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hi all well i am back and i look like a big fat italian grape!!!  i missed you all xxxxxxx

eims

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Hey Eims,

Welcome back, we have missed you too! I hope you look like a ripened grape. Did you have a great time and get to enjoy plenty of sunshine?

One of our friend's has just come back from a break in Rome. He was telling us how excited they were to see nothing but blue skies for a change. It was like long time no see! Anyway he is back home now, central heating on and wearing jumpers again. Has summer arrived in Ireland yet?

 

Djinnie x

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hey djinnie,  no summer here thats for sure...back into the woolies tomorrow.  oh god the food, the wine, the weather...fabulous.  we even managed a little trip into venice and my god i have fallen in love!!!  it is stunning.  i was laughing today when my mam said did i bring the usual back and i said yes....10 packets of number 3 and 5 spagetti!!!  it will be nice to get into my own bed again though with no sand and fluffy, feather pillows!!  how have you been keeping?  how are your veggies coming on?

eims x

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There is something unique about Italy isn't there?, glad you had such a good time. Sounds like there is going of be a lot of spag bol on the menu at your place:)

I am doing good thanks! Still have a bit of a drain for a stomach, it sounds worse than when I empty the bath. I think the digestive system must take some time to settle.

Considering the lack of sun the veg are doing pretty good. My other half works hard taking care of them, he loves working in the garden,he is out there at the crack of dawn. It is funny he spent most of his working life in a suit, he used to work in the city of London. He was always smartly dressed, now he generally looks like something the dog has dug up. I tend to throw a loose cover over him when someone comes to the house:)

Hope the weather is going to improve before the end of July, my daughter is coming over from NY. Although she keeps complaining that it is too hot there, so maybe the cooler climate will be welcome.

I could really do with a few weeks of sunshine, I am thinking of stocking up on some Vit D before my bones start disintegrating. The sky is just permanently cloudy, there is very rarely a chink of blue during the day. Then come night time, not a cloud to be seen, clear starry skies!!..I mean! what's with that?

Enjoy your weekend

 

Djinnie x

 

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he sounds like my husband...happy as a pig in poo when he is outside!!  oh god i remember ny in the summer...stifling.....she will definitely prefer the climate where you are...at least she will have some air.  i remember when my friends were staying in a hotel here and they asked where the aircon was and the guy opened the window!!  i still laugh at that......you will get some djinnie but i think the weather is very strange this year.  ooooooo clear starry nights there is nothing better is there......enjoy xxxxxx

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Welcome back Eims. Good vacation? Going there myself in two weeks as you might recall. Venice as crowded as always? :-)

/G

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honestly galrim i was shocked at how busy it actually was and we were there on a monday!!  crazy but we went off to the back streets and that was really beautiful.  where are you staying?  we met a lovely danish family and they said that in 2 weeks all the danes go on holidays.....

eims x

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Just off the coast close to Rimini, so we will pop off to Ravenna and Venice for 1 day trips. We wanted to go to Scardovari again this year but then got a really good offer on a 300m2 mansion in the hills 30 km from Rimini :-)

Yeah, Venice is always packed I guess, at least in June-August. The trick is to do as you did, go to the backstreets and stay away from the area around St. Marcus square.

/G

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that sounds fabulous......you guys have to come and do ireland too...weather much the same as yours but i think you would like it.....the west coast is amazing and if you can cope with the weather you would love it....mind you sometimes the weather lends to the scenery and the atmosphere......so jealous that mine is over and you have a lovely few weeks coming up....

eims x

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We've missed you...btw, I love grapes!

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thanks gary but i dont think you would like this one!!!  waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much pasta, gelato and merlot.......lol

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Sounds like a great vacation. I am envious!  I'll be lucky to get to the South Carolina coast this summer!  And I live there! LOL

I find I am beginning to look like a grape too!  A dried one! Laughing

It is so nice to see your pleasant and encouraging words back here again. I'll try to send some of our 95+ F temperatures and sunshine your way!  I'd trade you, I think!

Glad you are back!

Michael

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Glad you had fun..!!  Yes, I have fond memories of Italy... Rome and Alfreado's... yummm...!

I head to the IOM in about 7 weeks.. can't wait for a Manx Kipper.!

Cheers..!!

Ron :)

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oh michael i have lovely memories of south carolina....i drove down from de a few years ago......actually when i think about it nearly 20 years ago now!!!!!  i always remember the beautiful smell as we drove into myrtle beach....i don't know if it was the trees or just the balmyness of the weather!!  gorgeous though.  you have to make time for that michael.....you need and deserve a nice little break just to recharge.  i think you would like ireland and the pace of life here.....and of course not forgetting the guinness!!!!  full of iron so its good for you Smile

 

ron you are gonna have a blast......do they do good ale there on the rock??  are you guys flying to the uk and then getting the ferry over?

 

eims x

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I know the feeling. Having spent the better part of June away on my bike. I apologize if anyone has been affected by the resultant beer shortage. Availability should return to normal in a week or so.

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Hi Eims..!  Yes they have several (many..?) local Ales... I won't try them all, in fact I will only have a couple of half glasses.  Bushy's is one of my favorites (they call it the Ale of Man).  I get a big laugh when I see a local order a Budweiser... geesh, even I won't drink that (unless I have no choice).  I fly in to Manchester where a very good friend will pick me up, take me to his place for a shower and rest up, then drop me off at the Liverpool dock for the ferry over.  FYI, the ferry is part of the whole experience, a hundred bikes in line along with the other vehicles.  All the excitment of everyone on board, the smiles are everywhere.!  I arrive on the rock around 10 PM and will Taxi to my home away from home..! 

Nice selection..  http://goldstarron.com/IOM/bitter1.jpg

The biggest issue is what prezzies (gifts) to bring for my hostess and pals.. I better go shopping soon..!

Cheers.!

Ron :)

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I think you're right!

I would love Ireland! I have every confidence.  Guiness of course!  I love a beer you can reach in the pint glass and break off a bite!  I'm no sun worshipper by nature.  Being here in the sunny south is a trial for me from time to time. Still, I love the ocean-early mornings and late evenings of course-whenI can get there, summer or winter.

I'll have to hit our lottery and come for a visit with my family! A friend of mine is a playwright, represented by Salmon Publishing there, though I can't recall what city. She has often promised introductions if we get there! LOL

G'nite!  Off to see a former student in Man of Steel! Next week, a former classmate in The Lone Ranger!  Such fun!

Michael

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