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Allan, I drink one beer a day, sometimes a pint, often a half. Or two glasses of wine. I drink coffee, water from the tap, wine and beer. Nothing else. 21 drinks a week is considered not good. I have 7. Tea makes me cough. If a doctor told me to stop drinking what I drink, I would find a new doctor. 

 

Edo

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13 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

Allan, I drink one beer a day, sometimes a pint, often a half. Or two glasses of wine. I drink coffee, water from the tap, wine and beer. Nothing else. 21 drinks a week is considered not good. I have 7. Tea makes me cough. If a doctor told me to stop drinking what I drink, I would find a new doctor. 

 

Edo

 

I had a medical check up recently, with a similar alcohol consumption as you - the nurse practitioner suggested that I dilute my wine with water, not sure that's going to happen any time soon!

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On 09/06/2019 at 03:19, Ed Rooney said:

 

 
This is not a pretty city like Seville. But I knew that. I'll let it be a challenge to me. 

 

I live in a not particularly pretty town of 50,000 in Nicaragua.  I can always visit pretty.  Here I can buy everything I need in walking distance and can have appliances dou'veelivered.  Doctors, vet, dentist, grocery stores, municipal market all close.  Being able to walk to stores and services beats pretty but need a car or more money.  

 

Sligo has trains every two hours to Dublin, so pretty can be a day trip.

 

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32 minutes ago, Bryan said:

 

I had a medical check up recently, with a similar alcohol consumption as you - the nurse practitioner suggested that I dilute my wine with water, not sure that's going to happen any time soon!

 

A famous man from Nazareth tried that a couple of thousand years ago, and look what happened to him. 😉

 

I like beer. However, I don't drink much of it, maybe two bottles or pints per week. With the proliferation of "craft" and "artisan" beers, the stuff has become quite expensive in Vancouver. I have a weakness for Mexican beers, having spent a lot of time in the country. They too can be pricey due to import costs. Fortunately, President T. has backpedaled on his Mexico tariffs, so I suppose I'm safe until he has his next tantrum. Don't know if you can find Dos Equis or Negra Modelo in Sligo, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are available.

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29 minutes ago, MizBrown said:

 

 

Sligo has trains every two hours to Dublin, so pretty can be a day trip.

 

Except Dublin is far from pretty!

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11 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

A famous man from Nazareth tried that a couple of thousand years ago, and look what happened to him. 😉

 

I like beer. However, I don't drink much of it, maybe two bottles or pints per week. With the proliferation of "craft" and "artisan" beers, the stuff has become quite expensive in Vancouver. I have a weakness for Mexican beers, having spent a lot of time in the country. They too can be pricey due to import costs. Fortunately, President T. has backpedaled on his Mexico tariffs, so I suppose I'm safe until he has his next tantrum. Don't know if you can find Dos Equis or Negra Modelo in Sligo, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are available.

 

Me too, John. But it has to be the Dos Equis Amber. As far as I'm concerned beer is food. Not meaning that I have it as often as I have food!

 

Paulette

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5 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

Except Dublin is far from pretty!

 

What's between Sligo and Dublin or is that an express train?

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10 minutes ago, NYCat said:

 

Me too, John. But it has to be the Dos Equis Amber. As far as I'm concerned beer is food. Not meaning that I have it as often as I have food!

 

Paulette

 

I always go for the XX Ambar as well. It's one of the best IMO.

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1 hour ago, John Mitchell said:

 

I always go for the XX Ambar as well. It's one of the best IMO.

 

Negra Modelo is better. I have spoken.

 

I'll be moving to Galway in a few days, an all-day train trip, back to Dublin and then to Galway. Why? No comment. 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Negra Modelo is better. I have spoken.

 

I'll be moving to Galway in a few days, an all-day train trip, back to Dublin and then to Galway. Why? No comment. 

