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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Before the morn ye’ll work mischief…

Her majesty the Quoon was visiting a hospital in Edinburgh. She approached one old chap in the wards, and said “How are you today my good man?” “Ach” he replied. “Ma twin misfortunes – Barren land and fertile women!. “He … Continue reading

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One Fine Day

Keke rane leana Haele la sa vineki Hake koa sa basioto Meke zama si asa Qetu hola si asa. Meke hegere sa basioto.    One fine day the girl climbs up perching on the crocodile and she says she is … Continue reading

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More Good News/Bad News and a History Lesson

What a day for riding yesterday.  On the one hand it was beautiful. On the other it was damnably hot!  I can almost say it was a cut off the nose to spite the face day.  I really would have … Continue reading

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