Monthly Archives: May 2012

My Ten Best Buys.

Yesterday, in the blaze of sunshine that we have been sweltering in for these past four or five days, my wife Helen and I were sat on our verandha, admiring the view, watching the bird’s frenzy in this mating season, sipping our generous portions of late Sunday afternoon tiffins and dreaming of delicious things past.  The conversation came round to… (more…)

Silent Holy Moths

There comes news today in the Drogheda Independent initially, of a local nun who, demoralised by years of physical, mental and sexual abuse by priests in her adopted Diocese of Liverpool has decided to leave her order and join the Franciscan Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament which is now part of the Ecumenical Catholic Church, an organisation that is not… (more…)

Ellen Connor – May She Rest In Peace As I Know She Will.

No sooner was I home from my sojourn in Bordeaux, then I was off again to Manchester to attend the funeral ceremonies of one of Longsight’s and St. Robert’s parish’s greatest women.  A woman born and reared in Denaby in South Yorkshire but who made Longsight and its environs her home. Ellen Connor (nee Wilkinson) was born into a different… (more…)

Bordeaux Au Printemps

Helen and myself after much Bordelaise bidding decided to take a springtime trip to Bordeaux to see an old friend and the hutch he lives in.  Our flight was booked on Sunday out of Dublin and has Ianrod Eireann only do reduced journeys of a Sabbath we travelled up to Dublin on the Saturday.  A pleasant journey with my free… (more…)