Category Archives: Books

Lost Weekend Yet Again

The weather has been dull and cool. I have been disinclined to do anything much.  I have already reported that I optioned out of a ride this weekend.   Nothing much has filled the gap.  The housework remains neglected except … Continue reading

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Erudition.

Danae, an old friend from school days, posted a link from Goodreads on Facebook. They claim: BBC Believes You Only Read 6 of These Books… The BBC believes that most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books … Continue reading

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Salomé

Whenever I take the trouble to watch an opera, I am always just a little surprised each time, because I really enjoy it.  Yet I have never considered myself an opera fan.  It helps a great deal if I know … Continue reading

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The Hole of Sorrows

Flashback to October, 2008 Those photographs are of Poulnabrone portal tomb, on the Burren, in County Clare, Ireland.  That is me, standing before the portal.  What I have not mentioned before to anyone, is the truth about who it was that … Continue reading

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Good Reading

Some time ago I finished  A Dance with Dragons, the latest (so far) volume of A Song of Ice and Fire  (Game of Thrones) and I am eager for the next to be published.  I have not become so interested in the fates … Continue reading

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End of the Year

I am told that people who blog about their employers, and what goes on at their workplace, may find it difficult to find future employment.   I can say that as from Christmas Eve, Michelle, my very valued and respected … Continue reading

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Bunburying

Not a reference to The Importance of being Ernest. Well, OK, it was, but a poor one.  The sick friend is me.  I had a day off work to go to Bunbury today.  I had a surgeon to see.  The … Continue reading

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