Flash Floods

My colleague tells me that there is flash flooding in South Dublin. You definitely heard it here first because I can’t find anything else about it online.
I know I haven’t posted in a while and you are not popping in now to hear me moan about the weather but it is depressing, really, really grim here at the moment.
However I found a blog (and you definitely didn’t hear this here first cos he has won a ton of awards) which really cheered me up. Good on ye Grandad.

I nuacht eile blagadóireachta, tá mo sheanchara an tImeall tosaithe ag podchraoladh i nGaeilge arís. Maith thú, Imeallóir!

And speaking of podcasts, if you have nippers and want to entertain them at night or if you are like Abs and find children’s stories extremely soporific, check out www.storynory.com. Garman was rapt listening to this on our last holiday and I have downloaded all the episodes in preparation for summer holiday no. 2. How very modrin of me!


Will I still be the world’s most lacklustre blogger? A question for future me. FutureMe.org

We are just back from a fabulous week of camping in Curraghchase in Limerick, Mannix Point, Cahirsiveen, Co. Kerry and Mountshannon, Co. Clare. We were completely blessed with the weather. (Right: bedtime in the tent)

Keep on reading, keep on reading

I still haven’t finished reading about paradigmatic controversies etc. but I have watched 2 episodes of DH. Now that’s social research.
I must be doing something right though because I got another good result on my last assignment so go on the me.

We just had a beautiful weekend in Oysterhaven Co. Cork (the top right picture is me and the boys in Nohoval Cove – does anyone know anything about this place?) visiting and being visited by friends, hanging out on the beach, doing an egg hunt, surfing (Himself) swimming (me starting and early this year!), being brought all the way home from Cork in a tow truck (all of us). Oh yes our lovely car which we had just retrieved from the garage the previous Thursday after a week and half there (it went into a coma on the way home from Wexford last Sunday week), gave up the ghost again on Monday morning while we were on the way to visit friends in Nenagh. The photo to the right is how we felt while we waited 2 hours to be collected. As you can see the car is nice and roomy… Much to G’s delight we came all the way home in a tow truck. Lovely. What should we do now? Watch this space…

Right I must get back to “The denial of children’s rights and liberties in the UK and the North of Ireland”…

Taking the scenic route

We bit the bullet and finally bought a new car today. We will own a shiny car with power steering and central locking for the first time. More technically speaking it’s a 1.4l Renault Scenic Sportway. God help me with the parking. We get it on Thursday.
I haven’t been able to work out the damage we’ll be doing to the environment. I figured I would feel better after we popped in to Eurobaby & Eurocycle on the Long Mile Road to find a new bicycle seat so I could ditch the car in the mornings and evenings and get back on my bike full time. They only had one model with a fabric seat!! “We don’t design em we just sell ’em” That’s as may be but if I don’t tell you that I think that they are a stupid design you might continue to sell them and I will never be able to find a decent baby seat for my bike.

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