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  1. Hammer says:

    That sounds like a hell of a trip!

    Leaving relatives on the platform? I would have had a stroke if that had happened to me!

  2. susan says:

    Oh my…if I were a Southern Girl I would be fanning myself.

    Part II?

  3. Shari says:

    (Banging my head)Why didn’t I think of that? Go overseas after a break-up!! Oh, yeah. One, I had no money. Two, I had a kid.

    I would love to go to Ireland and Scotland. (My maiden name’s Scottish.)

  4. Diana says:

    Awwwww. Beyond romantic!

    Sounds like all kinds of fate.

    (Wait. YOU know someone from the Isle of Mann? I know someone from the Isle of Mann. According to him (my friend), there are, like 1000 Manx in the world. I’m sure they know each other.)

  5. lime says:

    now THAT is a cure for a broken heart! damn, it almsot makes me wish for a broken heart just so i can justify the expense of a trip to ireland! faaaaabulous story!

  6. urban-urchin says:

    I love Ireland- land of half my people. Somehow I managed to forget that I have a fear of heights until an aged gentleman was hanging me upside down supported only by his liverspotted arms through a narrow hole that led to a 60ft drop to kiss the bloody Blarney stone. I almost pooped my pants as I chanted “please don’t drop me, please don’t drop me”.

    The music in the pubs is great and the fact that it’s a family affair is even better.

    You certainly know how to live Jocelyn- I really admire that about you.

  7. Dorky Dad says:

    Wow, and I thought I had fun in Ireland.

  8. Diesel says:

    Small strokes do tend to liven up a trip.

    That sounds dirty, now that I think about it.

    Sorry I missed you in my shout-out. I had you in mind, but somehow you got left off the list. What can I say, I’m not detail oriented. Anyway, you’re there now, and you’ll definitely be in the drawing.

  9. velvet says:

    Sounds like that night on the beach was definitely the right kind of body work for those dents. 😉

    Sounds like a great trip aside from the mini-strokes and missed trains. Just the thing a broken heart needed.

  10. AmyTree says:

    Ooh-wee!! Quite a tale, that – AND you got to see some beautiful, er, natural phenomenon….

    I met a Pub Stud too. I married him!

  11. Jazz says:

    I wanna travel with you J. Let’s run away to Australia.

  12. Glamourpuss says:

    You’re rude.

    On a beach? I grew up next door to one and always found sand to find its way into the most unlikely places…


  13. Voyager says:

    That’s a great tale! With a very happy ending.
    My first boyfriend was Irish. I was 14. He taught me how to kiss, and he was good! Perhaps it’s some secret Irish skill.

  14. Logophile says:

    golly good gosh.
    WHat a great trip, and experience and wow.
    Mmmmm, lovely

  15. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    What a lovely story! Nobody spins a true yarn like our Jocelyn.

    When I was 22, I fell in love with a shipmate crossing the Atlantic who was from the Isle of Man. Oh, my. Just oh my.

    You are the perfect combination of romance and practicality, and if they figure out how to clone people, I hope they choose you.

  16. Lone Grey Squirrel says:

    Wow. Intense and fun.

  17. Dan says:

    Clotted cream! I always marvelled at that name. As if the name itself tells what’s going to happen inside your arteries! 🙂

  18. Lizard Princess says:

    Phew- you make-a me tired-a!

  19. CS says:

    I’m quite a bit older than you were then and stuck here in this country, but otherwise I can completely relate to this one right now.

  20. Keshi says:

    hellish ha!

    Love the last pic tho.


  21. mcewen says:

    How dare you!
    Oh, that’s what I was going to say on the subject of applesauce, and now you’ve distracted me with your post..
    I often think that if we could just live somewhere like the outer Hebrides, we could just escape the whole thing.
    There again, after this debacle, I need to consider more carefully.
    Best wishes

  22. Princess Pointful says:

    Beautiful story.
    Sounds like pure rejuvenation!

  23. Karen says:

    Oh Jocelyn you saucy bird you! Getting a little Irish something-something. Nice. AND he’s a musician, makes it even more decadent.

    And thanks for stopping by the book blog. I have never seen a rat (other than pet rats) as Alberta is ‘rat free’ but that didn’t stop me from getting the heebie jeebies while reading “Rats”. shudder

  24. Rhea says:

    I love your line about the patellas. The rest of the post was good, too, but the patellas. That’s a winner.

  25. furiousBall says:

    I think David Lee Roth said it best in “I’m The One”…

    I’m the one the one you love
    Come on baby, show your love
    Hey, give it to me
    I see a glow that fills this room
    I see it rolling out of you
    Feed her your message from above
    I’m tellin’ you, ow
    Show, come on and show your love, ah, yeah
    (Show your love)
    Ow, woo, oh, show (show) show your love babe, ah, yeah
    (Show your…) Show it, ow

    Ow, woo, oh, show…never have truer words been…yeah, seemed funny at the time.

  26. tracey says:

    LOOK! SHEEP! I see sheep on Jocelyn’s blog!!!

    Um…I’m sorry, I got distracted. Did you have something else to say? And did you know I won a book from Diesel? Did you? I’m going to read it to my sheep….

    btw…nice to see blogger is eating photos at other people’s blogs, too. Not that it’s nice they’re disappearing, just that I’m not alone.

  27. frannie says:

    you little minx!

    good for you!

  28. Mother of Invention says:

    Woo! Hot sizzling trip! “A Trip To Remember”! Did you ever hear from him or keep in touch?!

    How was/is your mom’s cousin?

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