Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun
27

Looking Forward to Boxing Day

Barry

First published at Christmas 2010…..It was great to catch up with Barry McGuigan again last Monday at The Herald Sports Awards and after such a long time. As I said last week, the last time we met, we were both in a small sweaty room, half naked, being watched by Daniel Day Lewis. Barry told …

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Jun
25

Football…..football…football….

meson

First published at the time of the General Election. Oh yes….and that is the hat trick, get in the back of the net! Due to careful planning I have missed all three parliamentary broadcasts; in fact I managed two curries and a night out with Paul Merson instead of sitting and watching the three degrees …

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Jun
25

Bog Brush

toilet_brush

First published in 2011.   I have learnt many things this week. Mainly that a truly wise man does not put too much effort into the scrubbing of a loo with a toilet brush. A gentle agitation is all that is needed and to put one’s highly expensive reading glasses on to get a better …

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Jun
25

A Walk in Fridge

Fridge

First published at the time of Naomi Campbell and the investigation into Liberian diamonds.   So, let me get this right. There is this 62 year old bloke, a super model and some diamonds and the court wants to know what is going on? Derrr! Have these judges ever read a Catherine Cookson novel? I …

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Jun
25

Dublin return

A trip back home

Last week I flew back to Ireland for an emergency wedding. It was in fact a brilliant two days, where the wine and song flowed well into the night as I retraced my last visit to Dublin with the enemy, the good lady wife. It was a pleasure to be back among taxi drivers who …

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