14th of February 2003
My going away party from the company was on last friday the 14th of February. It was great to have the company of 18 people from the company, the building and the trade.Went to the local golf club, which overlooks the Irish Sea- it looked great- why do i want to travel overseas??? It was a great meal, good Guinness (and thanks to the Chairman for the champers). The dinner started around 1.30pm. I wanted to go back and change at 5.00pm but when an Irish session gets going, it does not stop for breaks. We tore ahead until 2.00am. A long day, and it took it out of me. Thanks to pat for the speeches. I felt fairly raw the next morning, but had to drive to Dublin for a few things, before driving 200 miles to home when my reamining stuff. I then went out to the local with the family – at as everybody knows – the Harp bar has the best Guinness in ireland. Nice to home for 3 nights before I head off.
Thanks to the company for a great going present – a Cannon A40 – I havn’t put it down since. I took photos of the party, butthe res was too bight (average 400kb), so after I downloaded them, I had to resave them to lower quality for the web (40kb).
Great win againt Scotland in Murrayfield today – although as a game, it was poor. Ireland have not won at rugby in Murrayfield since 1985. I was a young chap then. Great turnout at the ant-war march in Dublin yesterday – 1000,00, which is the biggest in 20 years. Drove to Fermoy this evening with the Father.