Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Every year the countries across Europe compete in a songwriting and singing competition called the Eurovision Song Contest. Of course, our anally retentive neighbouring European countries take it all very seriously.
This is Irelands entry this year, chosen by telephone poll just last night. How many times did YOU vote Cosmo??
The 'song' is written and 'performed' by Dustin the turkey.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
- a 1 in 4 chance the parcel can be hand delivered to the winner
- a 1 in 3 chance it's going to end up in Houston Baptist
- a 1 in 6 chance it will go to someone Irish
- a 1 in 6 chance it's going to Nancy (Dana tipped me off)
- a 1 in 12 chance it will end up in Canada
You can still enter here. I'm think I'm going to let my mum make the draw, there's not much excitement in her life since she gave up the extreme sports!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
10 years ago this month, Marie Keating, Ronan's mum, died as a result of Breast Cancer. In 2004 he released this single to support Breast Cancer Care in her memory.
I love this song and I see a lot of symbolism in the lyrics: do I partake in life and it's opportunities, or do I sit on the sidelines, envying those that do?
Am I afraid of the mountains in the distance - those 'great' things that are expected of me, things that I feel unequipped to handle. Do I risk failure? Do I risk making mistakes for the opportunity to do something amazing?
And if I am successful, am I humble enough to stand beside the ocean and still feel small...
Every day we have the choice of sitting out or dancing - and most of the time we might choose to sit out - usually to our regret.
I hope that today, you danced.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
And now to tag five other people. I have a distinct disadvantage here, because I'm unsure I know five people with blogs, never mind five with blogs who read. But I tag:
Nancy because she does some pretty interesting writing so I'm sure she does some pretty interesting reading
Cosmo because he is just so clever
Jessie who I stole from Cosmo's links because I often sneak a peek at her blog, she reads and I had run out of people to tag!
Alice who needs to blog more
Pluto even though Dana already tagged him because he needs to read more
(oh, PS. I cheated. On the page numbers. Some of the right numbers are there, just not in the order instructed!)
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
- 225g/8oz plain flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 25g/1oz caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 300ml/1/2 pint milk
Alternatively, Tescos have so many of the things they're selling them.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Pluto recounted this story to me the other day about how he and his missus were lying in bed listening to the next door neighbour's dog barking. It had been barking for hours and hours. Suddenly he jumped up out of bed saying "I've had enough of this". He went downstairs.
When Pluto finally went back up to bed his wife said "The dog is still barking. What have you been doing?"
"Ah," he said "I've put the dog in our back garden . Let's see how THEY like it !"