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Scotland the brave – not the Braveheart – on September 18

I love absolutely everything about Scotland – but Braveheart doesn’t do it for me… for very personal reasons. ‘Land o’ the high endeavour Land o’ the shining river land o’ my heart forever Scotland the brave.’ The other day, http://www.journal.ieContinue reading

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Away from the manger

We all know it’s a given that Christmas lights won’t work when you finally dig them out of their hiding place… but there’s another Christmas hex to beware of… Anyone who has ever bought into the business of decking the … Continue reading

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After the thrill is gone

The Eagles play the O2 Dublin in June 2014.  This witchy woman – a fan for 40 years – is ‘worrying ’bout this wasted time’. Something momentous happened today, gentle reader.  I’m not saying it was a good thing, but … Continue reading

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Pedalling, picnics and St Thomas of the Greenway.

A bridge too far for the ET wannabe It occurs to me that I better follow up on the post of last week lest anyone thinks I either chickened out of the cycle or that I’m lying in a half-dead … Continue reading

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Any day now, they’ll call me ‘dear’.

Just because you pre-date the age of technology doesn’t mean you’re thick or half dead. It’s time they started playing myTune at iTunes. Some years ago, a telly ad for the Financial Regulator featured a bus full of regular passengers … Continue reading

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The human face of high-profile parenting

‘Home Alone’ scenarios can happen to the most responsible of parents.  Been there – almost.  It’s simply called being human. I don’t propose to pronounce on David Cameron as a politician or pass comment in any way on his policies … Continue reading

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My Lent ain’t over till the fat lady shrinks

Outing the inner goddess is a total pain in the soon-to-be-smaller arse.  Forget about all the fads and wonder-diets.  I’m on the ‘cardiologist’s diet’ – if it tastes good, spit it out. Mea culpa, gentle readers. I’ve been absent for … Continue reading

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