cost of my wedding dress 🙈

General discussion / Re: Mass
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:21:31 PM »
I go to mass, but miss stretches at a time. I never feel bad coming out of mass. If the sermon gets too boring or the repetition annoys me, I just retreat into my own thoughts. I love a good choir, but not when they sing every response.

I think the Catholic Church is definitely missing a trick not having a separate childrenís Sunday School equivalent. Iíd also love a ďcrying chapelĒ as part of my local church.

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 04, 2022, 12:23:17 PM »

This isn't a council election.
I get that for now they can say we're ambivalent to the Union or UI. But at some point they need to pick because what we need to be doing is preparing for a UI in the next 10 years. That means decisions on health and infrastructure and Education etc will need to orientate towards Dublin and not London. So for now to a point, yes they can stay "neutral" if supporting the status quo is neutral. But long term they need to pick a horse.
I agree with this. Preparation is required for a future border poll, and Iím not going to vote for a party that wonít engage with the preparations. I said this to the candidate who called to my door (Eoin Tennyson in Upper Bann) - heíll get a third or fourth pref but not a first.

General discussion / Re: Tea
« on: May 04, 2022, 12:15:27 PM »
Controversial - but Iíve been drinking decaf tea for the past 2.5 years (two pregnancies and breastfeeding). I donít mind it at all but depends on the brand.
Decaf coffee is nicer though.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: April 30, 2022, 11:08:24 PM »
I love Nice and could happily spend a week wandering round the towns on the train line.

Currently trying to put together a trip to Biarritz and San SebastiŠn, which has been recommended. Maybe thatís something that would interest you?
Not sure if we are wise as weíll have a two year old and a seven month old, maybe this is the time to swallow it and do an easy package holiday.

Flew to Biarritiz and stayed at a campground ground, Le vieux  port at  Messanges,  traveled quite a bit with the hired car, took in Lourdes one day, another day headed towards San SebastiŠn. The only problem with that side of France it can be hit and miss with the weather, so with wee ones thatís not a bad thing..

Our child was 18 months at the timeÖ 20 years ago  :(
I know she (I think?) wonít remember it, but you obviously do!

We booked Bella Italia campsite at Pescheria at Lake Garda instead. One stop easier. Maybe Biarritz/Sam SebastiŠn next year.
Also going for two wks to Chamonix in July. Superb place and flights werenít ridiculous to Geneva as it isnít a popular summer destination for us folks on this island.

Agree that hire car costs are stupid.

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