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  • If You Could Have Something From Ireland or Scotland....

    ....What would it be? My son is traveling through Europe for 2 months and will be spending a few weeks with his best friend who lives in Scotland. They will probably travel to Ireland. Unfortunately, he will be missing my birthday, so I have requested something from Ireland or Scotland, but am not sure exactly how to narrow it down. So if you could splurge and get something from either country, what would it be?
    Lori T
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    A Conemara or Irish Sport horse
    Auventera Two:Some women would eat their own offspring if they had some dipping sauce.
    Serious Leigh: it sounds like her drama llama should be an old schoolmaster by now.

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    • #3
      A Connemara would be my first choice. A kilt would be my second.
      I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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      • #4
        Ditto the horse!

        Failing that, maybe some tea? A warm sweater or scarf?
        My Mustang Adventures - Mac, my mustang | Annwylid D'Lite - my Cob filly

        "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran

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        • #5
          An ISH would be my first choice but if it is something you have to be able to put in a suitcase, it would be a new Irish knit sweater from the Blarney Woolen Mills.
          In the dark ages when I was there last, they were gorgeous and not that expensive for what you were getting.
          Or some Waterford Crystal
          There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.(Churchill)

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          • #6
            A heavyweight Irish hunter. Or a tweed hacking jacket.

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            • #7
              Ok,ok.... Outside of a horse, I have sweaters from both that I love. They are my go-to winter riding sweaters and have lasted through years of abuse!

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              • #8
                I got a woolen ball cap

                When Auburn went over, she brought me one back as a gift. Great for wet rainy days. I love it and wear it often.

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                • #9
                  Definitely a sweater! I have an Irish wool sweater that is my absolute favorite!!! It's beautiful and the warmest sweater I have ever owned. It has also held up longer than any sweater I have ever owned. Maybe a nice scarf.
                  Unashamed Member of the Dressage Arab Clique
                  CRAYOLA POSSE= Thistle

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                  • #10
                    A wool Whitney stripe quarter sheet or stable rug.

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                    • #11
                      A description of where he went and what he saw and whether or not he enjoyed it.

                      Oh! Lots of pictures to post here.
                      “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                      St. Padre Pio

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                      • #12
                        I was lucky enough to study abroad in Ireland for a year while I was in college (just graduated in May). He is going to have a blast! I will say that I brought home a few wool sweaters and jackets, but my favorite thing is the wool blanket I brought back. I bought it when I was visiting the Aran Isalnds with friends and although it wasn't cheap (about 70 euro) I use it all the time. Sweaters are great too, just beware some styles size a bit differently and some can be a tad unflattering (of course if you wear it around the house like me that doesn't really matter!).

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                          #13
                          Good suggestions on the sweater....sorry, horses won't fit in a backpack! My son is going to be traveling to Berlin, Greece, Croatia and then to Ireland and Scotland. I am so envious and yes, he will enjoy himself and have lots of pictures! I am so happy for him. Six months ago he was engaged to a bitch. A week after getting engaged, he discovered she had been cheating on him. Devastated, he packed up and left the house they had built in Atlanta and moved back home, with his engineering firm letting him work here. He has landed his dream job with an international engineering firm and will not have to report for work until June, hence the backpacking trip to Europe. Ah, to be young and single with not ties!
                          Lori T
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                          www.facebook.com/LoriTankelPhotography
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                          • #14
                            An Aran or Fairisle sweater - just to add to the chorus.
                            Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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                            • #15
                              Irish Terrier...
                              Originally posted by BigMama1
                              Facts don't have versions. If they do, they are opinions
                              GNU Terry Prachett

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                              • #16
                                A Beleek strand basket. I have an old one and the finish is pearlescent and looks almost wet. Beautiful stuff. From what i udnerstand, the clay is actually woven, not stamped into the pattern.
                                http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BELLEEK-LA...item257b7faf74
                                from sunridge1 Go get 'em Roy! Stupid clown shoe nailing, acid pouring bast@rds.

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                                • #17
                                  Another vote for a sweater. In Glasgow they make these tweedy looking sweaters on knitting machines. Always regretted I didn't buy myself one....

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                                  • #18
                                    A new boyfriend with a great accent!
                                    "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." –Bradley Trevor Greive

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                                    • #19
                                      Something by Dubarry, their clothes are stunning and so well cut.
                                      No hugging dear. I'm British, we only show affection to dogs and horses.

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                                      • #20
                                        Galaxie Bars...sigh. I think I consumed one a day the whole two months I was there. Assuming you aren't as addicted to chocolate as me, if he can make it to the Horseware Wearhouse in Dundalk there are lots of nice coats, scarves, sweaters etc.

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