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Long weekend in Ireland

Sleep somewhat disrupted, but for those of you who saw me in Dublin at the weekend, the explanation of what I was doing there (and why I wasn't there for very long) is this: I was giving the keynote speech at this event in Limerick on Saturday morning.

Limerick is a long way from Dublin, and funding restrictions meant I made the mistake of flying Ryanair, which I won't do again if I can help it. Indeed, it took me longer to get from here to Limerick than it normally does to get from here to Macedonia, a point I made in my speech. It was miserable wet weather, but I had a decent Indian meal here on the Friday night.

Of course, part of the reason I accepted the gig was that it coincided with P-Con, which was very good fun - Hi to all who I saw there, too tired now to name-check you all but you know who you are. I was pretty tired by this point which is my excuse for totally blanking and failing to recognise the Guest of Honour.

Sunday night brought another tedious journey home from Charleroi airport, though as you will have noticed I used the travel time to do a lot of reading. Still pretty exhausted though even last night, and a small child has woken me up rather early this morning. Will be taking it easier for the rest of the week, if I can.


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Apr. 1st, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
Well, in your defense, the GoH had in fact dramatically changed her hair since last you saw her. :)
Apr. 1st, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
Had she?

Apr. 1st, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
Truly, I don't take Ryanair even the shortest distance any more, unless it makes no difference whether I get to my destination 48 hours late.
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
I unfortunately have to fly Ryanair later this month - it's the only way I can get from Bristol to the west of Ireland directly. I've managed to avoid the dubious pleasure thus far, but I hate them already - as I don't have an EU passport, I have to pay extra to check in at the airport.
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:41 am (UTC)
It was great to see you again.
Apr. 1st, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Ryanair? yowch! Would have more sympathy though if you hadn't got to go to P-con. *is jealous*
Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
We are booked on Ryanair for our trip out here, which is very annoying as I think they have lower baggage allowances than other airlines - we're here for four months, and we're girls! :(
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