Saturday, 21 May 2016

Jacquie is feeling fine(s)

It was terrific being back in Northern Ireland for two of the last three weekends, which were full of highlights.

But there was the occasional lowlight, not least when my big sister Jacquie (above with Charlotte) was hit with a parking ticket in Coleraine after not realising she was in a Pay & Display zone.

She'd taken us for lunch so I felt very bad  - particularly as she refused to accept a contribution towards her bill.

However, it must be said that Jacquie does have form.

She was in Dublin recently and, armed with her trusty satnav, went for a pootle.

Dublin is known as the "fair city" with sound reason and pictures taken there are normally looked back upon with affection.

But there can be exceptions to that "rule."

Shortly after her trip, Jacquie received a photo in the post of her cruising in the city centre.

And here it is.  (I've helpfully added some explanatory notes in red)      

Yes, it turns out that driving in the bus lane is frowned upon in the Republic of Ireland every bit as much as it is in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  So a penalty notice was also enclosed.

Hopefully she had some euros left.

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