We get Le Soir at the weekend. This weekend the colour supplement had an article about how cool Dublin is. It was slightly bizarre to see what the Belgians make of Dublin. On the whole, it wasn’t what you would call entirely accurate. Bono was described as a sort of patron saint of the city which, I suspect, locals would find particularly irritating. Certainly, I did, but then, I’m from Cork, so I can’t speak for them. Most of the article was about Temple Bar and how hip it is. Well, yes, in a sort of full of pubs and stag parties kind of way. Mostly locals wouldn’t be seen dead there. However, some merited praise of the Powerscourt Centre as a shopping location of interest. Didn’t mention at all some of the best things about Dublin like the boardwalk on the Liffey or, star sight (though a trifle inaccessible) the Casino Marino. Latter not very hip I suppose, but strolling on the former, definitely is. Lots of quotes from author Marian Keyes who was Mr. Waffle’s next door neighbour when he was growing up, so felt very well-connected ourselves.