Our shuttle, the Paddy Wagon was coming for us at 5:10 am, but we were in the lobby by 5. The guy at reception wanted us to wait upstairs, but the chairs were much more comfortable downstairs by the front door. At 5:10 on the button, the doorbell rang, the reception guy ran down to unlock the door, but it was bread delivery for the restaurant.
By 5:20, I was getting nervous when the reception guy tells me sometimes the shuttle just does not show up. He added that they quit services over the Christmas holidays, never informing the hotel. Great! Just great! They did show and we did get to the airport on time, but they only go as far as the parking lot. You are on your own from there to walk the rest of the way.
Strangely, we did not have our passports stamped leaving Ireland, but we did going in. They did stamp us coming into Hungary. There were no munchkins returning with us. They must have found their pot of gold.
I made a good book haul with the 3 for 2 offers and special sales with some books that I had not known existed, some by authors I had never heard of before, but they sounded interesting.
Authors I have read and enjoyed, I have added these books:
Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci
206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Chosen One by Sam Bourne
New authors and titles include:
Tender Morsels: A Work of Genius by Marco Lanacan
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall
A Gate to the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Darkhouse by Alex Barclay
This will keep me in reading material at least until the end of October.