An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker last night announced that for the next two weeks we are to remain within two kilometres of our houses. We can leave this area to go foodshopping, grab a takeaway or if we are essential staff. What have I decided to do, you ask? I'm in Kildare, my workstuff is at … Continue reading Will the Real Slim Shady Please Queue up?
First of all, I would like to apologise for the excruciating wordplay in the title. It was cheap, crass and I LOVE IT! Get used to bad puns, poor jokes and some hot takes because I'm having a ball.I've seen so many conflicting arguments on Twitter and other social media sites on how best we … Continue reading The Quaran-Time of our Lives
"After all, to the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure." - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1997. I sensed the white, freezing feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach before the thought even entered my head. Initially, I put it down to the combination of chocolate, popcorn … Continue reading Let’s talk about death, BA-BY!
Lads…I had the biggest brainfart of my life this morning. I was driving down the road, going a slightly different route than I would normally take because I was picking someone up for work. Nevertheless, I have driven this road countless times in the past. In the recent past, mind. I passed under the One … Continue reading Brain Fart
I have written some lovely descriptive pieces about the beauty in the hills of Kerry and the rugged charm of Sugarloaf, all the while forgetting some of the lovely places that I've been in Cork. Come to the real capital of Éire and the actual European capital of culture 2005 and feast your eyes on … Continue reading Must see sights in Cork
There was a rather strange anomaly at the beginning of this month. People all over the world but most especially in Ireland, gathered together and ignored the beginning of the year until the 6th. Most people started back to work on the 2nd and a few people started back training and eating well on the … Continue reading New Years Resolutions 🙌🙌
There used to be a time when I would scoff at the idea of doing anything productive on New Year's Day. It was a day for the hangover and an evening for the bed. Sure look, you might be cheeky and go for one or five pints in the evening but that'd be it. The … Continue reading A Guide to Hillwalking and Mountain-climbing for People who don’t know what the F**k they’re doing!
Christmas is over! We're halfway through the first official week back to work and for most of us that means we've been getting the dreaded beast that is... PUBLIC TRANSPORT! Delayed buses, slow trains and jam-packed coaches with no knee room are our new reality. I say 'our'. I mean 'your'. I own a car … Continue reading Types of People you Meet on Public Transport
There's nothing more inherently Irish than telling everyone you hate heading out for New Year's Eve and then being the drunkest man in town that night. Barry weighs in, whatever good that does! Me: Well, Barry? You all set for New Years? Are you heading out on the town? Barry: Are you gone soft in … Continue reading Barry’s Rants: New Years Eve
You meet a whole array of characters over Christmas, and none more annoying and amusing as your resident crank, Barry. He filled me in on his typical Christmas at home by the Lee. Me: Well, Barry, what's the craic? How was your Christmas? Barry: Alrite kid! How are you bai? Haven't seen you in a … Continue reading Barry’s Rants – Christmas