Wednesday, 31 August 2011

31st August.

Two daughters started college today.

And baby daughter started secondary school.

And Daddy sang at his first ever same-sex wedding!

What a day!

Congrats to all of my babies.

And congrats to Derek & Dennis, old friends of mine.

I wish you both a long and happy life together.

Only one word for your wedding.

FABULOUS! (Dahling!) :¬)


Sunday, 28 August 2011

It Was twenty Years Ago Today (not exactly!)

Some people are trying to persuade me to start playing the pipes again!

After seeing these guys I'm tempted!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Three Teens

As of today I am the parent of three teenagers.

Three teenage girls.

I am the father of three teenage girls.

Please send lots of money.

And some light refreshments for the parents.

And by 'light' I mean STRONG!

Happy Birthday to our baby Helena! :¬)


(Tú go maith a Shéamais?)

Normal Service Will Resume

Thursday, 18 August 2011


When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "aye."

And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;

For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

Gibran Kahlil Gibran.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Bleach, Jimmy, Sandwiches, Gazebo, Debs, Guests, Heineken, Vodka.

My middle daughter Anna on her Debs tonight. (Sorta like 'Prom')

Ya, she got MY hair!

(And people heard me sing!)

What a day. :¬)

What a day!


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Lines & Lines & Lines.

Thursday August 4th.
That's when I got it.
On the toilet of all places!
There's been just too much of it in my recent life.
Death scared me.
Not just my own, but the deaths of loved ones, people I care for.
The deaths of people I have never met.
I've struggled with it, who hasn't?
And then, an acceptance.
An epiphany, on the toilet.
Now, I feel like a chronic arachnophobic who suddenly feels quite at ease watching the TV while gently stroking a mammoth Tarantula.
Is it age? Probably.
Or experience? Maybe..
Wisdom? A combination of life & experience.
Whatever caused it, I am a more peaceful man today.
A man full of life.

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

Khalil Gibran