A Week in the Summer, Galway Style

A Week in the Summer, Galway Style

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My mother-in-law Erika visited Mauritius many times after her marriage, as her husband Serge was a native of that tropical island. During one such visit she had some furniture made for her by a Mauritian-Chinese craftsman, the community of whom were well-known on the island as skilled carpenters. The main pieces included a carved mahjong table and a matching drinks cabinet, the latter of which is a sort of James Bond version, with side flaps and bits that lift up and so on. Since my first visit to Erika’s home in London, when I sat at the little table with a prawn sandwich and a cup of tea – the first example of her warm hospitality towards me – I loved her exotic furniture. Many years have passed since then and my mother-in-law has moved to a smaller apartment, and she has passed on some of her furniture. My husband Marcel and I are the lucky recipients of the mahjong table and drinks cabinet, but we were faced with the problem of how to get it over to Ireland. The problem was solved by Marcel’s big brother Ian, who hired a van and brought the furniture over to us, having a week’s holiday in Ireland with us to sweeten the deal. This is a PREMIUM access article. We use a simple to use web wallet that can be filled up using a credit card, PayPal or with XLM using a secure payment system. Once you have paid, you will have ongoing access to the article from the device (tablet, phone, PC) that you used to pay for it. You can access the post by topping up your web wallet with 20 stellar lumen tokens (the price of a stellar lumen is currently usd ) if you haven’t already done so and then making a micropayment of 2 lumens to continue reading this post  

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