Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Has anybody seen Macdara

Anyone know what happened to macdara's blog? Has he moved or given up?

Friday, May 23, 2008

lisbon shmisbon

That's that screwed up anyway. When the rest of Europe come whinging to us about non-ratififeckingcation of their treaties we'll tell them "don't blame us, blame Azerbijan, Finland, Macedonia, San Marino etc. You give our most famous turkey the boo hiss treatment, ye can feck off for yeerselves."
Anyway, eldest son made it home in one piece from the mandatory year in Australia. If he were to be believed, you'd swear it was Siberia he was coming home to. Myself and the three sons went across the road to our local to watch the match Wednesday night. It was the first time we had done so as a group and it was a bit surreal. I felt that we were on the set of a western or something. Good fun.
It's amazing how much fuller the house seems all of a sudden. You'd have thought that the difference between a family of 6 and one of 7 wouldn't be too dramatic, but we now reqlise that it's time to bite the bullet and hire a receptionist, doorman and chauffeur. Let ye not worry about the stinking carcass of the celtic tiger, we'll soon have the economy back on track!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

older by degrees.

Ok. I give up. I'm officially ancient. My 19 year old ickle boy has finished his final exams and if he's to be believed, will be the proud owner of a degree in history and soc and pol (with special expertise in Socialism and anti-Shellism)in the next few weeks. His big brother is on his way back from his Year In Australia. The recently appointed 17 year old is the proud owner of an airsoft gun which arrived in the post looking very menacing yesterday. 14 year old daughter is as usual, displaying a more sensible approach to life than either of her parents, and the baby (9) is getting scarier/less cooperative/better at tantrums on a daily basis. the dog has set a new world record for shedding, having reached four years without missing a day. The cat, however is progressing quite nicely. He has become more affectionate since we bought the new softer duvet. The little things become more important as you trundle downhill.