23 March 2010

Postcards from the edge

This weekend The Very Understanding Girlfriend was mostly in Virginia. Not the Commonwealth of Virginia located on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, no indeed, for she was in the other Virginia, the fabulous plantation settlement in the beatific County Cavan, founded in 1612, a mere five years after its American namesake, itself the first permanent British settlement in the New World.

I know she was there for she sent me this postcard purchased in the late night video rental and electrical goods store, which also indicates to me that she was on a holiday, for nobody sends a postcard from a business trip much less an overnight visit to an inveterate knitter friend and her common-law gourmand as she would have me believe. No indeed, despite the fact that she herself arrived back in our house a day before the postcard did, this officially counts as her being on holiday.

The postcard itself seems to suggest that Virginia remains a monument to the glory days of the early 80's, where the cloth-cap wearing drivers of a Ford Cortina wave a laconic finger at you from their steering wheel as they pass you buy outside the local newsagent where you have just emerged fresh faced and full of the joys of spring with a 99 in one hand and a glass bottle of warm 7-Up in the other, thin white pastic straw being optional. As the postcard itself helpfully explains:
"The town is beautifully situated on the northern side of Lough Ramor, with its wooded shores and many islets. there is excellent bathing at a sandy stretch of lakeshore beside the town, and it is renowned for its boating and fishing facilities. The scenic walks hold a charm for both the tourist and native alike. Many enjoyable hours can be spent on the golf course which is set in a picturesque area overlooking Lough Ramor."
So there you go. When thinking of your next environmentally responsible and sustainably minded vacation, may we offer you fabulous Virginia, Co Cavan, for your consideration.



At 5:59 pm, Blogger Snag Breac said...

And don't forget that the electrical shop/video rental shop/newsagent also has a shelf of ancient porn movies for rental.
But you have to get the old lady to write your name in the book beside the title to rent it....

At 6:50 pm, Blogger Unkie Dave said...


just, ewwww.


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