Monday 28 June 2010

The List

I don’t remember 1 or 2 but I think they were in Dublin.

3 might have been in Yugoslavia, when it was still Yugoslavia.

4 was probably in Dublin, so was 5.

6 was in Andorra: I got a toy sewing machine. It was awesome.

7 was, I think, in the Lake District. I had a yellow gingham dress. It was divine.

8 was in Co. Galway. The sun shone, I remember that.

9 was, let’s see, in Ireland again, but 10 was in France.

11 was in Ireland; 12 was almost in the car (or sleeping on the beach) but ended up in St Tropez.

13 was in Claralaragh adventure centre, Co. Wicklow.

14 was in Germany, on a German exchange.

15 was in Italy.

16 was in Lake Tahoe, California (or was it Nevada?) and dinner in Carlos Murphy’s Mexican-Irish Café.

17 was partly in Norway, partly on a Norwegian boat. I remember a smorgasbord.

18 was in Dublin but 19 was a return to Lake Tahoe. All-you-can-eat gourmet brunch with a pancake station.

20 was in Hampshire.

21 was in Oxford: a garden party with a hats-must-be-worn dress code.

22 was in France with a ‘famous couples from history’ party.

23 was almost in the car (again) reading Mills and Boon, but thanks to a piece of breaking and entering ended up being in a sweet hotel in the Loire Valley.

24 was in Dublin, reading Harry Potter.

25 was in London, with an epic thunderstorm.

26 was somewhere on the Belgian/German border – I think perhaps we got the ferry to Germany for lunch.

27 and 28 were in London, 29 back in Dublin.

30 was London, fancy dress, karaoke, red velvet cupcakes, champagne.

31 is in Tokyo.

In honour of the occasion and the location, I have composed a haiku.

Birthday kisses from
Japan Capital City.
Lots of love, Eithne.

1 comment:

  1. I think we need to go back through the archives and share recollections. Yugoslavia, I think was Hungary and some of the France years should be identifiable. Providing cakes ad hoc sticks in my mind as does 5? in Dublin Zoo when Nana round M-Á hard to hold! A fitting list for a lady traveller.