12 August 2010

Clive meets James Joyce, Bob the Builder and Dracula - all in the one day ....

Clive met James Joyce on Tuesday ... (and that was quite some likeness to Mr Joyce yesterday in Petey's art review!)
and Sean O'Casey and a few more famous Irish writers ...
The girls decided who to meet next ... (cousin Soline is visiting from France) so guess who she wanted to see ....
"Oui, c'est General de Gaulle!"
Murray meanwhile took Clive down to the basement to the Dungeon of Horrors! He loved Dracula! All that blood and the wooden stake through the heart just fascinated him!
as did Frankenstein (the only time Clive has ever barked on duty was at Frankenstein on Tuesday and you really couldn't blame him!)
He felt much more at home in this room full of politicians - he could think of plenty of things to get 'political' about! However, in the presence of the Rev Ian Paisley, Britsh Prime Minister John Major, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, George Mitchell and John Hume - he decided just to pose along with the men behind the 'Good Friday Agreement'. This Agreement signed in 1998 finally brought peace to Northern Ireland.
Murray was much more interested in this little yellow sponge he met down the corridor - yes, it's Spongebob Squarepants! We did eventually get to move away from Spongebob!
But only because Bob the Builder was around the corner ...
Yes, we were quite some time with Bob and his cat! Murray was so happy here that it was difficult to move him on ...
Eventually though we got to leave the National Wax Museum. This new interactive museum in Temple Bar in Dublin was great fun. The museum is housed in the historic landmark Armoury Building which was the home to Ireland's bullion and arms stores.

Clive and Murray will be back .....


  1. That looks like such a great place. Our humans have visited the equivalent in London and it is quite spooky how good the likenesses are....!
    We thought Dracula looked very scary. Murray was very brave.
    We love Bob the Builder - we were thinking of you today when we saw a little video of Bob the Builder along with others!
    It was the 2009 Children in Need video with Peter Kay. You have probably seen it but if not check it out on You Tube, Murray would love it.
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  2. Well, well, quite a full day there! You certainly have all the celebrity connections, don't you? ;) Looks like a fun time...

  3. That looked like so much fun! I looked all threw your NYC trip! I love NYC, I use to go down their for sales calls. I would take the train from my home and it would take about 4 hours from New England! I use to take my mother with me. I also took my daughter there a year or so ago for modeling! Fun stuff!!
    I love your picture on the bottom of the page. That is great idea!

  4. That museum looks fascinating! I am betting Mom would have taken hours to get through it. You are awfully lucky to be able to see it!


  5. What a great time!

    Thanks fur sharing your fun!

    Khyra and Khousin Merdie

  6. Holy cow what an awesome place. You sure met a lot of people. BOL Have fun
    Benny & Lily

  7. What a great place! I remember visiting the London Wax Museum as a child.

  8. What a fun trip! We would have barked at Frankenstein too, Clive!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. What a fun day - we would have barked at Frankenstein too - and maybe a few more!!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  10. What a fun place for everyone!!! We are sorry we haven't made it to a lot of your posts but we have lots of family visiting and busy days and nights - we hope to be back to normal in a little while. But thanks for stopping by to visit us too.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  11. This looks great. I must check it out. Thanks for the tour. And I too can understand the barking...

  12. Seems that you have had a wonderful time.

    nice woooh

  13. Hi Clive! Mom is really liking your vacation photos. We think it is way cool you get to go in to all those places.
    your pals, Morgan & Maisie

  14. Those guys sure don't move around much, do they? Kind of remind me of ME!