Saturday, August 07, 2010
Vegetarian student DIGS in Maynooth (NUIM)
So this is my first attempt at self-promotion on our blog. And my first attempt to harness the power of google for my own purposes. So please forgive me, regular blog readers, if this is not to your taste.
Anyways, we have decided to let out our spare room for student digs. Basically our visitors were not that frequent (so far only my parents have used the room, although Claire is coming in the fall, but we still have 2 other double beds rooms) and the spare room is too nice to be used for bike storage. The room has a double bed, desk and wardrobe. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower, and it has it's own courtyard. It is very private as it's by the front door, whereas the other bedrooms are at the back of the house.
Student digs (for those of you not in Ireland) means that the renter is provided: breakfast, dinner and a snack. In our case we are vegetarian, and although we advertised on campus, apparently they don't include our vegetarian status in their ad, so we hoped to attract a vegetarian student who might google for digs. We are also fairly gluten free, and could go completely coeliac friendly. (News for those in Canada, but Brad's eczema seems to be responding to a wheat free diet... as is Nikolai's rosy cheeks. Apparently the red, rosy cheeks, that I always thought was because Nikolai was teething, wasn't teething at all --he now has all his teeth, but red cheeks persisted.)
Back to our rental ad, we do have a 2-year old... but the room is private, and Nikolai is on the more well behaved spectrum of children so you should have no problem keeping him out of your space. No smokers. And we'd ask that you get your laundry done on at the laundrette on Main street as our washer is less than prime. Please contact NUIM residence for our phone number, or leave a comment below.
I am somewhat confident that this ad will get searched... provided there are any vegetarians in Ireland (we've yet to meet any in Maynooth, but the co-op is completely vegetarian). Having looked through our recent hits, and found that someone apparently clicked on our website by googling Smithwicks!? I figure we should definitely come up in a search of vegetarian digs.
Today we've decided to have a Nikolai adventure... as he's been so patient while being dragged through museums. We gave him the choice of the Dublin Zoo or a Petting Farm. He chose a Petting Zoo. Even after we explained that he could have either the Zoo or the Petting farm, he is still insisting on going to the Petting Zoo. We'll probably wear our "sand castle shoes", and Nikolai will probably declare the zoo to be "pretty good" even if he doesn't get to pet an elephant.
We bought a new camera... in shocking hot pink (I think I dislike the pink 100% more than Brad does, but it was on a really good sale) so we should have a picture posted tonight! P.S. The picture is of the savanah. The zoo was fab; I don't think Nikolai actually believed that any of these animals really existed outside of stories before going to the zoo. He was absolutely stunned when he saw the first animals (elephants).