Quirky news of the day: A local amateur historian taking a walk in forest near to the Belgian village of Erquelinnes discovered two weeks ago that the stone dating back to 1819 had been moved 2.29 metres (7.5ft). The farmer’s perimeter fence had also been shifted. The Franco-Belgian border, stretching 390 miles (620km), was formally […]
The iconic Bewley’s is to close again (it’s had a rocky 21st century so far). The current owners point at the high rent among other reasons. In a note to staff, the cafe’s managing director Cól Campbell, a son of Paddy Campbell, outlined the impact of the lockdown on the business and highlighted the added costs […]
Rules, justice, the system, none of this works by itself. Terry Pratchett once wrote “There is no justice, there’s just us”. It’s true. People make justice, it doesn’t exist on it’s own. Without people standing up for the system, it collapses. It doesn’t work on it’s own. Laws, norms of government, all can be bypassed, […]
Winter Solstice in Dublin. The turning of the year, now for the midwinter celebrations and the hope of the new year ahead. Probably my favourite time of year in some ways.
My 1914 DMs recently developed some separation issues, so I decided to do some DIY repair work this evening before the problem got any worse. The problem started with a small gap opening between the sole and the boot upper, which started to get worse lengthways along the boot. I wear my boots pretty much […]
This old country home has remained largely unchanged since the 1940’s. It reminds me of my childhood – sitting by the fire in my old house and in grandparents and the homes of older farmers in the area. Lovely memories. We had those tiles in our kitchen, kept them well polished which made for a […]