Friday, April 30, 2010


Quote of the Week

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

Friday, April 23, 2010


Quote of the Week

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Thomas H. Huxley
English biologist (1825 - 1895)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The Sunglasses Test

Your Sunglasses Say You're a Realist

You are down to earth, stable, and practical.

You see the world as it is. You accept facts easily.

You need to be shaded from overly dramatic and problem prone people.

You feel sunniest when things are calm and peaceful

The Sunglasses Test

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Cork Opera House - free tickets for stranded air travellers!

I spotted this today on the Cork Opera House website and I thought it was a great idea. It definitely helps when you are trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Hoping to create a silver lining in the ash cloud over Ireland , stranded travellers at loose ends on the Lee are invited to attend KING OF THE CASTLE as guests of Cork Opera House. The show is presented by the Kilmeen Drama Group on Tuesday 20 April at 8pm.

“We figure that there must be loads of people who unexpectedly find themselves in Cork with a lot of time on their hands and very little money in their pockets,” says Jamie Monagan, Cork Opera House Acting Marketing Manager. “We’re happy to be able to invite them to attend an Irish play presented by one of Ireland ’s premiere amateur theatre companies.”
KING OF THE CASTLE, by Eugene McCabe, is sent in rural Ireland , 1958. From the humblest of beginnings, by dint of hard work and scheming, an ageing Scober MacAdam has become “king of the castle”. Married to the youthful and beautiful Tressa, he is the subject of unending local jealously, constantly goaded with regard to his sexual inadequacies. Will he stoop to an “indecent proposal” to ensure an heir? Can even he control or accept the consequences which will follow?
To accept the invitation to see KING OF THE CASTLE, travellers should present an airline ticket valid for an outbound flight from Cork Airport during the closure period at the Cork Opera House box office on Emmet Place.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Quote of the Week

We did not change, as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.

Lynn Hall
Where Have All the Tigers Gone? -1989

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Dictionary Corner # 58

Onomastic – adjective

Relating to the study of the history and origin of proper names.

- DERIVATIVES onomastics noun.

- ORIGIN from Greek onoma ‘name’

Monday, April 12, 2010


The Cheesecake Test

I don’t know about this result, I think it might just be a little off the mark but I do love lemon cheesecake!

You Are a Lemon Cheesecake

You are a shy and reserved person. You tend to be very understated and "behind the scenes."

You are also quite gentle and kind. You almost always think before you act.

You are naturally cheerful and happy. You tend to have a bright attitude.

You aren't overly optimistic though. You can see both the good and the bad in the world.

The Cheesecake Test

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Quote of the Week

Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.

J. R. R. Tolkien, Letter to Michael Tolkien, March 1941
British scholar & fantasy novelist (1892 - 1973)

Sunday, April 04, 2010


Happy Easter

Happy Easter and roll on the chocolate hangover!

Friday, April 02, 2010


Quote of the Week

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.

Norman Cousins

Thursday, April 01, 2010


Dictionary Corner # 57

Karaoke – noun

A form of entertainment in which people sing popular songs over pre-recorded backing tracks.

- ORIGIN Japanese ‘empty orchestra’