Film

My top ten best films of 2017

Lets be honest here twenty-seventeen hasn’t been a great year for movies. I’m quite sure many will disagree. Good for you. If I was to compile a top ten of the last ten years then it’s doubtful one would include any of these. Harsh? Maybe. Opinionated? Totally. But isn’t that [Read more…]

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Greed!

Please stick with this entry, even though the first few paragraphs seem a bit boring and pointless. You’ll soon see where I’m going and why. Health services around the world will never please anyone. There is always someone who won’t be getting the service they feel they need and to [Read more…]

Every Day Entry

Dinner Guest

I was asked a few days ago who my ideal dinner companions would be. You know the question, you’ve heard it before, usually while sat in a bar or at a training function, or ironically while at dinner, often with good companions. Who would you six dream dinner companions be? [Read more…]

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Still Small Voice

Sometimes a problem stands before you and gives you the finger. You can’t pass it. You can’t wave it off like you do when others give you the finger, you have to confront it and demand to know why. So you stand your ground and you shout “why?” You make [Read more…]

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Pride

It is Pride week. After last years brilliant Pride but fucked up committee I really hope this one goes off well. I’ve had a couple of issues with some committee members but personally I think I’ve been a good chairperson. Time will tell I suppose. The majority of the committee [Read more…]

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Gay Labels

Over the years of being gay and going to various bars, clubs, nights, hoot nannies, exhibitions, shin-digs, festivals, marches, (I could go on with this list!) I’ve seen all sorts of labels given to gay men. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not one or I just don’t listen [Read more…]

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Happy 39th

It is my birthday. I am 39. Again. You will believe that I am 39 and not go any higher. I am 39. 39.

Every Day Entry

CSS my ASS!

Having spent most of the evening trawling through web-sites trying to learn CSS I have come to realise the following: 1. I know more HTML than I give myself credit for. 2. I don’t read everything but skim it to find the things I want – thus missing most of [Read more…]

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Fire Training at Work

Fire training at work is always fun. We get full training in how fires start, how to evacuate, and how to put out small fire. It’s also done in a practical way so we actually get to set off the extinguishers and put out a fire. It can be a [Read more…]

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Where there’s a will

There is something quite calming and cathartic about writing a living will. I was having a discussion the other day about what I would want done in the event of me being put on a life support machine and it made me realise that I doubt anyone knows my wishes. [Read more…]

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The girl on the bridge

When we first moved to Ireland various friends came to visit us. One of them was Rowena. We took her around Galway and one afternoon while walking along the side of the Corrig we noticed a girl sat on the wall over looking the river and a man holding on [Read more…]

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What?

I got asked the other day at work why I don’t wear my hearing aid as much as I did when I first started. Well, there are two reasons. Firstly most of the people I work with have got used to me now and seem to compensate for my deafness; [Read more…]