July – France
August – Brussels
September – Brussels
November – Chicago
I rang home yesterday and she was out so I had, quite possibly, my
longest phone conversation ever with my father (5 minutes and 12
seconds). Normally I say “Hello Daddy, it’s me” and he says “I’ll
get your mother”. Anyhow, he said “she’s off getting our tickets
for France”. What? “Yes, we’re off to France on Wednesday,
we need to stock up on wine”. Good grief, it’s non-stop
travel for the loving parents.
And in other news, the twins are exactly four weeks old as I write and
I am still alive. Though tired. Very tired. And also
getting very good at typing with one hand.
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Renee, fathers, they have a lot in common.
I know Minks, amazing, thank you.
That would be 4 each smarty pants.
My mother tells me that tax defaulters have
been published in the paper. ItÂ’s extraordinary. My parents’ next door neighbours have been
done for Â€40,000 (thatÂ’s tax they havenÂ’t paid, imagine the income). Friends of my parents got done for Â€30,000 (my
mother believes this is all a horrible mistake). And some very rich, though distant, relatives
of ours got done for an absolute fortune (no, really, a fortune).
on 26 October 2005 at 11:09
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A good friend of mine is a solicitor practising
in the midlands. I got an email from her
recently containing the following moan Â“All well here except no
secretary all week and punters with cocaine
problems Â– I mean cocaine in Kinnegad what is the world coming to?Â” You can only agree. On discussing matters with her, she tells me
that she was quizzing the Gardai and they say that cocaine is everywhere in the
medium sized town where she works Â“taken by people like yourself missÂ”. Â“Not meÂ” she said in indignation. Â“No, of course not you, missÂ”. She also got to hear about the local
brothel. Good Lord.
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