Monthly Archives: January 2011


Ricky Gervais recently hosted the Golden Globe awards.  According to what I read in the Irish press, Hollywood was not too excited about what he said about them.  I like Gervais, Hollywood, a different story.  Gervais’ the “Office” was great but … Continue reading

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…gone looking for you

a swift breeze swept them away from a street vendor’s grip …rising quickly over buildings till almost out of sight on and on they floated dancing every which way to a destination in time … looking for you dropping slowly … Continue reading

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Buongiorno Venice and Arrivederci Ryanair

Ryanair Ryanair cattle car A few posts ago, I wrote about a full page advertisement that was in the Irish Times.  It featured a very attractive bikini clad girl proclaiming “F*ck the Freeze…fly Ryanair to the Sun”…Fairs start at €6. … Continue reading

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Understanding Cricket

I think I’ve gautit. After reading Emmet Riordan in the Irish Times (England make history in style) it becomes crystal clear to me what this game is all about.  He writes …it had seemed a formality  since the end of day … Continue reading

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A Tree in Abbeydown

It remains because I am convinced that God instructed the farmer who cleared the field many years ago to “let it grow”.  Indeed it has.  It is located in a field around the corner from our house.  I “discovered” it just recently. … Continue reading

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‘tweeners and a return to the Marlfield House

In basketball a ‘tweener is someone that is big and strong enough to play forward and agile and quick enough to play guard. The best example of a ‘tweener would have been Magic Johnson of the hated LA Lakers. My … Continue reading

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