Busy week. Lots on in the office. Station is quiet, but then that is a good thing for the citizens of Leixlip and beyond as it means they have found clever ways to avoid coming a cropper in their homes and cars and other places. Well done all. I was delighted to be able to … More The mind. It matters.
There are places I’ll remember All my life, though some have changed Some forever, not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall Some are dead and some are living In my life, I’ve loved them all ‘In my Life’ The … More Onion Sauce and other things
Me and the Big G man would have a funny relationship. Funny on the basis that I don’t believe in God, so as relationships go, it’s a bit of a non-starter. So we just ignore each other, and that seems to work fine. Not that it stops me popping in to say hi every now … More A good day for polishing
At the weekend, S and I took her niece and nephew off to Dublin Zoo. It’s a far cry from the original Victorian edifice; the zoo opened in 1831 in an era that straddles Georgian and Regency, just prior to the long reign of Queen Victoria. Of course, this English history is relevant to Ireland … More To zoo or not to zoo…
Just a quick shout out to Kristian at MdS Challenge who’s heading off to the world’s biggest desert to do a light spot of running. Here’s the official website if you fancy checking up on the factual stuff. I am of course talking about the Marathon des Sables, sables being the French for sands. So the … More Safe travels
We are diversifying here at unironedman. I have always had a hankering for canoes, and love just about anything to do with water, including swimming, fishing, sailing, rowing, and that stuff they make out of it with barley, hops and malt… But I had never really tried canoeing. Many years ago, we had an old … More Paddling one’s own canoe
TIGER, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? William Blake ‘The Tiger’ Another busy week. Three runs (Tuesday, Thursday and today, Saturday,) for about 32k all told. And there should be another 10k tomorrow. With Pilates on Monday, and a gym session on … More I can see Ciara now Lorraine has gone…
A certain blogger who will remain nameless (hi Jim!) sent these over. They arrived in the post today. Saoirse’s says ‘Namacyclist – the cyclist in me respects the cyclist in you’ and mine says ‘A high end bike won’t fix low-end legs – respect the engine’. Whether by accident or design, I reckon these are … More T up!
…as the woman you feel. Or so the old gag goes. Yes, it’s a terrible joke, but it’s Groucho’s, not mine. In my case, making this smoothie gave me reason to pause and reflect on when I started the blog a few years back, and health matters in general. Well, to be honest, mine, to … More You’re only as old…
IN WHICH WE HAVE A TOUGH FEW DAYS AT THE OFFICE, TAKE AN ENFORCED RUNNING HIATUS, AND SURVIVE THE NATIONAL FESTIVAL RELATIVELY UNSCATHED Every two years, fire personnel have to undertake Breathing Apparatus refresher courses. For us, it’s a three day course, and it’s fairly full on. Essentially, if you can’t pass this course, you can’t … More Colours!