Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Michael Jackson, You Were There - Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute, 1989

This is an extraordinary piece of work by Michael Jackson. He is paying tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. for his long years of paving the way for black entertainers. It shows the great talent that Jackson was. I have always admired him. He has an huge presence and a beautiful voice. It was a great shame to have lost him.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Capuchin monkeys reject unequal pay

Just like a large family like ours growing up.

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Five Sisters.

Left to right: Audrey , Lynda , Phyllis , Eileen and Anne. I'm their favorite brother  ! We're blessed to have such lovely sisters and a family that gets on so well and cares about  each other. We have our parents to thank for that.
Reposted from Facebook.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Kissing The Blarney Stone With Paul In 1974

This must have been about a week before the accident. I'm still waiting for the gift of the gab. I think God forgot to send it to me.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday To Colin

Nice pic from the Philly visit of a few years ago !

Monday, November 05, 2012

Billy The Kid

Our Brianie shooting 'em up !

Separated At Birth

My lovely niece Carolyn looking very much like Rita Hayworth. Or should it be the other way around ?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glasnevin Cemetery Tour - Culture Night 2012

This is a very interesting tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. There are lots of interesting facts and things to see. At the start he talks about the Royal College Of Surgeons in Dublin. We were given a full tour of this college while I was in the medical side of the FCA as a teenager. It was amazing. There were bodies, body parts, things in jars that you wouldn't believe and a surgeon to explain it all to us. It was all very clean and hygienic so there was nothing that would make us feel queasy except for the sight of the dead bodies.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Captain Of Sunken Titanic Found Living In Southern Oregon

He was spotted rummaging for food in dumpsters near a local Pizza Hut.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Now Of It.

No going back twenty years or posting those favorite photos where we looked beautiful. Scars and all this is how we look today and we should be proud of it for a change.

I can hear them all now ( Speak for yourself youngfella ! )

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mark Knopfler - Romeo and Juliet

  1. This is one of my all time Favorite songs ,but this version i think , show's knopfler's genius... to transit the intro through the ages of music arriving at the ultimate classic pop song...showing that music..and the wonderful Shakespeare tale of love and tragedy timeless

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Postcard From Greece

Courtesy of my friend Daniel. Does this not make you want to spend a cool afternoon with some good Greek food and wine and gentle conversation ? Leonard Cohen probably ate here.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Our Paul Has A Big Birthday Today.

Aran Cardigan

I still have that Aran cardigan and it still fits me. A great sweater attracting lots of compliments on the craftwork. It must be about 20 years old or more and I can't remember who knit it for me. It was either Anne or Phil.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

TU-154 RA-85563 Almost Crash! (subtitles)

The hydraulics on this plane  failed just after take off so there was no control on the rudder or ailerons. The wheels didn't retract so there was a huge drag. The plane had to be maneuvered by engine power to land. That explains the wobbling in the air. This could have been a huge catastrophe and only the pilot's skill prevented a crash.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Dudley doing EXACTLY what I tell him to do. This was a few years ago.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Irish Singalong In Aunt Pat's Place

Great little session with Mam Pat and the girls during Colin and Joanne's visit to Ireland. These were regular events in the house and usually took place around 11 pm as soon as Dad left for work, poor fella he also had a great voice.
In winter everyone would sit around the fireplace and sing all these songs.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jonny Schindlers List

An extraordinary rendition of this haunting melody by Brendan's son  Jonathan. A gifted family and a gifted musician. 

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012


A nice journey through Morocco. Photos by my good friend Daniel who is a great traveler and avid photographer. Enjoy !

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Gone Fishin'

Our Ter having a great time while we all slave away.

This Must Have Been The 80's

Hair ! Hair !

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. Rolex

On the 3rd of September 1975 my good friend Bernard Brazier and myself went into a jewelers in Cairo Egypt and bought our Rolexes together. Mine cost 200 Egyptian Pounds and it was a big day for both of us. I think that was our wages for the month. Still ticking away 37 years later and it has only been cleaned and overhauled twice.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Dublin Interactive - Ha'penny Bridge - North to South

Friday, August 31, 2012

How Do They Do It?

I wonder how these photographers get these fantastic pictures.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Faith In Humanity Restored.

A little magic for those not on facebook.

Saturday, July 28, 2012