Bhi an aimsir fliuch agus gaofar ar maidin

 

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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?

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9 responses to “Bhi an aimsir fliuch agus gaofar ar maidin

  1. Dan il-post b’liema lingwa miktub please?

    p.s. Fejnha l-link ghas-site tieghi?

  2. Last time I was there was in June 2004, actually on the centenary of Bloomsday. For art’s sake I had a full Irish breakfast with fried kidney and liver, puddings, rashers … a heart attack on a plate. If you can eat that I suggest you do it. It’s one of those things you have to do once in a lifetime. Just once.

  3. Ni thuigim. Nil’ an aimsir go maith inniu!

    Tá tart mór orm, ba mhaith liom beoir, cá bhfuil an teach pobail? Scileann fíon fírinne 😉

    Sláinte agus saol chugat, go n-éirí on bóthar leat.

    Eireann go Brach!

    J’ACCUSE COMMENT: Cheers Maltagirl. You seem to have grasped the net-irish too. 🙂 Sorry to hear about the weather. For beer or wine, any pub will be fine. I toast to your health too and hope that, in rising, the road does not strike thee too heavily. Ireland, not forever but for the next five days. Cheerio!

  4. @ Sandro:
    Language: Gaelic
    Link: You are not quoted in this post. Why should it link? Or do you mean on J’accuse in general? Ah. Then you will find that with all the others – in the box J’accuse’s Blogroll – click on J’accuse@bloglines and Sandro Vella blog is under Maltese Blogs heading. See?

  5. @ Sandro:
    Language: Gaelic
    Link: You are not quoted in this post. Why should it link? Or do you mean on J’accuse in general? Ah. Then you will find that with all the others – in the box J’accuse’s Blogroll – click on J’accuse@bloglines and Sandro Vella blog is under Maltese Blogs heading. See?

  6. Sandro, you’re not linked in this post because Jacques wasn’t referring to you when he mentioned “Cote de Boeuf.”

    Jacques just promoted you to Supreme Overlord/Emperor. You’re already starting the tbazwir?

  7. The thought of Irish breakfast kind of makes me sick. Don’t get me wrong – it’s delicious – it’s just too much too eat first thing in the morning.

    Connemara is lovely – it’s nicer when it’s wet; that’s the real Ireland. I went there in July and it rained throughout the holiday. If you like some nice scenery you won’t be disappointed.

    BTW – from where are you getting all this gaelic?

  8. 3500 words used by Daphne Caruana Galizia in the Malta independent 23 March 2008 just to say that the Prime Minister has only the right to compel Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando to resign from the P.N. but not from Parliament.
    Money has to be earned.
    Is this a record of “verbiage” or waste of ink?

  9. Michael,

    nista’ nkun naf x’ghandha x’taqsam Daphne ma’ dan il-blog post u ma’ dan il-blog?

    Mhux fuq it-temp konna qed nithaddtu?

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