Monthly Archives: January 2022

Dining out

Leaving the city centre restaurant and crossing the Liffey to walk through Temple Bar to catch the bus back to the flat, there seemed a great gulf between life now and the life of childhood years. Perhaps Somerset was not … Continue reading

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Spectacles

John Creedon must have struck fear into the hearts of many RTE Radio listeners this evening. He recalled the glasses given out by the Southern Health Board, “one size fits all,” he said. “They kept them in a tin and … Continue reading

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Called back to the world of Janis Ian

The two songs were introduced with the comment, “here’s two from 1979.” Trying to recall the year concerned, I was not sure either of the recordings dated from that time of transition. Neither had the edginess of the closing days … Continue reading

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It’s wassailing time again

Always a sceptical race, suspicious of innovation and resentful about change, it took the English one hundred and seventy years to accept the Gregorian calendar. Introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582, it was not introduced in England until 1752. The … Continue reading

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Small boys on bikes

Buses to the city centre run through the estate, travelling in via one road and out along another. The bus route roads have mini-roundabouts at their junctions with other roads. Walking back from school, two small boys on bicycles were … Continue reading

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