Category Archives: Modern Life

Corfu Part 3

Where was I? Oh yes, the dawning of Day 5.  What with meetings to plan Remembrance Sunday on 11th November this year and trips to Dublin, I hardly have a minute and I am supposed to be retired and feet up.  Let me just tell you or at least those of you who are contemplating retirement. Don’t!  The older you… (more…)

Pinter and Dublin

Harold Pinter had a long and fruitful experience of Dublin and he loved the city, so it was with great pleasure that I boarded the Dublin train on Saturday bound for the New Theatre in Temple Bar for Fast Intent Theatre’s production of two of Mr Pinter’s short plays.  My main reason for going was to watch my daughter, the… (more…)

Corfu Part 2

To our cost we found toilet rolls to be expensive, 6 euros for a four pack and it aint Andrex but the bread at the village bakers was good and cheap.  Back down to the Villa and wave the beach bathers off and we head off up the mountain to Strinalas, another pretty, narrow little mountain village at about 2500… (more…)

Corfu Part 1

I am sorry for not publishing in the last three weeks but I have been resting up in Corfu, which of course is in Greece and believe me whatever they say about Greece and its economic woes it is certainly obvious in Corfu.  With petrol at 1.90 euros per litre and cash the only real way of getting by.  Cheques… (more…)