But ‘Washing The House’ was a new service to me.
If one is proficient as a painter and decorator, I would not be surprised to see marketing also mention wallpapering, possibly tiling or even building repairs.
But ‘Washing The House’ was a new service to me.
I suspect that Dungarvan Tourism are subsiding Bus Éireann fares to encourage passengers to spend some time in the town.
The bus from Waterford to Cork stops at Davitts Quay in Dungarvan. To avail of an €18 return trip to Cork, maybe the passenger has to get off and wait for the next bus.
I expect that the many people in Sales, Marketing, Ad Production and Proof Reading in Bus Éireann all knew that the Dungarvan tickets were cheaper and that the message on the back of the bus is correct.
With so many involved, it could never be a mistake, could it?
Maybe there is someone, west of Dingle, actually reading my meandering thoughts and scribbles.
Maybe Dingle Distillery spotted the issue themselves.
Maybe Obi-Wan Kenobi dropped the rogue off when he was passing.
However it arrived, the rogue fada has landed at Milltown bridge.
Permission has changed to a hundred.
And there may even be more.
I have spotted a few tweets about the number of ‘Quarters’ in Cork. When the list was at four, it was thought that Cork had reached Peak Quarter, but then the list reached five - Huguenot, Victorian, Trinity, Digital and Brewery.
It appears to be the latest buzz-word for marketing people so there could well be others lurking around the city but there are at least three more to add to that list – Shandon Historic, Shandon Cultural and City.
I suspect that those marketing people may need to start thinking of something new.
I wonder how long it will take for those ‘quarters’ to be consigned to the less desirable addresses as could be argued happened to the ‘Lanes’ as remembered by Frank McCourt before Opera Lane attempted a revival.
Marketing people could well argue that there is no such thing as bad publicity and that it is ‘the message’ that is the most important thing to be communicated.
For T. K. Maxx, they achieved those objectives.
This pedant accepts that he is in a (very small) minority that is discouraged from shopping where the shop cannot be bothered with accuracy. I am most likely not their target audience…..
Having spotted quite a references today recognising it as Star Wars Day, ‘May the 4th be with you’, I thought it a good day to mention the advertising campaign of the ItMustBeDingle Art Gallery.
It brought a definite smile to this face when I came across them a while back with the site of the new film being set up in the background.
Last week, I spotted this angel on the façade of Boots Chemist on Grafton Street.
It did intrigue as to how long it may have been there. I was not able to find any old photographs online.
There were quite a few Instagram sites with similar photographs but the gem of knowledge was provided by Rua Ruth who educated me that the angel is only resident since 1990, pre-dating Boots, having been made around 1900 and kept an eye on Youghal for many years.
The ‘To Do’ list has now got a note for old photographs of Youghal to try to find its original home.
I hadn’t spotted a flying apostrophe for a while.
A walk up Shandon Street recently confirmed that they are still around – they have not gone away are not likely to do so for some time.
A while back, I spotted a tweet about the new roller shutter at Broderick’s Pharmacy on Barrack Street.
I had to go and take a photograph myself.
I think that I prefer the painted shutter of Vikki’s but I do very much like the printed shutter at Broderick’s.
It is such an improvement on the dark and cold streetscape created by roller shutters.
Would it not be good if the local authorities insisted that each and every roller shutter was treated as an art canvas and the artwork had to be submitted for approval?
This is not the first time, or even the second time, that the word ‘extention’ has made an appearance on the blog.
It has not yet made an appearance into the MacMillan Dictionary, Collins Dictionary or Chambers Dictionary.
Maybe I have come across a campaign by Irish builders for the inclusion of the word ‘extention’ in the dictionaries as an alternative to ‘extension’ – or maybe not……
I took these photographs on Christy Ring Bridge in Cork last September. They had been used some months before to keep in place advertising banners for campaign for electric cars – ‘Join The Drive For Greener Cork’.
The banners were placed on the balustrading to quite a few bridges over one weekend. A large banner was also used to hide a derelict building on Grand Parade.
The cable ties remain in place on Christy Ring Bridge – together with tens more like them. They were not removed with the advertising banner. I have not checked to see if Michael Collins Bridge, and others, are similarly decorated.
There may be zero fuel costs, emissions and parking costs. Unfortunately, Drive4zero cannot say the same regarding litter pollution.
Murphy’s Stout has now been uploaded to the Old Ads section - HERE
This includes quite a number of old moulded plaster signs which I do very much like.
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