4 months old

4 07 2013

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So at 4 months old our little girl has decided that she sits up now ­čÖé

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Ugliest cigar in the World!

25 06 2013

Check out this contender for most unappealing cigar in the history of smoking over at Tales from the humidor.





RIP James Gandolfini

20 06 2013

I switched on the television in work this morning to hear the sad news that James Gandolfini of Tony Soprano fame had passed away at only 51 years of age whilst on holiday in Italy.

Whilst the official cause of death hasn’t been announced yet it is being suggested that the Soprano’s star suffered a heart attack.

Whilst Gandolfini will be best remembered for his iconic performances in the Sopranos, his film credits included Zero Dark Thirty and Killing Them Softly, and he appeared in the Broadway production God Of Carnage.

The three time Emmy award winning actor was in Italy for the 59th Taormina film festival.

A great actor, a great man and a great loss.

 





NEW BLOG!!!

10 05 2013

After years of smoking and reviewing cigars I have finally decided to bite the bullet and start a blog dedicated to these tubes of dried, fermented leaves and the pleasure they provide.

If you would be interested in reading about my experiences as cigar smoker than you can find my new blog “Tales from the humidor” here.

Happy Smoking!

 





Vroom Vroom

16 04 2013

Well it wouldn’t be Spring time without there being some form of automotive drama in my life.

This year it was the turn of my BMW 325 to throw a hissy fit.

First both of the window regulators went within a day of each other, yay no electric windows!

Next I managed to wreck both front tyres in the space of 2 days.

Then the final stage resistor blew for the climate control, kinda important here in Ireland. The same day as the blower packed up 2 bulbs also burnt out.

Finally to top it all off some little W*nker booted the drivers side wing mirror off breaking the glass and the ridiculously expensive plastic cover.

Now I realise that it is coincidental that all of the above decided to implode within the space of 10 days but the part of me that is superstitious regarding cars decided that it was time to cut my losses.

As such my lovely blue work horse went the way of it’s big brother and was listed as is on Ebay.

Well she is now gone to a very happy new owner who plans on shipping her over to Poland?!?!?

This of course left me without a car to call my owner. Those of you who know me will know the knock on result of this…not good to say the least!

Still every cloud has a silver lining…In this case it came in the form of a classified ad which I found on Donedeal.ie.

After much coaxing of C and the kids, I believe the word McDonalds might have been mentioned, we set off on a six and a half hour round trip up the country.

This might sound excessive for the simple, everyday, purchase of a second hand car but this wasn’t just any car. Oh no. This one of the important cars which make up my list of cars to own before I die.

Without any further ado I present to you my new Mitsubishi FTO GPX





Excited!!!

30 07 2012

In case you didn’t guess from the title of this post I am excited.

Not only have we finally decided on the date for the “Big Day” next year but we have also settled on a venue.

This would be exciting in and of itself but the venue we have decided upon has an added nerd factor which has just tipped me over the edge.

Not for us some faceless registry office or lack-lustre hotel function room, nope we are getting married at a mother fricking observatory!!!

Yeah you heard it an observatory, say something.

Now before you think I have just steamrollered C into this I will point out that this particular observatory happens to be built into a beautiful 16th century castle so there is still something for the ladies;)

 

The facility in question is the Blackrock Castle Observatory here in Cork and will manage to offer a quaint fairytale element to the wedding whilst still letting me drool over that 16″ Meade reflector

 

 





Sign of the times

25 07 2012

 

I snapped this in Manhattan about 6 years ago.

Nothing special about the pic, I just really liked the way the Fallout Shelter sign seems to glow as if irradiated. Kind of ironic really.








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