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Nic and Niall's excellent adventure

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IRELAND | Thursday, 27 August 2009 | Views [438] | Comments [6]

Well I've been home for just over a month now. I've seen two babies christened, one friend married, another heart broken and come full circle at a funeral. Been to Mayo, Cork, back to Cheltenham, Waterford, Trim and Kilkenny. Experienced the surreal. Seen John Spillane, Liam O Maolai and discovered Shane Howard. Been on a horse and cart, got drunk with a lot of different people. Got injections, got tablets, got funny skin marks.

A busy summer you might say. And as much I've been nackered, sick, sad and hung over, I've been happy, excited, laughed ALOT and cried too.

And its been great. But its not over yet. Another four weeks to go. Another four weeks to 'get fit'. Another four weeks to cram in as much family time as possible. Another four weeks to wait for visas and start the adventure of a lifetime.

Its a rock and a hard place. I can't wait to go. I desperately want to stay. But what is there here? Nowt. No jobs, no money. Family can only help out for so long. so off I go. On an adventure. Teach maybe? travel definitely.

So keep your eye on this ball. Updates will be coming hard and fast...... first stop saigon!



Just remember when your away and you need a pick me up think WALTZER !!!

  finn Aug 27, 2009 6:08 AM


Hi Nic & Niall - - no holding back now - go for it!!!! (lucky buggers!!)

dont forget to get some good piccies of the diving!!

best of luck, love nick, jacqui & hannah

  Nick Brooker Aug 27, 2009 5:20 PM


Hey Guys..
Have an absolute ball, we'll be jealous all the way. And be sure to post loads of pics x

  Cliona Aug 27, 2009 7:41 PM


How was mayo, got loads of family around Newport on the west coast. Seems there are plans affoot for another reunion in 2010 over there, so will be over there for that one. Good to hear you are well and enjoying your travels. Love JR

  JOHN RUDMAN Sep 4, 2009 9:38 PM


Hi Nicki, Niall,
What a packed month you've had in Ireland! ... and what an adventure to look forward to! Making this break now is a fantastic thing to do! We'll visit this blog from time to time to see where you are and what you've been doing. (Hope you get a chance for some diving!)

Bon voyage!
love from Andy, Val, Emily & Doug

  Andy & Val Thomson Sep 6, 2009 6:50 PM


Hi 332 guys! Thanks for the posts! It has been a crazy summer but great. going on Tuesday now so will have lots of stories for you - hopefully mostly diving stories! JR - I was in Kiltimaith (i think that is how its spelt!) but Westport is a great spot as you know! Hope the reunion goes well!

  Nic Sep 6, 2009 11:38 PM

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