Friday, 26 August 2016

Mourning Has Broken

It's been seven hours and almost twelve months since the Ma crossed over. I haven't shaved since the funeral.  I've grown quite fond of the facial hair,  though many others have not.
I miss the woman so much.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Today, 20th July,  myself and my lovely Annette should be celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary.  But less than 14 hours ago Annette's brother Ger died suddenly from a heart attack.  He was 56.
He had a mental illness and lived five metres from us with his mother who is soon to be 80.
We are all still in shock.
We awake each day not knowing what is going to be dealt to us.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Time, The Clock Of My Heart.

I'm 55 today.
When did that happen?
When did my kids become adults?
When did I become the oldest generation in my family?
Time. You are a bastard.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Food & Drink.

I'm the head chef and bottle-washer in Tigh Maurcheen. Every day the ladies come home to a lovely dinner, and the Maurcheen is well appreciated.  I'm quite a good cook, I love cooking and never find it a chore. I always make more than needed for our house and like to give the extra to friends/family.  My sister Serena is usually the recipient. This week she received my butternut squash & sweet potato soup, pork pasta bake and Oreo & Nutella cheesecake.  In return I received a lovely French wine on Monday, and tonight I got a special gift. The last bottle of whiskey from Ma's collection.  I'm having a large one now.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Time Check

Let's Dance was a hit in 1983.
Nineteen Eighty Fuckin' Three!
That's thirty three years ago for those of you still counting on yer fingers!
I just spent a very lovely couple of hours watching and listening to Mr.B on the BBC. Time goes by so quickly,  get out and live it. I'm not gonna post a video for this, check it out on Yoochube ye lazy feckers!

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Adam Is Off To Canadia

My roadie is off to Canadia.  He started hauling gear with us ten years ago as a skinny 15yr old, and has turned into a very handsome young man.  We had a farewell party tonight with his family, and wished him well on his big adventure.  I had a special bond with him and though I will miss him I feel glad he's 'leaving the nest'!
Vancouver is his destination,  so any of you folk in the vicinity please keep an eye out for our Adam.  He's a very talented graphic designer and quite an accomplished musician.
Au revoir for now our kid. Bon voyagee! 😀