 

 

 

I prefer Negra Modelo when I'm in an especially dark mood. Good luck in Galway. Too bad you can't get there directly, but luckily Ireland is a relatively small country.

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1 hour ago, MizBrown said:

 

What's between Sligo and Dublin or is that an express train?

 

Sligo to Dublin takes about 3 hours with lots of stops. In Dublin, I have to change trains for another 3 hours to Galway. Is it okay for a senior male in Ireland to cry? 

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12 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Sligo to Dublin takes about 3 hours with lots of stops. In Dublin, I have to change trains for another 3 hours to Galway. Is it okay for a senior male in Ireland to cry? 

 

What's the bus service like to Galway? Perhaps there's a more direct route.

 

P.S. You've probably seen this bus timetable.

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I did . . . a few minutes ago. The bus it will be. Understand that I just made this decision to try Galway. 

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38 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

I did . . . a few minutes ago. The bus it will be. Understand that I just made this decision to try Galway. 

 

Sometimes last-minute decisions are the best ones. The bus sounds like the easiest way to go. There definitely looks to be more going on in Galway...

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Good luck Edo. Galway is a really lively city and would be my first choice of a place to live in Ireland but rents are likely to be high as discussed at the beginning of this thread.

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I've done Galway to Sligo by coach, it's a fine journey.  Glad you're moving to Galway, it's so much prettier than Sligo and has a great beach in Salthill.

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Good luck Edo

 

Galway is a university town and so is likely to have a lot more happening. Perhaps you will be able to make it the Irish Aberystwyth from a photography point of view ;)

 

An Irish colleague who went to university in Galway would have been happy to go back to live, but for the rain!

 

Martin

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15 hours ago, spacecadet said:

Sorry. I don't understand.

 

If anyone stops drinking beer they save money on each pint - don't they?

 

Allan

 

 

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Edo good luck with your new venture. Whatever you decide I am sure you will be happy in the end.

 

All the best and keep up with the beers.🙂

 

Allan

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

If anyone stops drinking beer they save money on each pint - don't they?

 

Allan

 

 

it's the combination of words I didn't get. They appear to embody an alien concept.

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2 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

If anyone stops drinking beer they save money on each pint - don't they?

 

Allan

 

 

 

Like beer and wine, soft drinks, coffee, and tea are not free. If I stop eating and sleep in a park I'll save money too.

 

We had prohibition in America. It provided organized crime with a financial base. 

 

I walked to the bus station this morning and got my Saturday ticket to Galway. 

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beer, wine, coffee are all a fraction of the price if you buy from any supermarket but you don't get the extra benefit of chance encounters and connections  you might get  at a pub or coffee shop. For the moment, that's going to be vital for Edo to get established in Galway or any other new location. I get the impression he's not too bad at that, I'm hopeless, more likely to sit in the corner nursing my drink looking miserable.Galway being a university town, there may be accommodation going spare at least for the summer break. I rented in London for ten years after a dire stretch of sofa-surfing. When I finally lucked into a cheap but suitable flat deal it was life-changing. When I finally got on the housing ladder, I never looked back but I count myself very lucky!, That was funded by commissioned travel and stock photography which would be really hard to-day

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8 hours ago, spacecadet said:

it's the combination of words I didn't get. They appear to embody an alien concept.

LOL, I understood what he said (meant) from the git-go. Maybe I just understand Allanese better than you because Allan and I travel through some of the same rabbit holes. Hallooooo, Allan! 

Glad you are spared those hours, Edo.

Betty

 

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19 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

LOL, I understood what he said (meant) from the git-go. Maybe I just understand Allanese better than you because Allan and I travel through some of the same rabbit holes. Hallooooo, Allan! 

Glad you are spared those hours, Edo.

Betty

 

 

Hallooooo Betty!  I'm just in the next rabbit hole.😀

 

Pleased to hear you have your ticket to paradise Edo.  (Do they spell it "paradice" in the US?

 

Allan

 

 

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