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Re: Around the town.

Postby jabra » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:12 pm

Well Denis I did spend a lot of time thinking of the cryptic way but alas I do not have your command of the English language
but well done anyway I wonder if Strum would have solved your cryptic message ?
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Re: Around the town.

Postby skins » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:54 pm

The only (slightly) cryptic clue that I could come up was the Irish supporters song during the Charlton era: "Give it a lash Jack"!
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:52 pm

:lol: :lol: Yis are gas. There was no Political Correctness in our childhood.....everyone just said it as it was. Baldy Brady, Specky Kelly,etc and we thought nothing of it!! That is why we have the thick skin to enable us pull through all that life has thrown at us and get up to take some more !!....p,s that was a very mild nickname.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:51 pm

Denis:

The brudders got some English into ya, that was a great response.

I have been trying to think of Mr. Lynch's nickname and I think it was 'Clinker'
Yes, we did use nicknames with impunity and never thought whether or not
they were hurtful. On one occasion I had to speak to a man I had been in
school with, he was amazed when I called him Mr. Doyle, I didn't think I
could call him Warrior which was the only name I had for him.
Growing up I don't think I knew Denis's Baptism name, he was always Killer.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:54 pm

Rocker wrote: p,s that was a very mild nickname.




I concur Rocker haha, I've heard a hell of a lot worse than that. :D



Sinead wrote: Growing up I don't think I knew Denis's Baptism name, he was always Killer.



Yep Sinead, one of was mates was "Doc" and I never knew his christian name till we were in our mid 20's, even so I could never bring myself to call him anything else but Doc.

Over the years I've been introduced to people as Strum, and it's stuck. I don't mind it though but I don't live up the namesake. :lol:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:20 pm

Clinker it was Sinéad.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:35 am

Spent some time around the town today. Had forgotten the familiarity of meeting so many people I knew! Was just in Dunnes buying some Tshirts...reduced to a fiver....when an old friend knocked on the window. Off we went to the little tea shop over Brian S Nolans for a lunch, Place was buzzing, not cheap but good. Off then to Patrick's St checking out a few shops....more chit chat ... :lol: Wandered down to the hospital to ask about an ECG and ....they have stopped doing them since November!!I just love this hospital for Xrays and tests what will we do for ECG...go to Vincents!! johndllle johndllle More chat with three more friends wuu wuu
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:38 am

No place like home Rocker,I feel the same warmth when I'm there. Not as good as it use to be, but it's still home and always will be.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby skins » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:08 pm

Rocker wrote:Spent some time around the town today. Had forgotten the familiarity of meeting so many people I knew! Was just in Dunnes buying some Tshirts...reduced to a fiver....when an old friend knocked on the window. Off we went to the little tea shop over Brian S Nolans for a lunch, Place was buzzing, not cheap but good. Off then to Patrick's St checking out a few shops....more chit chat ... :lol: Wandered down to the hospital to ask about an ECG and ....they have stopped doing them since November!!I just love this hospital for Xrays and tests what will we do for ECG...go to Vincents!! johndllle johndllle More chat with three more friends wuu wuu


Where in God's name do you actually live, Rocker? You seem to be all over the place, like a madwoman's sh--e! Reporting in from China, New Zealand, Blackrock, Glasthule, Bray, Ballybrack, Shankill, Sallynoggin, war torn Syria. Will ya sit still for a minute woman! Of course, it's probably not your own fault.....I blame it on the settled people. wuu
Here I am this morning moaning about having to go to the Affidia place in Dundrum this afternoon......I hate every minute spent sitting in a car.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:03 pm

Never heard of Affidia till now. Gosh, they are pricey. I phoned Vincents this morning and they gave me an ECG at lunch time , on the Nat Health. They were so nice and kind and it only took 5 minutes.

