Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Silly Old Vampire
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Clontarf is well known to be the home of Bram Stoker, creator of Dracula. But there is much more to Dublin 3 than this horrific tale, soon to be celebrated in this year's Bram Stoker Festival.

You may not be familiar with it, but Nolan's of Clontarf is an excellent supermarket. It has great variety and quality of produce, constant attention to detail by an extensive and friendly staff and reasonable prices. What more can I say?

A lot, it appears.

As Halloween approaches some very weird characters have been turning up in the store. While they are mostly congregating around the vegetable area they are also popping up in other areas.

So what's afoot?

Wise looking Old Gentleman

Let's ask this wise looking old gentleman, shall we?

It appears we have just arrived in time for a spooks' wedding.

The Bride

The Groom

The Witnesses

The Celebrant

Granny and the Fruits of Love

Leftovers at knockdown prices

The Complete Web of Intrigue

You can see all these characters in Nolan's up to the end of the month.

So when your doing your shopping, have a word with some of them and weave your own Halloween story when you get home.

Everyone can be a Bram Stoker. Let no one tell you otherwise.

Update 29/10/2016

It really is amazing. Every time I revisit the store I see yet more spooks. I don't know if they are breeding while I'm gone or whether I just missed them first time round, they being so many.

Anyway, here's an update:

Looks like this newly married guy has now eloped with the cook.

But his freedom may be short lived if this guy catches up with him.

Perhaps he should have listened to the wise young witch (now who does she remind me of?).

Or heeded the original celebrant when he intoned "till death do us part". Though that phrase didn't carry much weight under the circumstances.

No doubt this guy will sort him out before it's time to return to the crypt.

And as time is running out, let's wish our friends a happy haunting over the weekend.

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