Category Archives: Rants

Good Manners: The Noise You Don’t Make When Eating Soup.

The art of eating in company is something that really ought to be taught in schools because it is not being taught in enough homes. I never cease to be amazed at the number of grown ups that have the … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me See Red In A Restaurant

Since embarking  on my 100 Best Restaurants quest I have become more observant, more critical and more judgemental about the places where I dine. After all I am paying out hard-earned  money and I should not come away feeling cheated. … Continue reading

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We’re Almost Metric…Just A Few More Inches To Go

The teaching of the Metric system in schools in Ireland commenced in 1970. Children of the sixties who had grown up with pints, pounds and miles were now introduced to litres, kilos and metres. It is quite likely that this … Continue reading

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Charity Begins At Home

I volunteer once a week in a charity shop and I am moved to write, briefly, about my experience. On the whole I enjoy the few hours that I put in but sometimes I have to wonder what people are … Continue reading

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We are what we eat.

It is quite alarming that the former Minister for Agriculture, Brendan Smith, declared his intention to support an EU proposal to permit the use of Genetically Modified (GM) animal feed in Europe. He has also declared support for the sale … Continue reading

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Yes But No Butt!

  I am a bit of a scrabble head. Although I don’t play in open competition I would consider a score of under 300 points to be a pretty poor achievement for me. Anyway, in order to feed my habit … Continue reading

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A Fox Tale

She’s a Fox! Does any woman really want to be described as a fox? Foxes are traditionally regarded as being sly and cunning. One only has to remember the stories of our childhood to be reminded of that. Aesop’s fables … Continue reading

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