Well here I am enjoying my first day in Marakech, learning new things by the minute. A lunch is put out on the table: a delicious lentil soup followed by a Chicken tagine, spicy rice and a salad of beetroot, carrot and lettuce all pulled from the garden minutes prior […]
Irish Water-Something Does Not Add Up-It Smells
In 2012 when Bord Gais were given the task of setting up Irish Water, it was reported in the Independent on 22nd December that they queried the Fine Gael/Labour government’s determination to initially replace all stop taps in the country with smart meters. Bord Gais felt that the Department of […]
Water Charges Are Fair But!!!!!
With regard to Irish Water and water charges, I want to make it clear that I fully appreciate that it costs money to collect, filter and distribute water to every person in the country and I would be quite happy to pay whatever somebody thinks is a fair charge for […]
The Oxford English Dictionary describes the word synchronicity as the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernable causal connection. Well I think a whole load of synchronicity has entered the life of the Connaught Rangers Association with the centenary year of the start of the […]
Smart Meters, A Step Too Far – Part 5
Well it is the start of Day 18, I think. Any way it is 6th April 2014 and the situation outside is looking a little drab. The bright shiny new barriers the meter men put up on instruction from Sierra have lost their lustre and every day somebody or something […]
Smart Meters, A Step Too Far – Part 4
Day 12 in this stand off was like the last few days, barriers still up and blocking the footpath, but I had noticed somebody had moved the outside line of barriers which formed part of the footpath diversion into the road. Obviously a neighbour who must be sick of the […]
Smart Meters – A Step Too Far Part 2
Well day 2 of this magnificent struggle of one against many came to an end. An appalling day of rain and hailstones but all in all a damp squib. I was up early 3.15am ready to repel all invaders but if the truth was known,to write up yesterday’s blog posting. The […]
The Mission At St Joseph’s Church In Boyle, Co Roscommon.
Two days ago, I had my first face to face encounter with the other side of the Catholic Church, what you could call the spiritual, good side of the Church, as opposed to the clerical fudgers and paedophiles, liars, dissemblers, disinformation specialists, obfuscators, deviants and general no good arse holes that […]
The Welcoming Speech at Markree Castle
As some of you might know, I am the General Secretary of the Connaught Rangers Association whose only purpose is to honour the dead of that fine regiment of the British Army, to remember the wounded both mentally and physically who suffered for years as a result of wars and […]
Volunteering For Pleasure.
The two main thing you have in spades in retirement is dwindling money resources and plenty of time. Dwindling money resources, what with bankers, government and markets all joining up to rob you of all your hard earned that you had put by for a rainy day and plenty of […]