I had occasion to visit Blackrock Library the other day. I had never been before. It is just amazing. A lovely, lovely premises – great space for teens, adults and children. Also, a nice cycle ride to get there.
Honestly, the library service is fantastic. I have previously sung the praises of the app but I am going to do so again. It’s excellent. It also tells you when local libraries are open. We have a small part time library near us which closes every second Friday and opens at 1 on certain days. Ok not the best service (there are also a couple of much bigger branches with normal opening hours within easy reach) but before the arrival of the app you had to guess which Friday you were on which added a frisson of excitement. Yes, middle aged thrills again.
I’ve also recently downloaded the Dublin Cycling App to my phone. By pretending that I am cycling with a small child, I have persuaded it to track safe routes for me to various destinations. I am delighted. Also it records your speed. I’m a bit less delighted to discover that I have a top speed of 13.1km/hour. But, as they say, that’s on me.