Hi All, I haven’t posted for a while (forgive me father, for I have sinned) and that’s mostly because I have been busy with work. Not a bad complaint I guess. So, quick and dirty. Check out this petition, and please sign it and pass it on. It’s where I run all the time. It’s … More Save the Park
“The game’s afoot; Follow your spirit: and upon this charge, Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!” William Shakespeare ‘Henry V’ This quote conjures up Arthur Conan Doyle’s character, Sherlock Holmes. Probably more than the original quote from the young King Henry V, through the quill of the great bard, Will Shakespeare. But … More The game’s afoot
IN WHICH THERE ARE RUNS THAT RAN OUT, WALKS BY THE CANAL, EVEN MORE CANAL (THIS TIME IN KAYAKS) AND A NICE CODA The workout schedule has gone a little hat-stand but that’s okay. Last saturday was a short run after a long, hot day. As I recall, a good day. An early start, and then … More Ducks in a row
My mate asked me to read through some text for his website. I duly obliged, and for some unknown reason, there were a plethora of hyphens missing. AWOL. Gone. And by ‘plethora’ I mean a feckin’ shedload. I highlighted each one, along with other small suggestions for readability and grammar. This morning, he emailed me this … More Hyphen-nation and the underdog
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.
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…
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!