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We have just a few months left in Australia before we head back to Ireland and now that we have gotten most of the big arrangements out of the way it has got me thinking about some of the smaller day to day things that will be different when we get there.Having done the return trip a few times before I thought I would share a list of a few of the little things that stood out as 'different' in day to day life back home.It is amazing how the little things can be so different at times.

 

 

One thing I love is the size difference in shoes and clothing.Just by stepping off the plane I magically shrink in size.My feet go from a large size 7 to a nice petite size 5 and my body shrinks from a size 14 to a slim size 12.Sweet!

 

Laundry stays soft on the clothes line,no more scratchy towells.

 

It smells so different and living by the sea[as I did here too] does not mean having to listen to it pounding on the rocks the whole time.

 

Hearing many languages and different accents around me on a daily basis, seems weird again at first,I miss that here.

 

People just pop in,without planning,for no reason other than to natter.

 

You can go at least a few years before you hear the words 'best in the world',honestly.

 

There is music everywhere,in the pubs,at church,on the streets,at the schools and in the houses.........even at funerals.

 

And last but not least[for now].......no more funeral insurance ads!!

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from my brief time in Ireland a few years ago FF, the amazing RASHERS!


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Ya had ta mention the rashers,yes the rashers are yummy,nothing like a cooked breakfast with rashers of bacon,sausages,eggs,black pudding,white pudding and an extra rasher of hickory smoked bacon to top it all of.Some homemade brown bread with kerrygold butter and a nice cup of barrys tea to wash it all down.No prizes for guessing what my first meal in ireland will be.

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Ya had ta mention the rashers,yes the rashers are yummy,nothing like a cooked breakfast with rashers of bacon,sausages,eggs,black pudding,white pudding and an extra rasher of hickory smoked bacon to top it all of.Some homemade brown bread with kerrygold butter and a nice cup of barrys tea to wash it all down.No prizes for guessing what my first meal in ireland will be.

 

Parmagiana?


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Watching patiently as a pint of Guinness is poured and left to settle as you start to drool, then as it is handed to you and the cold black froth is sliding down the side of the glass, you look at the thick creamy head with the shamrock carved into it like some Michelangelo sculpture and really think to yourself"should I destroy this work of art" then you think "sod it" as the black nectar slides gracefully down your waiting parched neck.....heaven on earth


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Watching patiently as a pint of Guinness is poured and left to settle as you start to drool, then as it is handed to you and the cold black froth is sliding down the side of the glass, you look at the thick creamy head with the shamrock carved into it like some Michelangelo sculpture and really think to yourself"should I destroy this work of art" then you think "sod it" as the black nectar slides gracefully down your waiting parched neck.....heaven on earth

 

I nearly reported this post as being 'pornographic', then I realised I was in a world of my own and enjoying reading it, I have bookmarked it for a later stage,:embarrassed:

 

Cheers Tone.:wink:

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Harpo,you should be one of those tv psychic types,your intuition is amazing,others would have guessed a cooked breakfast,but not you my friend,no sirry bob.

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aw lads,you'll have me homesick in a minute........just thinking about how many tips I got outta the yanks for putting a shamrock or a harp on their guinness........it worked everytime.

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i feel when most people return to there homeland its the sense of belonging that gives them all they are looking for--this comes from family/friends,and there roots in history--of course its nice to be your comfort zone,and at one with yourself:wubclub:

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i feel when most people return to there homeland its the sense of belonging that gives them all they are looking for--this comes from family/friends,and there roots in history--of course its nice to be your comfort zone,and at one with yourself:wubclub:

 

this is it in a nutshell..... a sense of belonging is perhaps what can be taken for granted until it is gone, yet it is the 3rd basic requirement after food & shelter, apparently! Good luck with everything, sounds like you are more than ready to come home. Talking from experience, it is a good feeling! :)

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I lived in Ireland for about 12 months when I was younger and always remember this bread - I can't remember what it was called though? I just always remember how yummy toasted or not, with heaps of butter.

 

Anyone know what this bread could have been called? Sorry its a long shot but reading this thread made me remember the bread haha


"If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine"

 

 

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Probably homemade brown bread or soda bread,both are easy to make and use no yeast.I can pm you a recipe later or better still google 'odlums',it's a brand of flour etc and has some good recipes on their website for proper irish bread.My only tip is mix it with your hands and don't over mix.

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Thanks, I just had this flash back! We used to get the mince locally and it was so tasty, the woman I lived with would make mince, potato, carrot, onion and then this bread! I think it may be soda bread, it rings a bell! I loved Ireland, what a wonderful place :) Lived in a little place called Liford in Donegal and worked in fruit of the loom making tshirts! Great memories


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Soda Bread ... yummy my oh's family is Irish and my sisiter in law used to make it for us hmmmm

 

Do they still have tato's ?

 

Many magic memory's of there :)


to much partying to much booze gives you spots and makes you snooze!

sharon.

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yes taytos are still on the go,yum

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The smell of autumn filling the air as you get up in the morning and then the glorious colors of autumn, last year was one of the best ever they said and we went to "ross on wye" in October and it was unbelievably beautiful.


Drinking rum before 11am does not make you an alcoholic, it makes you pirate..

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