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Dublin Day 2

What a strange feeling waking up on a choir trip with no hangover! I feel a bit like I’m cheating. Another glorious day; those of us of an optimistic disposition are thankful (smug?) we packed shorts and sandals. The coach takes us direct to the cathedral bright and early, in time to start rehearsing at 10. We’re singing music which …
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Dublin day 1

My first off-shore trip with Exultate Singers and it’s bound to be a cracker. The theme of the airport wait and flight was the tight-fistedness and no-frills-ness of Ryanair. Having not flown with them before I was somewhat in the dark but only too happy to join in the banter (“you mean you’d like to breathe oxygen in the cabin?” …
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Day 5: Bazaar and more bizarre

So if I can survive on 4-5 hours sleep a night on holiday, why can’t I do it back home? Surprisingly enough, we all got up, had breakfast and took ourselves and our hangovers out for one last excursion. We headed for the Grand Bazaar and purchased obligatory gifts for friends and rellies. The novelty of haggling things down to …
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Sleep deprivation and choral hooliganism: Istanbul day 4

Little sleep last night and early dress rehearsal for concert tonight. Not clever. Still I’m not the only one; we’re in it together plus there’s a long break this afternoon to catch up on sleep. Another balmy sunny day – anything up to 20 degrees I would estimate — so we take a ferry across the golden horn to the …
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I had visitors. Day 3.

I had visitors. At 05:30. Rob and Eve, still partying hard, were very insistent that I join them for beer and raki. Erm – no thanks. When I got back to sleep an hour later, nine o’clock didn’t seem as much of a lie-in as it had the previous evening… Still, I was in a better state than the dirty …
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