Any road. We duly parked up in one of those concrete multi storey carparks that look like they have all been designed for Fiat 127 owners. Then we went to McDonalds because it's unbelievably cheap and quick. And then it was on to Argos for some shopping. Why can't supermarkets be like Argos or a builders merchants? You just give them your order and they get it for you.
We walked passed Cork Opera House and had a look who was playing there. My old music pal: Suzanne Vega is playing there this month. I last saw her at Glastonbury in 1989. Wouldn't mind seeing her again. But it would involve buying 4 tickets and a hotel for the night. There's no public transport (thought I hadn't talked about public transport for a blog or two) back to Bantry after 8 O'clock. I am tempted though. Haven't seen a band since August. Roger Waters to be precise. There's a lot to be said for living in a big town or city isn't there?
We found a delightful book shop called 'Vibes and Scribes' a few blocks (why I have gone American?) away. The staff are really helpful and I bought thirty five Euros of books and a cloth bag for a Euro. What books did you get Dave? Cider With Rosie: Laurie Lee, You Are Awful But I Like You: Travels Through Unloved Britain - Tim Moore (will blog about it soon) and 2 Charles Bukowski books and a book about pigs. The book shop man gave us a card with tokens on it. You get a token for every fiver you spend. When you have got ten tokens. They give you a fiver off your next book - brilliant!
I started reading Cider With Rosie the other day. It's absolutely beautiful. It's like drinking a pint of real northern English ale, listening to a harp or being moved by a film with the saddest ending. Sheer poetry. Oh to go back to those Edwardian days before cars and the horse was still king. What's your favourite book with a rural theme?