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Life In Eire Moving Abroad

One Down!

Great news team, yours truly has just scored a J-O-B!

I’ll be working with an AV Company called AVC, who are a nationwide supplier of audio visual equipment and services to the predominantly corporate events world here. I’ll be their warehouse manager, organising all gear returns and dispatches, maintenance and inventory systems. It’s out by the Cork airport, Mon-Fri, 8-5. A couple of other Tech Managers have put me on their lists for sound work around town too, so I might yet get the odd call to mix some bands. Thank you so much for all your prayers 🙏 they worked a treat! We’re very grateful ⭐️🕺👌

Aoife has not one but two interviews tomorrow, and we have a viewing at a flat in the afternoon, so keep ‘em coming! Til more news, stay classy San Diego ❤️

P.s. We trust you got the rain we sent you. Hope it didn’t arrive all in one sweep… 😂

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Ireland Adventures

More Vital Street Photojournalism

Winter mornings here are basically this
Um.. Wot?
“Ye carnt bring ye hars n boogie in’t te tuhnnel!
(tiss incloodes chariots an th’sart)”
Sloppy Guiseppe? Isn’t that the creepy guy from Eurotrip?
“Ahh mi scusi”
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Ireland Adventures Moving Abroad

Visual Recap of Week 3

Walking around Sunday’s Well
Near UCC
UCC
Glucksman Art Gallery
Basically a friggin‘ Monet
Bunsen’s double cheeseburger
Wild holly bush
Overnight at Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel for Aoife’s birthday
Happy birthday madam! Xoxo
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Getting Into The Chill Of Things

Tis’ cold to be sure, but we are nevertheless head-down arse-up and hot on the trail of jobs. Here’s a delightful winter post in the meantime…

(yeah trust me, it’s worthwhile)


https://mymodernmet.com/simon-beck-snow-drawings/

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Ireland Adventures Moving Abroad

Brrrr….

This morning Quinn finally took us for a walk down to Blackrock castle as the sky cleared. Well, I say morning. It was about noon by the time we returned back home to Rob’s. It’ll take us some time yet to get adjusted to the 9am sunrises and 4pm sunsets.

Quinn is a golden retriever–poodle–horse about about 4 years old. She just about trampled a poor lady to death who was power walking in the opposite direction. “JEAYSUS!” the woman exclaimed. Thankfully I had enough leash to yank her in the other direction. That was my adrenaline fix for today.

In other news, the precise day last week that I attempted to put Euros onto our Travelex card the company was hacked and its website and app have been down since. According to the chap I recently spoke to in the Phillipines they are having to rebuild their entire security system.

We had planned to use this as an interim solution until we set up Irish/Euro bank accounts, but it seems we’ll just continue to use our Aussie cards (albeit with the crappier exchange rate) until our bank cards arrive next week. So far we’ve signed up with N26, which is some new fandangled online bank. Aoife’s account is already created, using her EU passport, and her card is on the way, but I’ve had no end of being messed around by them and their app. I think it just doesn’t like Aussies…

Also, some of the local entertainment thus far:

Setting a ‘Secret Question’ on the Leap Card website for our account (similar to Go Card or Opal Card back home). The question reads, “What is the name of a college you applied to but didn’t get admitted”.
An example of a perfectly legitimate park here
Here’s a mannequin sitting exactly as my brother does. Slightly constipated looking.
Yes, yes, and yes!

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Moving Abroad

First Days of 2020

The Dubai winter permits plenty of activity as it doesn’t get hotter than high 20s each day. Something our very generous and thoughtful hosts, Sarah and Eoin, have taken full advantage of. We’ve had a stellar time getting around to food stops and sights, peppered inbetween with shawarma and games of hearts, something we loved playing with the Maddens in our last days back on Brisbane.

The souqs district (traditional marketplace)
After our Circuit Factory circuit training session. Dead.

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Moving Abroad

Day One (and Two)

So we set off on our Irish adventure on New Years Eve, and on the way started the new year (and decade) in a new country, The UAE. There to pick us up from Dubai airport in the morning was Eoin, who gave us a quick tour of Dubai before we came back to their apartment to have a recharge with feline hosts Waffle and Jimmy. We then saw the new decade in with multiple fireworks displays down at Dubai Jumerah Beach.