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  • Movie – Joy

    Movie – Joy

    There is no joy in this film, but I guess I knew that before deciding to see...

  • Dear Morphi

    Dear Morphi

      Dear Morphi It was a fortunate day for us when we stepped into...

  • Movie – The Peanuts Movie

    Movie – The Peanuts Movie

    Charlie Brown. Why does everything go wrong for him? His dog Snoopy, loves his...

  • View from the room: Maldon, Dublin

    View from the room: Maldon, Dublin

    Maldron Parnell Square Dublin, Ireland Location We chose the hotel as it seemed...

  • Limerick: Christmas 2015

    Limerick: Christmas 2015

      There’s a branch of Gloria Jeans in Limerick which won me over as soon...

  • Dublin: Christmas 2015

    Dublin: Christmas 2015

    The big question for my second trip to Dublin is, will I see it dry this time?...

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Movie – Joy

Movie – Joy

There is no joy in this film, but I guess I knew that before deciding to see it. The trailer shows Joy as being a ballsy woman kicking arse. In the film, she is a wet blanket. If only more of the film portrayed the stronger character. The trailer makers knew that was the only […]

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Dear Morphi

Dear Morphi

  Dear Morphi It was a fortunate day for us when we stepped into Brewsmiths for our regular neighbourhood coffee morning on the day you were born. You put such a smile on everyone’s face that attended that day that we simply had to say yes when you were offered for adoption. Little did we […]

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Movie – The Peanuts Movie

Movie – The Peanuts Movie

Charlie Brown. Why does everything go wrong for him? His dog Snoopy, loves his unconditionally of course and there lies the first lesson we learn as children. We just have to be nice. Then later we learn being a good person means being nice, loyal, happy and kind while staying true and standing up for […]

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View from the room: Maldon, Dublin

View from the room: Maldon, Dublin

Maldron Parnell Square Dublin, Ireland Location We chose the hotel as it seemed to be in a quiet location. It is about a 15 minute trek if all you want is the city centre but otherwise, it works. It’s near the Writers Museum too but I didn’t realise that until someone I knew back home […]

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Limerick: Christmas 2015

Limerick: Christmas 2015

  There’s a branch of Gloria Jeans in Limerick which won me over as soon as I arrived. When I eventually made it in there, we experienced the most friendliest welcome I’d had in Ireland. What’s with the jugs of milk on tables in coffee shops though? I can’t be sure how long it’s been […]

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Dublin: Christmas 2015

Dublin: Christmas 2015

The big question for my second trip to Dublin is, will I see it dry this time? We arrived fully prepped for the forecast rain. The ease of getting off the plane and onto a bus for just €6 each sure took our mind off the weather. Just like my 36 hours in rainy Boston […]

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View from the room: Limerick Strand

View from the room: Limerick Strand

  Limerick Strand, Limerick, Ireland. Location Overlooking the Shannon River (although our executive room didn’t afford us a view alas). Perfectly located just over the bridge from town so we had the chance to cross the magnificent river at least twice a day, usually more, as it’s just 5 minutes from the main area. Bathroom […]

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How to…. time-saving and other tips

How to…. time-saving and other tips

Some new tips I learnt over the holidays: Placing a dry towel into a dryer with wet laundry (somehow) make is try faster Remove burning chilli from hands with oil and salt If you’ve a sore throat, rub sage on your glands Another one to avoid crying when chopping onions, place a piece of bread under […]

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Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (8½/10)

Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (8½/10)

This is my first Star Wars ever and it was worth getting u at 6.30 am to catch the early showing on release day. A month on I was hoping to see it again before I write this – but that opportunity is still to come. I’ve never seen any of the films on TV, […]

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Movie – Carol (7/10)

Movie – Carol (7/10)

  This could have actually made in the 1950s. It’s an unlikely story whichever you look at it. A 20 something, dreamy, Audrey look-alike (very deliberately I feel) who meets an older, married high society lady, Carol (Cate Blanchett). Thereze (Rooney Mara) works in a department store where any creativity is very much stifled and […]

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