..from Palo Alto.
I checked the weather before I came out and it looked like early 20’s. In Ireland that means you need a cardigan cos of the breeze. Here it means anything heavier than linen feels like your wearing an overcoat. Emergency rush to the shop to buy lighter clothes.
One funny note. Queuing for immigration, a cheerful officer announced, “Ok, you folks from Ireland, All those in favour of Lisbon this way; the No Votes over there!” I obediently took my place in the yes queue. I was impressed yer man even knew it was going on.
And oh joy, one of fingerprints matched so I got through without having to be taken off to a room to explain why I have no fingerprints. The last time I came through they took fingerprints of all 10 digits so the fresh set are matching up at last.
I’ll be doing a column this week and am meeting the good folks from Enterprise Ireland later who will tell me how well the Irish are doing here. Standby…