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Tempus Fugit

I remember somewhat vaguely my 60th and 65th birthdays and they didn’t seem to be very important. Last month however I reached 70 and it seemed different. Someone asked me how “Ted how does it actually feel?” and I had to admit that I was kind of “looking a bit sideways at it”. I am

By |2017-09-26T12:28:22+00:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments

All Mixed Up

I went to a rocking concert last Saturday afternoon when my son Eamon and a group of enthusiastic Cork musicians played some great music and sang a few tunes from their new CD….. All Mixed Up. The concert was organised to launch their CD which was put together to raise much needed money for Cork

By |2017-09-26T12:29:04+00:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Climate Change

The one thing that was always noticeable on the Canary Island of Lanzarote was the total lack of any vegetation. The Island always appeared to be just bare volcanic rock This year however things are quite different and looking across from The Old town of Porto Del Carmen towards Porto Colero the greenness of the

By |2017-09-26T12:29:44+00:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

Munster Rugby

Last Friday evening I was lucky enough to be in Thomond Park to watch Munster play The Maori All Blacks. It was a wet miserable night and I was lucky to be up high in the stand out of the rain and wind. The ground was totally full and even the terraces exposed to the

By |2017-09-26T12:30:34+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Sport|0 Comments

Autumn leaves

In Ireland this year we have had the driest calmest autumn/early winter that I can ever remember. As a result the colour of the leaves on the trees is spectacular. On Sunday we walked around the beautiful Atlantic Pond with our grandchildren. Son Owen was with us and decided that he should bury himself in

By |2017-09-26T12:34:27+00:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Doonbeg revisited

Last week I made a return trip to Doonbeg golf club not really knowing what to expect. The original course was designed by golf architect Greg Norman and I always felt that he had not made best use of what is a pretty incredible bit of links land, in a most gorgeous part of the

By |2018-01-08T12:26:16+00:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: Sport|0 Comments