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Birthday surprise ruined

Bureaucracy. Red tape. Officialdom. Call it what you will. No matter where in the world you are, its end goal seems to be to make

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Unidentified biting thingey

I have a question for you all: If I fall asleep to the sound of a mozzie buzzing around the bedroom and wake up with

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Olympic-size lessons

I’m not a massive fan of the Olympic Games. For me, it’s not about who wins what for which country; it’s more about how people

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2021 Grateful 20: The price of wood and sparkling wine

I enjoy a good wallow. I’m prone to bouts of melancholy. For me, paranoia is the vanguard of depression. Some days it’s difficult to get

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2021 Grateful 21: Lifelong learning

If I envy others anything, it’s their knowledge. So, I might get a twinge or two about a house or a new appliance, but that

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2021 Grateful 22: Two slices of a pizza life

Today is my mate’s birthday. Were he still gracing the world with his presence, he’d be in fancy dress somewhere celebrating. He was a great

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2021 Grateful 23: I wake to sleep

I can’t imagine life without books. I love where they send me. The lovable Mike Romeo, from the pen of Toby Neal, introduced me to

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Growing old gracefully

The Debs, that student dinner dance in Leaving Cert year, was the first in a series of milestone events. Then came the 21sts. And the

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2021 Grateful 24: Rant by a fool

The inimitable Pat Browne moved on this week and my world will be a lot less colourful without him. We were in school together many

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2021 Grateful 25: Christmas in July

It took seven months for the envelope to get from Ireland to Hungary. For seven months, the small package languished in the bowels of some

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