Meeting Derek's WHOLE family and a night out on the "town"

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Look how cute she is!!!!!!!!!!!
When I woke up Derek was already at work and when I went downstairs Eva was just coming in with Derek's little niece Emma who is one and a half and the cutest baby of ALL TIME! Derek's mum made me some breakfast and tea and we just sat and chatted for a while. After I had a shower and when I came back down Derek's older brother Paul and his fiance Caroline were over. They were actually heading over to London for the weekend and we were going to drive them to the bus to get to the airport. Then Derek's other brother Steven (Emma's dad) came over on his lunch. Haha talk about an introduction to the family eh?

After we drove Paul and Caroline to the bus we went to Marley park which isn't too far from Derek's house. The park was sp beautiful and the weather was gorgeous (even if it was freezing) so it was really nice to walk around.
Look at those beautiful 3 euro shots!!
We brought some bread with us as well and we fed the duckies!! Back at the house I watched Emma for like 10 minutes while Eva went over to the bank and then Adrienne came over again. Tom later came over and we had dinner while we were waiting for Derek to get home from work.

After we decided to go out to another one of Derek's locals and then hit up Dublin! We walked over to Derek's other local pub called the Speaker where Bryan came and met us after. Had a few pints there and then got a taxi into Dublin. We got let off at Christchurch and went into our first pub called The Bull and Castle (I think). I think it was supposed to be like a beer hall up at the top?? We had some cider that was so sweet it tasted just like apple juice.
Love this picture!!


After we were on our way to Temple Bar when we passed a place that were advertisiting 3 euro shots! Bonus, had to score in on that one! The place was completley dead and there was like 2 other people in there (who were probably staff) and they were closing up. I convinced the bar tender though to serve us 3 euro shots. They were liquid heroine and they were delicious.

After we went to the Porterhouse and had some more bulmers, and the onto the Temple Bar, in Temple bar. How convienent. Had quite a few drinks in there and there was a really hot bar man! After we decided to finish the night off at Fitzsimons where I went the last time I was in Dublin with Mike and Danny and really liked it there. To celebrate the same as the last time I was there, we had blue wkd's which are delicious and extremley overpriced! At the moment because the pound is the same as the euro, all drinks were basically double in price then what I pay in London so it hurt when I got the little receipt that said the wkd was 6 pound 75p!!! That's like 2 pints of beer right there!!

From this point on things get hazy and we had quite a few more wkd's and Bulmers. We were in the upstairs bars but eventually got kicked downstairs where I guess it turns into a "night club."
derekbilldaly says:
It was amazing having you over...haha my family still keep asking when you are coming back (even if im not here haha)
Posted on: Oct 24, 2009
B-Town says:
What's Ireland w/out a few alcoholic beverages eh?
Posted on: Feb 17, 2009
marksreynolds says:
Sounds, and looks like fun :)
Posted on: Feb 16, 2009
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Look how cute she is!!!!!!!!!!!
Look how cute she is!!!!!!!!!!!
Look at those beautiful 3 euro sho…
Look at those beautiful 3 euro sh…
Love this picture!!
Love this picture!!
Marley Park
Marley Park
Emma feeding the ducks
Emma feeding the ducks
Bryan in Speaker
Bryan in Speaker
Derek in Speaker
Derek in Speaker
Me and Christchurch
Me and Christchurch
I think this was at the Bull and C…
I think this was at the Bull and …
HAHAH
HAHAH
Me, Derek, and Bryan
Me, Derek, and Bryan
Me and my best bud!
Me and my best bud!
At the Porterhouse
At the Porterhouse
What can I say? Bryan loves me...h…
What can I say? Bryan loves me...…
Good times, good times
Good times, good times
We were supposed to pose for the p…
We were supposed to pose for the …
Mmmmm WKD
Mmmmm WKD
Hahah a bit wasted now
Hahah a bit wasted now
Do you see the common theme to the…
Do you see the common theme to th…
And again...
And again...
...and again...
...and again...
Derek loves his pink scarf
Derek loves his pink scarf
Sexy and Brooding?? Nah!!
Sexy and Brooding?? Nah!!
We like our drink
We like our drink
This is probably why I felt like c…
This is probably why I felt like …
yep...
yep...
We got a pair of manly men here
We got a pair of manly men here
Oh so manly
Oh so manly
Smashed
Smashed
8 km (5 miles) traveled
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