I love me little car and wouldn't get anywhere without it. Though yesterday I parked in Albert Road and did all the stops on foot....nearly killed me ....I'm not as fit nor as young as I was... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby skins » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:55 pm

I loathe any trip to Dublin now. We were told that parking in the area was impossible, so we parked the car at the Goat Inn and walked. Got there a half-hour too early. When Herself hadn't appeared back after an hour inside, I enquired what the problem was, to be told that the MRI scanner kept breaking down, but that she was just finished. On the walk back to the Goat it hissed rain, this was about 5.30. Then there was a collision on the M50 between Bray North and Bray South, and traffic was stop-start, so no joy there either. As I said earlier I detest every minute spent sitting in a car.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:22 am

The more I hear every day, phew, blessed to be a Pedestrian.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:23 am

Oh skins it sounds like a lot of journies I have made!! Even though the M50 is near us I avoid it as it gets really snarled up after 3p.m whatever happens at Bray North ...it backs all the way up to us at Cherrywood. I'm trying to decide what to do today I've seen one DART go by but the service seems to be down other than that so out with the car again. I've to be in Dún Laoghaire by 10.00...me and a gazillion others!!! Oh to have wings!!
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Tue May 09, 2017 8:14 am

Another great day in Dún Laoghaire yesterday. I mentioned before that I tumbled on a great hairdressers at the end of Patrick Street Daniella's . It is so refreshing to talk to non nationals about Ireland and Dún Laoghaire in particular. These girls see Ireland in such a poitive way and really enjoy doing business in the town. As I sat there everyone who went by the window knocked, waved and in many cases put their head in the door for a chat. Your average Dún Laoghaire folk enjoying having a local, good and reasonable hairdressers where chat is encouraged...it was like a little club yesterday!!
I can tell you I started to look at our little town in a very positive attitude when seen through their eyes.

Again Shaws helpful, positive staff were a delight. wuu
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Tue May 09, 2017 9:41 pm

a great hairdressers at the end of Patrick Street Daniella's



I must try them out Rocker. :lol:


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On another note, I have a question on some Grammar on Street names. Why for instance does George's Street have an apostrophe whereas Patrick Street doesn't?
Does that mean George's Street "belonged" to King George, but Patrick Street was just a tribute name to Patrick :?:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Fri May 12, 2017 8:18 pm

To-day I had afternoon tea in the Royal Marine Hotel, absolutely fabulous.
Sandwiches were egg and beef with smoked salmon on brown bread.
Scone with jam and clotted cream, cup cakes, and an assortment of small
cakes with a dark chocolate cup filled with cream and topped with a
strawberry. My friend and I were there from 2.15.p.m. until 5.30.p.m.
stuffing our faces and chatting away. The price is €17.50. per person and
it is value for money. I will be back.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Sat May 13, 2017 4:19 pm

Must give that a go Sinead. It is so handy near the DART. Those couches look very comfortable. I've bee up to Killiney Castle and that is great. I love the old fashioned tea with cake stands and all the trimming....far from it I was reared :D
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun May 14, 2017 9:20 pm

Sounds good must give it a go.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:29 pm

I'm a real non techie and today I called into the Shopping Centre.....first time I have been in there for months.Mobile phone heaven. The guy in Vodafone was so nice to me and my throwaway festivel phone. I bought credit and he did all the entering on the phone ...now I am good to go again. Very pleasant experience.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:56 pm

Wow look at this place on Mulgrave street. :o


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Re: Around the town.

Postby jabra » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:30 pm

Wow what they can do with old houses nowadays that house on Mulgrave St is something else I had an aunt who lived
most of her life next door in No. 59.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:50 pm

That house certainly looks very different to the way it was when I was a
kid in Dun Laoghaire. Must have cost a fortune to get it into this style.
Originally it was a single storey house.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:29 pm

You know the ones further up around the bend Sinead, they are very deceiving from the outside, two stories at the back because of the hill,
and really spacious.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Jemser » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:40 pm

I am also amazed at the transformation of this house. My Grandmother's house was two away at number 62 and I was in this house several times as a young child. I can assure you that it looked nothing like that. Jabra, I also know who your aunt was, isn't it a small world.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:29 am

Well wouldn't that take the sight out of our eyes. What a difference a lot of money makes.
In 1892 my Gt great grandmother Mary Anne Conway died in 62 Mulgrave Street,,,Jemser we are related by house!
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