Boxing Day

IN WHICH WE BID FAREWELL TO THE LAST OF THE SNOW, DO A BIT TO HELP OUT WITH A GREAT CAUSE, AND GET BACK TO SOME SORT OF NORMALITY(ISH) So the snow has all but melted. It left us with some happy memories, lots of photos, and in my case, broken gutters. That’s a small … More Boxing Day

Snow Day!

What’s seldom is wonderful, so they say. And they also say you wait for one red weather alert for years and then two come along together. Well, okay, that’s not strictly true. Storm Ophelia arrived mid-October last year. And now we have another Red Alert, in the form of the Beast from the East and … More Snow Day!

Like an Eagle

“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future I wanna fly like an eagle To the sea Fly like an eagle Let my spirit carry me” Fly Like and Eagle Steve Miller Band Time. Indeed. Wibbly, wobbly, timey-wimey stuff, as we mentioned a while back … More Like an Eagle

A half-arsed half

IN WHICH WE FINALLY ADMIT WE MAY HAVE WRUNG THE LAST DROPS OUT OF ALL OF LAST YEAR’S TRAINING FOR DUBLIN AS WE HIT DONADEA UP FOR A HALF, AND DONADEA HITS BACK… Saturday was World Half Marathon Day. I know. Who knew? Well, the numbers were kind of catchy, so I guess it just … More A half-arsed half

The week ‘flu by…

Well, that’s been one strange week. It started at the end, so to speak, with the last day of 2017. We had planned to have some friends over for the night’s festivities, and watch Jools Holland’s Hootenanny. By the time I had crawled home from the morning exertions along the canal bank, it was clear … More The week ‘flu by…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, you crazy bloggers out there. I did do a marathon this morning (cue classic gag: how do you know if someone has run a marathon? They’ll tell you…) but my legs are hanging off me, and in truth, I need to just slump in front of the telly for the next few … More Happy New Year