January Blooz! 21/01/2008

Its now truly over!!!…the festivities…the dancin round the Christmas tree…the whisky breakfast…all over for another year! So as we all feel the january-anti-climax we are coming close to the end of the winter blues!well techincally that is, we know the winter in Ireland lasts about 10 months longer than other European countries!!
This months big news is that we are to lose yet another member of the beloved Avalon team, the feisty Argentinian-Erica Quani Slopalopolis, best known for outstanding work ethics, her constant passion for the 16a and her funky dress sense!!!The newly slimmed-down Erica (see previous blog entry) and her housemate Elena have decided enough is enough with Ireland and are hitting the not-so-tropical Alpine region to work on the slopes for the foreseeable future!she will be sadly missed by staff and I’m sure one or two customers! So in the spirit of helping each other out we have compiled a list of useful phrases Erica and whoever of ye who intend on hitting a French speaking area in the distant future…

1. Ou est le bar le plus près? Where is the nearest bar?

2. Ma clef ne marche pas! My key dosn’t work

3. Aidez moi!! J’ai perdu mon passeport, chien, hotel, amis, pantalon! Help Me! I’ve lost my passport, dog, hotel, friend, trousers!

4. Non merci, Je suis marié! No thank you, I’m married

5. L’escargots?! T’es dingue! Snails?! Are you mental?!

Though these are some of the basics the keen traveller will need to know its also handy to keep a dictionary and a Lonely Planet with you at all times!
We wish Erica all the best and and were gonna miss her loads!

In more January news…nothing really happens in January so lets all hope for a really deadly February!!!Its only a short one so not long now til Paddys day folks wahoooooooo!

Its now truly over! 20/01/2008
Its now truly over!!!…the festivities…the dancin round the Christmas tree…the whisky breakfast…all over for another year! So as we all feel the january-anti-climax we are coming close to the end of the winter blues!well techincally that is, we know the winter in Ireland lasts about 10 months longer than other European countries!!
This months big news is that we are to lose yet another member of the beloved Avalon team, the feisty Argentinian-Erica Quani Slopalopolis, best known for outstanding work ethics, her constant passion for the 16a and her funky dress sense!!!Erica and her housemate have decided enough is enough with Ireland and are hitting the not-so-tropical Alpine region to work on the slopes for the foreseeable future!she will be sadly missed by staff and Im sure one or two customers! So in the spirit of helping each other out we have compiled a list of useful phrases Erica and whoever of ye who intend on hitting a French speaking area in the distant future…
Happy New Yeeeeaaarrrrrr!!!!! 06/01/2008

As we all welcome in 2008 with many a song and even more many-a-drink its hard for us nevertheless to not have the winter blues! While the temperature outside is hitting about Minus 2000 degrees all of us here at the Avalon are contently warm due to all the insulation we have recently required over the past few weeks! Im not talking about fibreglass wall stuffing or lagging jackets here folks, I refer of course to the extra layers flab that surrounds our waste lines due to us all thinking eating selection boxes for breakfast and washing them down with Whiskey will never have a downside!
Well as were all good people here at Avalon House we will give you some helpful hints to get rid of those excess holiday pounds and all this… free of charge!!! Theres no need to join any gym or buy any fancy new fangled bicycle-strider-runnery type things either…Just follow these 3 simple steps!

1 – Substitute your daily intake of Bavaria/Dutch Gold/Chianti with fruit juice, diet drinks or even water (its a mixer for whiskey)
2 – Despite what we all think, channel surfing on the couch is not actually a sport, so as demonstrated by our lovely Italian pudgy-pixie-type-receptionist Silvia (Who recently turned 24 ), cycling is the way forward!Just 1 to 2 hundred kilometres every day will have those buns of steel you’ve all dreamed of!
3 – At times we all convince oursleves that if we fork out hundreds of € on expensive training equipment then the pounds will just fall out – WRONG. All you need is a long stick,sweeping brush or pool cue and away you go! depending on how strong you feel, one can adjust the weights they lift, as Erica MacFattyFattyFatterson demonstrates by bench-pressing 2 strapping young receptionists!

I assure you all these 3 steps will change your lives, come see Silvia and Erica now! They still wear yellow but hey! at least theyre skinny!

Athbhliain faoi Daoibh, Buon Anno, próspero año nuevo, Happy New Year, Glückliches Neujahr, bonne année and feliz ano novo!

Happy New Yeeeeaaarrrrrr!!!!!


As we all welcome in 2008 with many a song and even more many-a-drink its hard for us nevertheless to not have the winter blues! While the temperature outside is hitting about Minus 2000 degrees all of us here at the Avalon are contently warm due to all the insulation we have recently required over the past few weeks! Im not talking about fibreglass wall stuffing or lagging jackets here folks, I refer of course to the extra layers flab that surrounds our waste lines due to us all thinking eating selection boxes for breakfast and washing them down with Whiskey will never have a downside!
Well as were all good people here at Avalon House we will give you some helpful hints to get rid of those excess holiday pounds and all this… free of charge!!! Theres no need to join any gym or buy any fancy new fangled bicycle-strider-runnery type things either…Just follow these 3 simple steps!

1 – Substitute your daily intake of Bavaria/Dutch Gold/Chianti with fruit juice, diet drinks or even water (its a mixer for whiskey)
2 – Despite what we all think, channel surfing on the couch is not actually a sport, so as demonstrated by our lovely Italian pudgy-pixie-type-receptionist Silvia (Who recently turned 24 ), cycling is the way forward!Just 1 to 2 hundred kilometres every day will have those buns of steel you’ve all dreamed of!
3 – At times we all convince oursleves that if we fork out hundreds of € on expensive training equipment then the pounds will just fall out – WRONG. All you need is a long stick,sweeping brush or pool cue and away you go! depending on how strong you feel, one can adjust the weights they lift, as Erica MacFattyFattyFatterson demonstrates by bench-pressing 2 strapping young receptionists!

I assure you all these 3 steps will change your lives, come see Silvia and Erica now! They still wear yellow but hey! at least theyre skinny!

Athbhliain faoi Daoibh, Buon Anno, próspero año nuevo, Happy New Year, Glückliches Neujahr, bonne année and feliz ano novo!