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My sister suddenly wanted to write a new will before she left on a trip. Her old one was very out of date. I was able to download WillMaker, draft a new will, find two witnesses and get the job done. Her financial affairs are simple but she still plans to see an estate lawyer. Meanwhile she has peace of mind.
Five gastro doctors and years later, I finally reached bottome after numerous intestional surgeries and decided if I could find help I would do whatever was necessary. I take on and off courses of specific antibiotics after my new gastro doctor did a little known test that had to be sent across country to the cutting edge Massachusetts to find the critters in my body, I take high quality specific probiotics and I STAY on this diet. Two months later, things are beginning to turn around. Choices are be sick all the time and in agony or get your dicipline on and just DO IT>
Finally, I am taking the third (and most fun!) Wilton class at my local Joan Fabric store and I am loving this book! One look at the cover, and I was "in." This book explains the gum paste and fondant techniques beautifully, with very well photographed examples. I recommend this book most highly with its inspiring and easy-to-follow instructions.
When researching our self-drive trip to Ireland, I had no idea where to start, where to finish, what to see, what were the tourist traps to avoid, what was a must-see etc. After reading this book and putting post-its on the sites I'd like to see I was easily able to plan a 10 day driving tour for myself and our friends.
We were not disappointed in one thing we saw! We started out in Dublin, up to Newgrange, Down to Wicklow,visited the Glendalough Monastery which is a site to see, on to Kilkenny, Rock of Cashel, Cahir, Cobh (there for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic), to Kenmare, through Kerry, to Dingle, up to Adare and Limerick. 1400 miles in 10 days! Miles -not kilometers! (Note to all you would be travelers - you MUST have an Atlas with you and not just rely on your GPS. Our GPS was about 70% accurate, at best, putting us out in fields, trying to send us down one way roads.. Get the COLLINS ATLAS for Ireland, you'll need it along with your GPS - just FYI)
We used the book the most when we did the self-drive of the Ring of Kerry and knew where to go to see the ring fort (you wont find it without this book) and what were the best things to see as we drove. We also read out of it when visiting The Rock of Cashel although we did use their tour guide there. Going in the offseason of April was great as nothing was overrun with tourists.
Rick Steve's suggestion to visit Dingle was probably the best suggestion of the whole book. I almost skipped Dingle figuring I'd do the more 'touristy Ring of Kerry'. That would have been a major mistake. Dingle is wonderful! We could have easily stayed 2 nights in Dingle. Go to Dingle! And thanks Rick!
We also found accommodations that he recommended absolutely up to par: Zuni in Kilkenny, Hawthorne House in Kenmare.
No he doesn't mention Limerick (we stopped at King Johns castle - that was a disappointment, town is busy and while its a big town - well..in a book this size you can't mention everything. ) We did stop in Adare and stayed at the Adare Country House which was magnificent with the nicest people ever and tour the Adare Manor. We stayed in Dromoland Castle though instead of Adare Manor.
So yes while not every town or big hotel is mentioned, I would suggest you absolutely use this book as a starting point to plan your trip but don't be afraid to look up other towns, go on websites, visit Trip Advisor etc to find other places along the way.
Out of the 5 Ireland books I used to plan my trip, this was the one that made it in the carry-on. Next stop.. Rick Steve's Spain! Here I come!