Saturday, November 01, 2008

It's not so bad here

Things in post Celtic Tiger Ireland may seem bad to us celtic pups but at least we have food in the shops for the winter. The town of Makkovik on the north coast of Labrador in Canada is already running low on staple foods and the shipping lanes are still open, when winter sets in properly there wont be any ships.
"There's no ketchup to buy, there's no mayonnaise, there's no salt beef," said Herb Jacque, the angajukK√Ęk, or mayor, of Makkovik.
In case you are wondering where Makkovik is, draw a line across from Ireland to Canada and in Newfoundland that line passes close to a place called Goose Bay, Makkovik is just above that. Aren't we lucky to have the gulf stream to keep us warm.

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