Remember that scorching hot May bank holiday weekend in 2007 when you went camping in Mullingar? Of course you do, because the novelty of those two blissful sun-baked days will remain in your memory more than 100 roasty Bondi Beach ones.
Straightforward tea. Try ordering a cuppa tea almost anywhere else and you’ll soon find out it doesn’t exist. Instead it comes in a variety of sizes in a multitude of languages with several different types of milk, fat content, flavours and temperatures designed to confuse and bewilder anyone.
25. Snow days
In countries susceptible to freezing weather, they have a thing called an infrastructure. This means when snow arrives everyone goes to work and society doesn’t break down. Thankfully in Ireland no one bothers with such a thing. Three inches of snow forecast? Welcome to bandit country.
*Originally published in 2013