- The kettle is always on. I have literally never drank so much tea in my life. Now that I’m a student I spend loads of time reading books and there’s nothing to get it into your head like a cup of tea.
- There are more prayers being said than in the Vatican. My grandfather lives with us and he is a big fan of praying so you can be sure that no matter what time of the day you call in, there will be one prayer or another being said!
- You get a bit of holy water on the way out the door. I don’t know if it’s actually holy water or if it’s just tap water but it’s powerful stuff
- Heat is like a member of the family. They talk about heat in this house like it’s a real person; “come in here and don’t let the heat out” “There’s no heat in this house!” “We may keep the heat in now! Needless to say that if anyone meets Heat out on the road, return it to the nearest house immediately as someone is missing it like no one’s business
- It’s like a drop in centre. I never know who is going to be in the house at any given day or time. It could be a neighbor, a relative, a friend, an animal, you just never know.
- No one uses the front door. Sometimes I wonder why we even have one. It’s for official visitors only. The kids who come to music classes with us use it and so does the postman. So do the politicians when they come round. The end.
- Sometimes we lock the doors and sometimes we don’t. (Joke, thieves, we have a state of the art security system) But really, like all good Irish household, there’s usually always someone here so locking the doors isn’t really a priority.
- It’s essential to go to town for the messages. The put the messages in presses. It’s a weekly tradition, a big shopping on a Friday or a Saturday to last the week. It’s gone from a lot of houses but it still happens in Browne’s
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