Monthly Archives: June 2013


COUNTRY ROADS

My old pal Denver is 12 years of age (84 in dog years) and despite the down at heel  look on his face – it’ll stop soon if you ignore it – he’s actually over the moon about going on his road trip today.   Unlike other migrating species he heads […]


ON STREET EATING

I was in Cork last weekend and I took a trip into the city to Waterstones to buy some books for my upcoming holiday in France. Waterstones, like Hodges & Figgis in Dublin, is one of the last bastions of serious bookshops in Ireland. The selection was good enough for […]


RETAIL THERAPY

A public holiday in Ireland can leave a lot to be desired (at least during the day). When my daughter suggested some retail therapy in one of our biggest and best shopping centres I didn’t need much persuasion. Much to my chagrin I discovered many of the shops weren’t open […]


COFFEE IS MY FRIEND

Isn’t it funny how over time your needs, wants and preferences change? I used to think it strange when people would say they couldn’t get their day started until they had a cup of coffee or tea (and back in the day – a cigarette). Breakfast was always, and continues […]


AND THEN THERE WAS……….BLOG?

Okay not the snappiest title anyone has ever given to an opening blog, but I was trying to give the impression that this was an event of biblical proportions.  I realise all things are subjective and maybe I’m a little biased, but I have a feeling this journey we’re about […]