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Five Go Mad In Ulster [Sep. 5th, 2004|11:13 pm]
Mr Dave Awesome


Mr Dave accompanied padzor, dearbhloid, ianrdexter and me on a whirlwind trip around the Kingdom of Down. That's in Northern Ireland.

First off was a trip to Mount Stewart to see strange topiary and statues. Dave was nearly eaten by a bigger dinosaur, but survived to pose for photos on the waterlilies. His feet got a little bit damp during this adventure, but being a stoical sort, he didn't complain much. Then Dave made friends with a duck before bombing down the Ards peninsula to catch the ferry to Strangford from Portaferry. ianrdexter refused to steal a hurley for Mr Dave to pose with as they all belonged to scary looking hurling-types.

Onwards into the Mournes, and the party arrived at Meelmore Lodge and set up camp. Dave then rustled up a gourmet dinner of barbequed sausages and beanburgers, avoiding the danger of the conflagration as the pig fat flared.

Then we slept, only waking to the sound of soap opera arguments further down the field. A typical exchange:

Girl: I don't know you! Who are you! You're not my friend! You shagged my friend! I hate you!

Bloke: I'm gonna get you home safely, even if I have to break your nose to do it. Come down from the wall. Not that way. THAT'S THE WRONG WAY! COME BACK! I didn't shag anybody. Who would I shag? I'm not like you, I'm not attractive, I couldn't shag people if I wanted to, which I don't.

Girl: I don't know you! Who are you! You're not my friend! You shagged my friend! I hate you!

Then was breakfast, which was yummy - Ulster fries for most (beans on toast for others). Lots of tea. Finally dragged ourselves from the table to conquer Ben Crom and Bearnagh. We were very noisy in the Silent Valley and ianrdexter ate Ulster Fry flavour crisps. He liked them. A bit. But mostly because they are made in a castle, and not for the taste (burnt bacon).

We got a bit lost in the rising mist, but Mr Dave saved the day and pointed us back towards civilisation (or Bryansford, whichever came first).

Dave is going to Japan tomorrow. Look out bellish! He's a tricksy one!

All of the photos are here but our favourites appear below.


[User Picture]From: bellish
2004-09-05 11:13 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a great time! Good job you had Dave with you though. I hope my digital camera arrives here at a similar time to him, else it:ll be teeny phone photos.

Actually, if he stays with me until early October I can take him to Nagano!
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[User Picture]From: ianrdexter
2004-09-15 07:11 pm (UTC)
Has Dave arrived in Japan yet? Myself and scrake took him to the Post Office a little while back: is he safe and well in the Land of the Rising Sun?
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[User Picture]From: bellish
2004-09-16 02:24 pm (UTC)
He is safe and well and still awesome. He has been getting on well with my co-workers and tomorrow will be introduced to the students. He also ate a whole bag of ginger nuts (it wasn:t me, honest).

Photos as soon as I figure out how to get them onto a computer...
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[User Picture]From: scrake
2004-09-17 09:48 am (UTC)
I can offer space to host them from, if that helps?
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[User Picture]From: bellish
2004-09-18 03:09 am (UTC)
Thank you, but I:ve got myself a photobucket account and they:re pretty good.

THe problem is I:m computerless at present (see yesterday:s update) so I will try to find someone whose computer I can use to get the pics off my camera and email them to me.

In other news, Dave attended several of my classes yesterday, to the delight of the students.
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