Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Typical Man

Who needs a doctor?
We got the Innerwebs!
Diagnose oneself.
With the worst possible case/scenario.
Then IGNORE symptoms.
For many weeks.
Eventually visit Doctor.
"It's blah de blah de blah, take tabs, rub this in, rest".
What does HE know?!

Feeling better. :¬)

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

To Absent Friends

Your lovely Geraldine said to me last night, "Another good one gone Martin, it's not fair!"

It's not. You were always one of the good guys, one of the few I looked up to when I was a wee lad who dreamed of one day having the cheek to get up on a stage! You, Seánie, Billy, Dazzler! The old crew, getting smaller. You were indeed a Gentle man, always with a smile, and a word of encouragement.
(Keep an eye on Seánie for me!)

Farewell Georgie. I have no idea why, but this is in my head all day.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Yesterday's Hike

It'll take a week for the mud to soak out of our clothes, but what fantastic fun for a Daddy and his youngest!
A bit too early in the year for most folks (we met only four others on the trail) but yesterday was perfect.
We're gradually working our way up to getting fit enough to climb Croagh Patrick again at the end of summer.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Good Day.

Early start.
Too early for singing, but 'twasn't meself had the audition.
I was merely the taxi,
and the 'you'll be grand sure'
and the proud daddy.

Then home, quick coffee.
Are ye ready missus?
Drop the young wan to college,
and then 140 mile round trip
to bring the baby home from hospital.
The baby Bro that is.
He is well now
And we are all happy.

Then a funeral.
Then a malfunction with a friend's car. (Sorted!)
Dinner to make for my girls.
Pan-fried sea-bass, homemade tomato & roast pepper sauce.
Spuds 3ways, butternut squash.

A delicious 4 layers chocolate cake created by Helena for desert.

Movie (with a glimpse of 'Jimmy Bastard'!)


Sunday, 12 February 2012

Beautiful Spring Day

Today was a day for a walk in the forest. A beautiful fresh day, begging us to go outdoors and BREATHE! So off we went to Curraghchase forest park, only about a 20min drive away! (How lucky are we?)

(The pics aren't the best quality, we again forgot the camera so these were taken on Helena's iPod!)

She's off school for a week so if this weather continues we're going to do some hiking in the Clare Glens. (I'll remember the camera!)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Thinkin' 'bout Things.

1. Every Thursday night I go for pints with Paul (the plumber). He couldn't make it tonight, he had visitors. Plus, he had rang me last night to ask if I could go out then (Wednesday night) instead. No. I was going to the flicks (Movies) with Annette.

But I went for pints anyway tonight, 'cos by now most people in the 'Hi-Way' (my new local) know me anyway, and I have no problem going there on my own.

But it wasn't the same, 'cos Paul (the plumber) wasn't there. To the stool at my right. And it was like I had been divorced by my Man-Date!

And people asked "Where's yer pal?"
And I replied "We've split up, he left me for a guy with curly hair!"
And some of them believed me, and were shocked!
For even though I'm bald, I am surely handsome?

2. More people need to get married.
More people need to have big weddings, fuck the cost, and book my band to entertain the hundreds of people they invite to their wedding!

Get Married People!

3. People say "You used to have thick curly hair, do you miss it?"
I say "Fuck off"!


5. If you have 'stuff' on your mind, if yer head is hurting, talk to a friend. If I'm your friend you can talk to me anytime, about anything, ok? And it won't go any further. You can trust me, 'cos if you're MY friend then I must love you, and I will do all I can to make you feel better.

6. Sometimes, when I'm drunk, I write very honest blog posts.

7. I love you all. :¬)


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Spamming Bollix At It Again!!!!!!!

Update: I found the offending spam and have removed it (It was set to send for the next TWO YEARS!!) Hope that's the end of it! :¬(

My stupid Yahoo email account has been sending out spam again, apologies to all. For the moment I'll be using my gmail (Addy in side bar) so ignore ALL emails from for now!

Does anybody know how I can suspend my offending account while saving the many emails I wish to keep? (Like all the nice emails from ya all!) All help greatly appreciated.