Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The one that needed an edit, because I forgot the title

Another absolute miserable day. Hang on, its brightening, whats the point at this stage. Things have been pretty busyish of late with PPI entries being sorted out and the likes, so thats the excuse for the lack of updates!

I was inundated with calls and texts from people last night giving out about Cork city center. Those of you living in the county, consider yourself blessed. Some were arguing that the city center is to large and you should be able to drive from various car parks on either side of the city with ease. Whatever happened to walking? To get from, say, Merchants Quay to the North Main Street takes all over 10 minutes. Most of the calls were geared about the possible pedestrianization of Pana in 2 years time. Some people even commented that the North side and the South side would be near impossible to get to, given that Pana would be closed off to traffic from the hours of 11am to 5pm. Now, I don't know about you, but I certainly wouldn't be using Pana to get from one side of the city to the other Theres a piece of land in the city called the quays, as a matter of fact, quite a number of cities would have these. Thats what you use to get from one end to the other. Come to think of it, a fair few of the Corks multi story car parks are located near the quays. Maybe theres a shortage of city driving knowledge out there, but we're certainly not living in a freeway surrounded metropolis, where if you get off the wrong exit you have to travel light years into the future to turn around again. That said though, yes the public transport system in Cork is shite. The train to Cobh for example will take you home at around 10.30pm. After that your walking, getting a taxi or just hoping to get lucky!

On another note, it all started today! For the last few weeks the talks of when and where, have been taking place. How much and how many. Turkey and Ham, Beef or Salmon. No matter what I do, I cant get away from it! I mean that in a good way. Im not a big fan of fuss, so the easier this goes the better, but, yes, Wedding bells are in the air. We had our first of many meetings with a wedding coordinator today. The weeks ahead hold many more meetings all over the place. I still dont understand the fuss of organising a wedding. Theres a remote possibility that, that may change in the coming months. But essentially, Hotel, Entertainment, Church, Cake, Flowers, Dress, Suit and thats kinda it. Oh yeah, I forgot the priest. Maybe Im jumping the gun a bit, but it must be one of the easiest jobs in the world to be a wedding coordinator in a hotel. People ring to see you, they turn up, you give em the spiel and they either like it or hate it. Nothing to do with the attitude of the coordinator, but its more to do with the grounds and the hotel.

Anyways, thats about it for today, but dont forget we've teamed up with Ubisoft for the next few nights giving away loadsa video games for the 360, PS2 and the DS, including Surfs up. Ubisoft are also running a competition around Surfs up, so get clicking the link below...

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