This was 9 years ago; I think I was trying to prove a point or something. In the intervening period I've lost 20 kg, had my hair cut, grown it again, grown a beard and shaved it off twice and regained most of that 20 kg. A lot of water under the bridge, a lot … Continue reading Time for Elvenses
Thursday evenings at 20.00, we applaud the NHS, it’s the new normal. I’ve stood in the back garden, I’ve stood on the front porch, I've clapped, I've rung a bell. Yesterday evening I stood on the front doorstep and played a bodhran solo. My wrist hurts now... But it was worth it! Thank you NHS, … Continue reading Living on bodhrán time
Why can't real life be like a musical? Failing that, why can't we at least have incidental or background music to accompany our everyday lives? I, for one, would love to live in a musical, bursting into song for no apparent reason, skipping and dancing along the street. Wouldn't that be fun? Did any of … Continue reading My life in music.
I. Ale Piwa. I am a card carrying member of CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale and as such I like a decent drop of ale, I can’t deny it, a fact borne out by my burgeoning beer-belly. I like real ale served from a hand-pump but this is noticeably hard to come by in … Continue reading Beer and Toilets.
Restaurants Polish restaurants are wonderful, If you are dining out be prepared to be amazed, if you see something on the menu that you can’t pronounce, go ahead and order it anyway, your taste buds will love you for it. Sometimes the food can look a bit bland (I’m thinking pierogi here…) but believe me, … Continue reading Restaurants, Coffee and Pies