Entries from December 2009

Top 20 Archive Posts of 2009 - the chart!

Posted on 30 December 2009 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

Last year I did a little Chart table to show the views of archive posts have changed over the years. It was fun in a “I like pointless stats” kind of way. So I decided to do it again.

The Top 20 Archive Posts of 2009

Posted on 29 December 2009 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

Now it’s time to look at which of the older posts have cut the mustard over the last twelve months!

Top Twenty Posts of 2009 - the Top 10

Posted on 28 December 2009 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

And here’s the all important top 10!

Top Twenty Posts of 2009 - from 20 to 11

Posted on 27 December 2009 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

As is traditional, here they are in reverse order - starting with number 20.

Returning to Blighty from Dublin - the high speed way!

Posted on 26 December 2009 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

On the way to Ireland we’d travelled by the World’s Largest Car Ferry. The return vessel was to be just a bit smaller. And faster. For we were going on The Dublin Swift - Irish Ferries’s fast ferry which knocks off an hour and a half off the journey time.

Christmas

Posted on 25 December 2009 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Snow? At Christmas? Barking!

Out and About Around Dublin - walking from Greystones to Bray

Posted on 24 December 2009 in Transport, Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Our final day in Ireland and we chose to walk the lovely coastline between Greystones and Bray, just outside Dublin.

links for 2009-12-23

Posted on 23 December 2009 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

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Out and About in Dublin - Trinity College and the Book of Kells

Posted on 23 December 2009 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Our original plan was to go to one of the art galleries, however time was running slightly low so we went to see the Book of Kells at Trinity College instead.

links for 2009-12-22

Posted on 22 December 2009 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

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Cork to Dublin by Train

Posted on 22 December 2009 in Transport, Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Never believe platform indicators on Irish Railways. For they don’t actually match reality…

Out and About in Cork - things to see

Posted on 21 December 2009 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

The day after visiting Blarney Castle, we decided to explore the delights of Cork town. In the previous day and a half we’d managed to see little bar sitting in some pubs and visiting the tourist information centre, so this seemed a good idea.

Out and About in Cork - Blarney Castle

Posted on 20 December 2009 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

It was in Iceland that I first realised I never wanted to do a coach tour holiday. As we drove round in our hire car, we’d be overtaken by manically speeding coaches which would arrive, thrust 60 people through the door of an attraction. The tourists would then swarm through the place, before being herded back out again about half an hour later.

Dublin to Cork by train

Posted on 19 December 2009 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

When we were researching Ireland, one of the places that stood out was Cork, down in the south of the country. A good pub culture, Blarney Castle and lots more. It seemed to be the place to go!

Out and About Around Dublin - off to Howth

Posted on 18 December 2009 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Trawling through the leaflets in Dublin’s tourist information office, we found one likely candidate in the form of Howth. Hey, it had a cutely illustrated map, the promise of some walks around the headland and it has the tagline “Howth is Magic!” There could be no other place to go!

Out and About in Dublin - The Guinness Storehouse

Posted on 17 December 2009 in Beer, Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Guinness - a pint of the black stuff. So well known it’s even in the spell checker on my PC. And when you’re in Ireland, you can’t escape the stuff. It’s everywhere.

links for 2009-12-16

Posted on 16 December 2009 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

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Out and About in Dublin - the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Posted on 16 December 2009 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

The IMMA is housed in the buildings of the former Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and is a based in rooms around a large courtyard. It all looks rather large and impressive, and my initial thought was how were we going to do this place justice in the time we had available. Okay, it didn’t look as hefty as Tate Britain or the National Gallery in London, but it looked rather large.

London to Ireland - train and ferry part 2

Posted on 15 December 2009 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Holidays. They always seem to involve rushing about. And it starts with rushing to the airport. Then rushing to security. Then rushing through the gate because security have held everyone up so long that your flight is on final call. Oh and there’s an elderly woman pushing a pram in the way.

links for 2009-12-14

Posted on 14 December 2009 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

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London to Ireland by train and ferry - part 1

Posted on 14 December 2009 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

The £29 is the maximum price you’ll pay for sail/rail to Ireland, and you can do it from pretty much anywhere in the UK - there are similar cheap offers for other ferry crossings to Ireland.

links for 2009-12-11

Posted on 11 December 2009 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

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links for 2009-12-09

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links for 2009-12-07

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links for 2009-12-04

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Picture of the Day - Never mind the…

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Time to play ‘Spot the problem!’

links for 2009-12-03

Posted on 3 December 2009 in Daily Links (2 comments)

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links for 2009-12-02

Posted on 2 December 2009 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

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