Which means “the weather was wet and windy this morning”. In Gaelic. Which is what I would probably blog about over the next five days if (a) I could speak Gaelic, and (b) if I took my laptop with me. Now, nil Gaelige maith agam, which means my Irish is not very good (actually it’s non-existent without the internet) and my laptop will come with me but will solely be used for evening entertainment to watch the First Three Volumes of the French comedy series Kaamelot. So, yes, as you might have gathered blogging will vary from scarce to non-existent. Consider this a well earned sabbatical from the election stress. I’m off to spend Easter in the Emerald Isle.
Mel’s taken care of the details so I have no idea what awaits me though I strongly suspect that Connemara will feature on the planning given the French fixation with the region (they have Michel Sardou to thank for that). All I know is that tomorrow night (Wednesday) we sleep in Charleroi and leave early Thursday morning to Dublin. There we pick up a rental car and start a trek around some counties of the fair isle. The weather forecast is enough to make the bones shiver and the spine curl. An average of six degrees and wet wet wet. I don’t care, I’ve always dreamt of seeing the rolling hills, the cliffs, the lakes and the quiet beaches.
Being a coeliac, neither beer nor Guiness is on the agenda. I’ll report on the food to be had there… looking forward to sample any Irish variations on the Cote de Boeuf tune. Irish pub lunches and breakfasts should be a treat too. So, in short from Thursday to Monday afternoon this blog will be on a “blogging by chance” basis. If I do happen to come across an internet cafe while driving around the Irish countryside I’ll pop by and say hello.
Ta cupla focail Gaelige agam. Ta mo eadie fliuch. Ta se ag cuir baisteach. Beannachtai na Feile Padraig. Slàn agus beannacht leat. Gheobhaidh tu gach eolas san bhileog.
An dtuigeann tu?