Monthly Archives: March 2016


BOOK REVIEW: THE SEA OF SHADOWS

TITLE:  The Sea of Shadows AUTHOR: Kelley Armstrong BLURB: In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of […]


GALWAY: A WEEKEND TRIP (Part 2)

In Galway: A Weekend Trip (Part 1) I took you through the food and accommodation highlights of our recent weekend trip to Galway. In this instalment, I want to share some photographs of the first leg of our tour of the Wild Atlantic Way.  The Lonely Planet™ describes the route as […]


GALWAY: A WEEKEND TRIP (Part 1)

A couple of weeks ago The Ban Chéile* and I went to Galway for a three-night weekend in the Ardilaun Hotel. We hadn’t been away for a weekend in ages and high on the agenda was a lot of rest, food and booze. It proved to be just the right […]


6 THINGS I’D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR MR.TRUMP

www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey/11360949604 I was always told in polite company to steer clear of discussions about sex, religion and politics. Of all of these I can’t seem to steer completely clear of politics and now is probably not the time for me to start. On this occasion, I want to thank the […]


BOOK REVIEW: THE GREEN ROAD

TITLE:  The Green Road AUTHOR: Anne Enright BLURB: The Green Road is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness―a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them. Spanning thirty years, The Green Road tells the story of Rosaleen, matriarch of the Madigans, a family […]


THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DASHA & KLAUS

Paparali (www.paparali.com) wrote a couple of posts profiling her “fur babies” and so I thought why not do the same for my canine companions, Dasha & Klaus. Dasha & Klaus are littermates (two from a set of triplets) born on 11th November 2013 in Kells in Co Meath – where […]


BOOK REVIEW: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS

TITLE:  The Book of Lost Things AUTHOR: John Connolly BLURB: High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his […]


MOVIE REVIEW: SOLACE (2015)

  Director:  Afonso Poyart Writers: Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Farrell, Abbie Cornish BLURB: A psychic works with the FBI in order to hunt down a serial killer.   This movie is most memorable for me because it once again allows Colin Farrell demonstrate the fact that […]