In this moment... Everyone is asleep. Except me. It is midday. Saturday. Chaos is not reigning. Outside rain pounds the pavement. Hailstones appear. The dogs are indoors. Asleep. Both babies dream. A poorly husband, rarely ill, gone upstairs to nap, is fast asleep. He will be cross I didn't wake him. It is rare he … Continue reading A Moment
We have just had house guests. Friends of old from England. They have been over many times. I hope they will be back many more. I have never worried about their visits before. I always made detailed plans for each day. The filmstar exhibition at Newbridge. Clonmacnoise. Lunches in little hideouts. Drinks in olde worlde … Continue reading House Guests and Babies: Can you have both?
Today I want to discuss history. Patriotism. Terror. Poetry. Reality. Destruction. Rebellion. 100 years has passed since the Easter Rising in Dublin. It started April 24th so officially we aren't at the 100 year marker yet, but it was Easter so it feels correct to remember it on this bank holiday. At the time, many of … Continue reading Easter 1916
A few movie recommendations for St Patrick's Day. From one who knows!
'Father Ted'. An Irish comedy institution. Wonderful satire and just a good giggle. On Sunday last, Ireland lost a great comedian and gentleman, star of the nineties Irish hit show 'Father Ted' Frank Kelly. Kelly was 77 years old when he passed, after a time of illness. In an interesting twist, he passed away on … Continue reading Father Ted and nineties Ireland… A nod to Frank Kelly.