October 17th, 2005

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Went to Dublin over the weekend to take in Octocon and see the sights. It seemed more crowded than when I was there last (five years ago); also to have been invaded by Poland (lots and lots of Polish builders -- there's a whole lot of construction going on there right now) and still to have some of the most hard-on-the-feet streets I've ever had the misfortune to walk across. And this is coming from someone who spent three years living in Oxford, cobbles and all. But the Chester Beatty Library has some tremendously pretty manuscripts...

Three Euro well spent on the most astonishingly atrocious piece of tack, which will be gracing someone's home shortly. Not mine, thank heavens.