Monday, December 14, 2009

The End

So that's the end of my little Irish adventure. Almost two years after arriving in Ireland I flew out of Cork yesterday (Thursday 10th Dec) to spend some brief time in Birmingham with Mum before heading off back to Jersey where I landed today (Friday 11th Dec).

I had every intention of staying in Ireland permanently but the combined effect of the wretched economy and personal financial circumstances mean that I am returning to the Channel Islands where I lived for over 30 years and where there is always a need for accountant-type people. I hope.

In due course I'll maybe write a proper retrospective. But for now, things I'll miss about Ireland.

• My many friends at Crusaders AC in Dublin - I just can't believe that I'll never see many of them again
• The Irish people
• Ringsend and Sandymount Strand
• The Athletics/Running/Triathlon forum on Boards.ie - I will still contribute I suppose but now as a bit of an outsider
• Waterford, despite a short and ultimately painful spell there
• My friends and relatives in Cork, especially my beautiful cousin Mary, her sister Ann, husband Henry and their impressive daughter Eibhlin together with my great and longtime friends Deirdre and Joan
• Guinness
• Setanta Ireland and RTE2 for their sports coverage

But I won't miss

• The circumstances that led to the birth of the so-called Celtic Tiger that ultimately handed us the present basket-case economy
• The lack of runnable footpaths and rights of way across private land that are taken for granted in the UK (and Jersey)
• Not being able to listen to Radio 5Live

I guess I'll start a new blog shortly (check profile) but for Roy In Ireland this is a wrap.

PLEASE VISIT www.backontherock.wordpress.com

35 comments:

Thomas said...

good bye and godspeed

Anonymous said...

情色小遊戲台灣情色網無碼dvd豆豆聊天室13 15歲圖貼潮吹影片sexy look一夜情留言av女優介紹sex tube正妹走光洪爺色情援交友留言頭份85cc免費影城85cc嘟嘟性愛高手楊謹華寫真集情色交友網all free小嫻寫真集3d美女圖視訊交友免費無碼電影巨乳遊戲空姐援交歐美辣妹寫真集正妹日報重生版jp 貼圖區av no 1http 85cc net movie舒淇寫真集圖片18成人網淫書歐美洋妞美女圖片swift俱樂部無碼 dvd女優報報愛愛寶貝ut 聊天哈比寬頻成人視訊辣妹ec成人性愛寫真情色俱樂部美腿機不鏽鋼管台南援交18jack援交妹台灣成人網性愛影片85cc 免費影片長片

Anonymous said...

sale uggs
uggs on sale
ugg on sale
ugg boots on sale
ugg outlet
uggs outlet
ugg outlet
sitemap
sale ugg



UGG Classic Tall Boots
UGG Tall Metallic Boots
UGG Ultra Tall boots
UGG Bailey Button Boots
UGG Classic Cardy Boots
UGG Classic Mini Boots
UGG Classic Short Boots
UGG Classic Argyle Knit
UGG Classic Crochet Boots
UGG Kids Boots
UGG Nightfall Boots
UGG Coquette Sandals
Ugg Dakota sandals
Ugg Stripe Cable Knit
UGG Sundance boots
UGG Sundance Grab bags
UGG Ultra boots
UGG Ultra Short boots

Anonymous said...

真正仁慈的人,會忘記他們做過的善行,他們全心投入現在的工作,過去的事已被遺忘。 ..................................................

Anonymous said...

I do like ur article~!!!..................................................

Anonymous said...

免費視訊視訊交友視訊美女成人視訊免費視訊聊天情人視訊交友聊天室18成人辣妹視訊美女交友視訊交友聊天視訊交友網情人視訊聊天交友愛情館情色聊天成人網站視訊網愛視訊交友聊天室免費視訊視訊交友視訊美女成人視訊免費視訊聊天情人視訊交友聊天室18成人辣妹視訊美女交友視訊交友聊天視訊交友網情人視訊聊天交友愛情館情色聊天成人網站聊天室交友視訊網愛視訊交友聊天室交友ggo免費視訊聊天室免費視訊辣妹情人視訊網情色聊天室豆豆聊天室免費視訊聊天室免費視訊辣妹情人視訊網情色聊天室豆豆聊天室

Anonymous said...

how do u do?................................................................

Anonymous said...

用心經營blog,人氣百分百~^^ 加油 ........................................

Anonymous said...

幫你推個文~~期待更新!加油啊! .............................................

Anonymous said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德 ..................................................

Anonymous said...

看看blog放鬆一下,工作累死了.... ..................................................

冠宛君中 said...

A stitch in time saves nine...................................................

王周宏儒 said...

路過--你好嗎..很棒的BLOG...................................................

Anonymous said...

Many a little makes a mickle...................................................................

Anonymous said...

It is easier to get than to keep it...................................................................

Anonymous said...

nice to know you, and glad to find such a good artical!......................................................................

Anonymous said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。....................................................................

Anonymous said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

Anonymous said...

安安!剛開始玩這個,來這裡逛一下^^............................................................

Anonymous said...

One swallow does not make a summer.............................................................

Anonymous said...

很精彩的部落格 期待你的繼續加油..................................................................

Anonymous said...

肯定與支持你!!!加油囉~..................................................................

Anonymous said...

初到貴寶地,拜碼頭!!!請多指教!............................................................

Anonymous said...

到處盡心,即為快事;舉步踏實,便是坦途。.......................................................

Anonymous said...

人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................

Anonymous said...

人生最重要的一件事,就是從生活中認識你自己。............................................................

Anonymous said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份............................................................

Anonymous said...

打擾你實在不好意思, 你的blog很好看呢!!!!..................................................................

文王廷 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Anonymous said...

找一個懂妳的人也期許自己做一個人懂別人的人............................................................

文王廷 said...

心中醒,口中說,紙上作,不從身上習過,皆無用也。..................................................

Anonymous said...

成功可招引朋友,挫敗可考驗朋友......................................................................

Anonymous said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼............................................................

Anonymous said...

真是太猛了,請受小弟一拜Orz(>O<)..................................................................

Anonymous said...

要持續更新下去喲!!期待~~............................................................