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Showing posts from October, 2012

Laughing yourself to tears

Today I had a wonderfully lazy day. I spent much of it watching clips on Youtube, interrupting my viewing occasionally to make a cuppa, clean another segment of my flat, or chat to someone on the phone. Laziness galore! Then I came across this nugget of fabulousness. I have watched it at least four times now and I am still just giggling like a schoolgirl. Not only is this a clip with two of my favourite actors, It is a reminder of a game I used to play in my first job here in Edinburgh. It seems us Irish really do think alike! The question we always went with was "Would you rather sperm that could sing or poo that could swim?" It always led to hours of hilarity!


I found out yesterday that I was one of the winners of the photography competition that I entered as one of my 30 before 30. My photograph will now be used in a calender as the January image. How exciting! What do you think?

Born in the 80s?

Lots of pages have popped up on Facebook recently with little nuggets of nostalgia from when I was a kid. I think it is always nice to look back at the past and remember those things which at the time either mortified you or made your heart swell to the size of a balloon. So I have put my thinking cap on, and I must admit it has gotten quite snug, and I have gathered some of the things that I remember from my childhood.  One of the strongest glues bonding Irish children of the 80s is the TV show Glenroe. Every Sunday night without fail the strains of the end credits sent fear deep into our hearts. It meant two things. 1. Bedtime 2. School in the morning. Every Sunday night my brother, sister and I would scramble to start making our school lunch as soon as we heard the music just so we could have a few more coveted minutes before the inevitable march up the stairs. I loved Sunday night television. Before Glenroe there was another TV show that I adored. It was call

Philosophies on life and religion

Tonight James and I sat at home with some candles burning, a few pots of herbal tea shared between us and together we watched some interviews and documentaries with/of the Dalai Lama. I love listening to him speak.  I love how he always says to keep religion out of it to simply listen to the lessons he teaches. He is a wise and wonderful man. Those of you who know me, know that I am not in the slightest was swayed by religion. I don't dislike religion. In fact, I think that if faith brings solace and happiness then it is a wonderful thing and those who receive this solace and happiness are truly blessed. I asked my friend Tif to describe her religion (Mormonism) to me in one sentence. It was a tough challenge but she did it. She said   It teaches of Christ's works and life, his atonement, and our salvation, it teaches that charity