Monthly Archives: June 2012

Another Day – Another Milestone

It was a pleasant 22°c, and sunshine to boot, as I headed off earlier this morning to garner some welcome fresh air and walking exercise, in Dublin’s beautiful Phoenix Park. People are free to ramble almost everywhere within the park. … Continue reading

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Time Capsule – I May be a General Yet

At the outbreak of WWI on 28th July 1914, Ireland was governed from Britain and was considered by the British, to be as much a part of their Empire as any other country under British dominion, at that time. In … Continue reading

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The Calming of Chesterfield

I could see grey sky through the kitchen window earlier this morning and tiny rain drops occasionally sticking to its outside surface on this 23rd day of June 2012. It was pleasantly warm though, so the question was:  should I, … Continue reading

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Gastronomically Speaking

One day recently, with the sun splitting the rocks, I started my morning from 8am spending three consecutive hours cooped up in a premises on Dublin’s Harcourt Street. From a vantage point, in a generously windowed room on the buildings … Continue reading

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A Towering Place

Folly, Clock Tower or Bell Tower are all terms I have so often heard used to describe the impressive sky line candy which suddenly looms into one’s field of vision at a strategic point along Tower Road in Dublin 15. … Continue reading

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Jules Verne – Visionary Extraordinaire

In recent days, during an extended conversation on antiquarian books which I had with my daughter, I mentioned that I had two such volumes. I took one of the books down from the book shelf. Its dark green cover clearly … Continue reading

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Observing Nature

This morning, for the first time in my observation since we moved here over thirty one years ago, a particular drama of nature was played out in our back garden, I was lucky enough to have a ring side seat … Continue reading

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