We went up to the Hellfire Club in the Dublin mountains last weekend to see the snow but alas, it had almost, but not entirely, melted.
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Me: You see, we weren’t late this morning and Daddy wasn’t cross.
Her: But he would have been, had we tarried.
“Had we tarried” really? What is she reading?
Daniel had to plan an evening of (fictional) television programming as an exercise at school. This is what he came up with. Transcript follows below.
5.00 a Dark beginning
5.30 a Ninja’s last test
6.30 a battle won by a daydreamer
7.00 Shang-hu vs Shang-hei
7.30 The dragon and the warlord
8.00 Death of an army
9.00 The boy who killed an army
I would guess that the girls in the class came up with a rather different schedule.
I was just going through old visa bills. I throw them out after 6 years to make room in the folder. You see my contractual liability expires after 6 years and I won’t need them in court in the event of a disputed bill. Full disclosure: early training as a lawyer can lead to filing difficulties in later life. I see that I paid €19.53 on 16 February 2007 to become a lifetime member of Library Thing. Money well spent, I think.
This review consists of the first line from the first entry of every month and a photo from each month and the odd comment from me in italics. It’s very thrilling, now, so hold on to your hats.
Ah, yes, still the best new year’s resolution ever.
We’ve given up watching the news in the evenings; so, in fact, we’ve given up watching television altogether because all our TV watching consisted of the news and an hour of vain channel hopping thereafter.
Actually, we’re still largely off the news but we have acquired a number of box sets – Outnumbered and the Big Bang Theory. Don’t judge. Photo of first of many trips to Charles Fort this year. The children are tired of it.
We also laid in extensive supplies for the Princess’s birthday.
Michael eats even less now. The view is taken from our most successful family walk of the year.
Not the attitude you would expect from a small boy who loved bible camp in Garryvoe.
This is a bit out of synch because I wrote about August in September. As you do. That line was written when we were in France. That photo was taken when we were in Kerry.
A post every day. And the Dublin Book Festival, where I took the photo.
In case you are wondering, they had taped “passport needed to pass this point” on their door. It’s still there.
As I was walking past the GPO, I heard an Australian say to a woman who was posting a letter, “Do you by any chance know what the Easter Rising is?”
That is all. Maybe you had to be there.