Saturday, September 02, 2006

A matchmaking festival ?


OK OK not another post on matchmaking ....well I can't help it , this topic keeps jumping in my lap on every site I visit. I was only reading the news when this BBC link beckoned me : 'Romantics flock to Irish Festival'.

"In the age of computer matchmaking and speed dating, the event in rural County Clare offers a slightly more old-fashioned romantic alternative.
Down the years the festival became known for attracting bachelor farmers who were in search of a bride. [...] Today, it pulls in large crowds from Ireland, the UK, the US and elsewhere, with single visitors hoping to meet their perfect match. [read more].



The festival has its own website now, so for anyone interested you could combine a visit to Europe with finding your better half as "The MatchMaking Festival starts on Friday September 1st and finishes on Sunday October 1st, 2006. It is mainly concentrated at the weekends but there is also music and dancing during the week."

You get to register with a professional matchmaker whose family have been in the business for 3 generations at least. This is so cool. Maybe I'll go find a gorgeous super romantic Irish lad with turquoise eyes and jet black hair ( should I add this to the Mr. Highlander list ? ).

11 comments:

UmmAminah said...

Saturday evenings with nowhere to go are quite boring, aren't they?

Esp when there's football on the telly, and DH can't be moved for love or money. Well, ain't gonna try money in any case

Non-Blogging said...

Maybe I'll go find a gorgeous super romantic Irish lad with turquoise eyes and jet black hair ( should I add this to the Mr. Highlander list ? ).

What about a gorgeous Finnish redneck with blue eyes and diminishing blonde hair, perhaps a professional farmer who would ride into the sunset with you on his tractor ;-)? If interested in that type, here's a matchmaking festival you should try:

http://www.hakupaalla.com/

There's little information in English but I guess that gives you an idea whether this would be a Highlander-comfort event or not he he he.

Check "Kuva-albumi" from the left to check whether the faces there belong to hotties or not.

We have another festival like that, too, but I won't link it as it's slightly more indecent and once again we have decent Muslim readers here ;-).

Highlander said...

Hi Um Aminah, in Malta and nowhere to go ? the weather is beautiful now a walk at 'ar i dud would be great :)
OH and I hate football, no offense to football fans out there .

NBA, I checked that site , understood nothing of course but only the principle :) Now you the second guy to wish me married to a farmer . An old friend of mine who no longer frequents this blog told me I should be with a farmer and not having discussions on blogs :) when he did not like my ideas.

But why farmers why :) ? sniff sniff

programmer craig said...

Oh, DM!! You mean DM! I miss him! Despite him trying to marry you off to a farmer!

Chris in MB said...

Hey what's wrong with farming & farmers!?!

I would love earn a living as a farmer. Driving a tractor is loads of fun! Owning lots of land, being self sufficient. You've really got to give it a try!

Non-Blogging said...

Now you the second guy to wish me married to a farmer . An old friend of mine who no longer frequents this blog told me I should be with a farmer and not having discussions on blogs :) when he did not like my ideas.

No, I don't but if you think Finnish farmers are hot, I can warmly recommend this festival to you ;-). Never been there myself, however.

He he he, somehow I can't imagine you milking a cow in shebsheb zanoubas and then blogging about that here LOL.

Highlander said...

Chris :) I don't mind farmers at all, in fact I fancy having a big farm with olive trees and almond trees and orange trees . My house on the farm would have 14 rooms at least a huge kitchen, cats, dogs,gazelles and I get to drive a Toyota land Cruiser with built in GPS and computer system all over the place. I would have satellite and broadband at home; so really it would be the best of both worlds. I can indulge in the noble sport of horse riding and dipping in the swimming pool which would be de rigueur of course ;)

NBA :) I would get up to watch the milking of the cows and would drink fresh camel milk which is so healthy ( + a rumoured aphrodisiac). Of course I could do the token tractor photoshoot lol. Now that is my idea of living in a farm => do you have a candidate :) Do the hot Finnish farmers provide this ?

Non-Blogging said...

He he he, let's see what I presume an ordinary hot or not that hot Finnish farmer would have from your wish list:

- olive trees: nope, don't grow here
- almond trees: see above
- orange trees: see above
- 14 rooms at least: too big and don't forget the heating costs (we've no oil but we've lots of cold ;-))
- a huge kitchen: possible
- cats: likely
- dogs: very likely, good companions for the hunting season and keeping nosy neighbours away
- gazelles: on TV if you watch nature documentaries ;-)
- a Toyota land Cruiser with built in GPS and computer system: probably a rusted Lada ;-)
- satellite: not needed, just for TV
- broadband at home: very likely
- I can indulge in the noble sport of horse riding: possible
- dipping in the swimming pool: no way, you have to take a sauna and dip in the lake afterwards ;-)
- I would drink fresh camel milk: only if it's transported to you from Libya by a private jet ;-).

So, no match. Keep on trying with Libyan camel herders LOL.

Chris in MB said...

Hey! I've got all that but minus the big house. Ohh yeah also the:

Land Cruiser = Rusty Dodge NewYorker
gazelles = Deer & Rabbits
olive trees = Saskatoon Berries
almond trees = Choke Cherries
orange trees = Alfalfa Pasture
swimming pool = Lake Winnipeg

programmer craig said...

Our California farmers can provide all that! And grapes too!

Non-Blogging said...

Little kids compete at school whose Daddy has the biggest car, big kids compete in the blogosphere whose farmers have the most produce LOL.