Friday, September 9, 2011

a stone's throw

so - we've found the place that we plan to move to in Cork. New landlord is ok with insane dog, (altho we didn't call her an insane dog when we asked about it) - to be honest we possibly seduced the new landlord a little unfairly with a big blue eyed smiley baby gooing at them, how could they resist?
The weird thing about the new place is that it's actually only a stone's throw from where I grew up - I mean literally... I could throw a stone from my front gate and hit my dad as he's mowing the lawn - not that I would... dad, if you're reading this, this is not a threat (and feel free to come over and mow our lawn when you're finished)
Anyway - it's weird, the thought of living so near my old home - I'd never been inside the house until earlier this week, but have most definitely sat on the front step of the porch - I have a memory of a transient friend who lived there - a little blonde girl who I played with mainly because she had a toy cashiers till that really seemed to work, with toy products to sell and everything... I have memories layered all round the estate - across the road was where I feel off the back of a toy tractor - and in my imagination somersaulted backwards down a steep hill whereas it's actually only a slight incline.
I have also been in the back garden, as to the left of it is the big wall that we used to use for tennis once a year after wimbledon - and whenever the ball went a little high - theirs was the back garden to be braved... I think the people who lived there at the time were ok about it - and I know insane dog will be more than ok about it if it still goes on, probly not, since today's kids are probly busy on their wiis etc
Anyways - am working now on the tin cans and string phones, it'll save a fortune in phone bills

12 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

Very cyclical! Nice to have family near when you have the tiny one too.
x

Titus said...

Oooh, that's a bit spooky. I don't know, in truth, whether I could.

Mind, that's a bit academic as my bit of Romford has been flattened for a new ringroad system.

Rachel's right though - family nearby very handy when one has children (and dogs). Best wishes for the settling in.

The Bug said...

My family would LOVE it if we moved back. But I'm pretty sure that way madness lies...

Niamh B said...

tis very circle of life alright Rachel - I reckon my parents'll probably move away after a few months of it!
Titus - I know what you mean - never thought I would ever return when I packed up to go at first but really it's no worse than anywhere else and yes tis gonna be lovely to have family so near.
Bug - it should make for good material at least?!! :D

The Dead Acorn said...

Remember, good fences make good neighbors ... make sure your dad knows that any tennis ball that comes over is now YOURS and that anyone foolish enough to think differently is asking for a rump full of buckshot.

Or you could bake them a pie and propose using the wall as a badminton net during co-hosted garden parties. Either way ...

Niamh B said...

Acorn - we don't share a wall - diagram going up soon to explain further

Domestic Oub said...

Everyone thinks I've moved home as our house is practically a replica of the one I grew up in... I have been trying to get my parents to move to Lucan, but they flatly refuse. I'm trying not to take it personally...hmmm...

120 Socks said...

I enjoyed d blog post, maybe a little too close to home perhaps, but sure there are worse places - luv d baby eyes to lull all around him into a false sense of security!

Dominic Rivron said...

Tin can and string phones! You've got me rummaging in the recycling box...

Niamh B said...

Couldn't get the diagram to stick - maybe in a future post. Oub, I'm sure they don't mean anything by it... (and careful what you wish for!)
Thanks Socks, definitely it's one of the nicest spots around east cork, so sure why not!?!
Dominic, let us know how it works out, am having awful trouble with interference here.

Words A Day said...

Loads of good material there... and maybe even a bit of babysitting? Not that you need to ever go out ever again once you have the tins rigged up...

Full of admiration for that till- Mine never opened properly after the first few times.

Niamh B said...

words, i think it might have even had play money and all...