Monday, February 28, 2011

Jane Russell RIP

For those film fans old enough to remember this saucy lady of yesteryear. She died today.

Mam, Baby Emma And Graham

Sent to me by Graham.

Human Planet

Great Video. Must be a wonderful series.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cold Night In Roseburg.

25 degrees. Only dudley's nose was showing from under the electric blanket. Lazy dog!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Norwegian Military Tattoo

This is a great performance.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Actor TP McKenna 1929–2011

One of the all time greats. Below is a link to a blog with lots of information on his career and rare photos.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

JP And C Down On The Farm

A wonderful drive in the Landrover  out to the farmlands of this area. Magical green rolling hills, moss laden trees, emerald green grass as far as the eye can see, the hum and song of  rushing rivers. The rain soaked road unfolding into the distance.  Heaven!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Skit On The Health Care Cuts In Ireland.

Proposed cuts to the National Health Service.

The Irish Medical Association has weighed in on the new health care proposals.

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

The Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but the neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

The Obstetricians felt they were all labouring under a misconception.

Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted.

Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Paediatricians said, "Oh, Grow up!"

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.

The Surgeons were fed up with the cuts and decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.

The ENT specialists didn't swallow it, and just wouldn’t hear of it.

The Pharmacologists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter...."

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.

The Anaesthetists thought the whole idea was a gas, but the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the arseholes in Dublin.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day To All The Walsh And Waddell Girls From All The Walsh And Waddell Boys

Life is one fool thing after another, wheras love is two fool things after each other
Oscar Wilde

Pattys Birthday

'Tis the season for Birthdays it seems.. Today is Pat's birthday our dear friend and great friend of the family.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Birthday To Mam

Happy Birthday Mam from all of us. You are the best.

JP's New Hat

Love this song. It's meant for Dudley of course.
Song: You couldn't be cuter / Jerome Kern / Margaret Whiting.
She just died a few weeks ago.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Surprise Visit For Mam In Philadelphia

We had great fun doing this. We all planned it ahead and Mam had no idea. We really wanted her to say something harmless but of course she would never do that. We were lucky to get anything out of her at all. It took her a couple of hours to get over it. She kept shaking her head afterwards. It was a great few days altogether.
One thing I do have to say is that Colin and Joanne were wonderful hosts. They made us all feel welcome and couldn't do enough for us.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Gathering Of The Clan Part One

My intention here was to catch some ad lib conversations and turn them into a mini documentary of the family chatting among themselves just like in the ' old days '.  I must say I am really pleased with the result. Everyone seems so relaxed and chatty.
The music in these two videos are:
Mozart / Piano Sonata K331
Schubert  / Kinderszenen
Chopin /Nocturne opus 9 N 3

Gathering Of The Clan Part Two

Alisons Birthday

Posted for Terry Girl

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Joannes Birthday Today


Frank Sinatra

This post is not for everyone. It lasts for about 15 minutes and is for the true Sintraphile  with time on his/ her hands.  It doesn't get any better than this. Frank has nothing to hide behind. Just a piano and a quartet.The true art of singing. A true delight for any music lover.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Volkswagen Passat 2011 Super Bowl XLV television commercial

Most of you have probably seen this one already , so for those who haven't here it is.

Super Bowl Commercial 2011 -

One of the great ads for the superbowl here in the United States. They are all so original. I will post a few. This is me in another few years.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Animals We Only Saw In The Comics When We Were Children.

Photos By Carol
I had never seen a bufallo in real life before I came to the United States. It has always appeared to me to be a noble beast. The only time we ever saw them were in Bufallo Bill  and other cowboy comics as children. They were always associated with cowboys and indians.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011