Saturday, February 16, 2008

Northern Ireland

A while ago, I saw a novel in the local library about a family in Northern Ireland. On the front cover was a photograph of different sized shoes left by a door.

As far as I know, removing shoes at the door is not that common in Northern Ireland. I dare say that could change. I know there is a large Chinese community in Northern Ireland.

Anybody from Northern Ireland care to comment?


Andrew said...

Hey Matthew!

I'm from Northern Ireland. Most people here don't have a shoes-off home and even the homes where the family take their shoes off at the door tend not to ask visitors to remove their shoes. So it really isn't that common. Pity really.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...


Well if you adopt the custom you can set an example.

Thanks for commenting.

Funnily enough, I am reading some sermons by Ian Paisley right now. I don't know how he is regarded in your circles, but I do like his preaching.

God Bless


Andrew said...

Hi Matthew,

Do you not find Paisley to be a tad bombastic!? It puts me off him somewhat. And then of course his political stances of late haven't endeared themselves to me but that's another issue :)

God bless you Matthew,

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Andrew, I know what you mean about Paisley being bombastic, but it makes a change from the sort of preaching one generally hears in England.

And occasionally he comes across as a little self-important. But he still says some good stuff.

Every Blessing in Christ