Wednesday 18 July 2007

Ignorance is.....NOT bliss

We have seen the sun every day! Not all day but I am happy to report that it does exist in Dublin! Of course this is interspersed with clouds and the occasional (poetic licence) downpour. On Tuesday (17 July) we went to Tescos to get a few things and when we came out it was drizzling. My umbrella was still in my luggage and we had no raincoats, but being the tough South Africans we are, decided that as the drizzle was light we would make a run for the car. About half way there we learnt what under-estimating your opponent can do and the heavens opened and we got SOAKED. To make matters worse Malcolm got a blood nose...wearing a white shirt, so we had to go home again to change into dry blood free clothes! At 14h00 we went to look at our first rental, it was a 3 bedroom in a lovely little suburb but it backed onto a horrible open piece of land with a few rusting containers, so we decided to give it a miss.
Wednesday dawned bright and sunny AGAIN.....but not for long! Kirstin woke up with a temperature and aches, we had brought no remedies from home, so a trip to the pharmacy was required. Luckily it is a short walk, so I made the journey on my own and felt like an idiot asking the pharmacist what I could give my 11 year old for aches and fever! So, anyone who is planning to do what we are doing.......pack a little medical kit, especially if you have kids! The kicker? They suggested Calpol, ha ha ha globalisation!!!! We are certainly learning fast and having a lot of fun doing it.

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