It was possibly even on my first day there that one of my colleagues exclaimed, "Your a Nipple then!". I was still getting used to the accent, similar, yet strange and wasn't quite sure I'd understood right. So asked for repetition. Then still not sure I'd heard right looked blank and got the following explanation:
Northern Irish (Professional) Person Living Elsewhere/in Exile.
With the penny finally dropping I nodded my ascent and started my second stint as a Nipple and entered the world of Nippledom. Over the years I have come across some interesting cultural lessons of just what a N.I.P.P.L.E. can encounter, expect and face in their life over the Irish Sea or maybe even further afield.
That is what this blog is going to be about. My insights, humorous anecdotes of fifteen years living away from Northern Ireland in and near two of the other capitals of the UK London and Edinburgh. I hope you enjoy them.