I've got followers!!

Hey--I just noticed. A bunch of people are reading this. And there was me thinking I was just keeping a kind of online diary!

Who the heck are you guys? And why don't you ever write me?

So anyway, as I was saying, Pierre was over and he spent the night watching soccer with my roomie, Bepe. I was so fed up, I had pretty much decided to call it a day when Pierre rang me on my mobile yesterday to see if I wanted to go with him to Bull Island for a walk.

As I had nothing else to do, I agreed.

Wow, I wasn't expecting that. You can't really see anything from the road, but it's beautiful out there. The island is low and flat, so the beauty is in the details; nesting birds, low-growing bushes sea shells and the shiny, snot-green, scrotum-tightening sea as Joyce would say. Except the sun came out while we were there and it was blue. I think I impressed him with my ability to make stones skip (up to twelve times; I grew up in a tiny outport and there wasn't a whole lot else to do when I was a kid.)

Afterwards we picked up some fish 'n' chips and came back here to eat the. Bepe was out with the tiny-assed girlfriend so we were on our own and. Well. Romance blossomed.


Hi Towniegirl!

I work in marketing for Dublin Tourism and one of our staff found your blog and asked me to take a look. Some of the other staff here have become 'followers' recently.

I'm be interested in meeting with you to discuss if we could feature your blog on our site www.visitdublin.com, as this is something that we are very much interested in and conincidently come across your blog. Through our site we want to get across what it's like staying/visiting Dublin as a 20-something. We're looking for something real,rather than just a series of
suggestions. I'm based in the Dublin Tourism Centre on Suffolk Street. Perhaps the next day you are in Trinity you could drop by?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,


Hello Gemma,

Wow, I wonder how your staff member found my blog! I'd be happy to come in. Is any time OK?

Would this be like a job or something? I'd love to earn some money but I am a full time student so time is quite limited.

Could you maybe give me a specific appointment for let's say tomorrow?




It's not exactly a job -- maybe for the best if you are studying full time. The easiest might be if we just met in person.

Could you drop in around 10am tomorrow - Wednesday? Ask at reception for Gemma Flanagan, and we can have a coffee and talk things through.

Looking forward to seeing you then.



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