Monday, April 25, 2016

Good News, Bad News - No a Hernia, But a Relapsed Appendicitis!

Hiya everyone,

So this week I got good news, bad news, more good news and more bad news haha.

First good news.

I don't have a hernia!

Bad news is that I went to the GP to get it checked out and the doctor said I possibly have a relapsed appendicitis.

So the other good news, because its relapsed it means I'm not dead or dying just yet haha!

Bad news, if I push myself too hard it could burst or get back to being worse.

So they got me on some antibiotics and I hopefully will be getting scanned later this week or find out results from blood tests they took.

This week was kinda slow because we lost our car as well so we've been walking a lot because I can't bike too much.

We got to teach our most promising investigator Hussain who we are just waiting for him to get a visa to be baptized because he is a Muslim refugee wanting to convert.

We taught another person named Omar but he was more about trying to convert us to Muslim.

On Tuesday went on exchange/blitz in Dublin which was lots of fun being able to GQ people all day in the big city.

Not much else happened this week anyways love you all take care!


Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)
PS for Mom: By the way the doctors said at the moment don't need surgery so don't worry I'm fine :)

NOTES FROM MOM: Growing up I spent every summer visiting family in Dublin before heading down to Kerry to visit with grandparents. My Aunt's house was located in Harcourt Terrace, in the Georgian Quarter, not far from St. Stephens Green. We could walk through the "Green" down to Grafton Street and be in the center of the City in a very short time.

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city has an urban area population of 1,273,069. The population of the Greater Dublin Area, as of 2011, was 1,801,040 persons.

Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Acts of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland.

Dublin city is divided in two between the Northside and the Southside by the Liffey River. It is also divided into several quarters or districts.

Medieval Quarter
This is the oldest part of the city, which includes Dublin Castle, Christ Church and St Patrick's Cathedral along with the old city walls. It was part of the Dubh Linn settlement, this area became the home for the Vikings in Dublin.

Georgian Quarter
Dublin is renowned for its Georgian architecture. It boasts some of the world's finest Georgian buildings. It starts at St Stephen's Green and Trinity College up to the canal. Merrion Square, Saint Stephen's Green and Fitzwilliam Square are examples of this style of architecture.

Docklands Quarter
This area is Dublin Docklands which includes "Silicon Docks", Dublin's Tech Quarter located in the Grand Canal Dock area. Global giants such as Google, Facebook, Accenture and Twitter are based there. It used to be a derelict part of the city, but has undergone revitalization with the development of offices and apartments.

Cultural Quarter
Temple Bar is at the heart of Dublin's social and cultural life. It was once derelict but was then revitalized in the 1990s.

Creative Quarter
It is the newest district, created in 2012. It covers the area from South William Street to George's Street, and from Lower Stephen's Street to Exchequer Street. It’s a hub of design, creativity and innovation.

Dublin is administered by a City Council. The city is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city, with a ranking of "Alpha-", placing it among the top thirty cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.

Dublin – The River Livey

Grafton Street, Dublin

Dublin's most famous shopping street is the pedestrianized Grafton Street, which runs between St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College. It is the city's principal shopping area, and is also famous for its buskers.

St. Stephen's Green

Arch entrance into St. Stephen's Green

Harcourt Terrace – Image from Google Maps
Harcourt Terrace Houses, Where my Aunt and her family lived.

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