Encouragement

We could all do with a bit of encouragement at times. Often things aren’t as bad as we think! Recently, I was driving my son for a dental appointment and (a) one tyre seemed so low I wasn’t sure if we’d make it to a garage (b) my fuel gauge showed I was almost empty…

M3 cycle

I admit it: I cried  just before the start of the M3 Cycle yesterday. What triggered it? They played ‘Human‘ by The Killers. It just got to me. There were something like 1,400 cyclists lined up ready to cycle the as yet unopened M3 motorway from Clonee to Kells. The starting point: the toll near the Dunboyne…

Step up to the plate

Living today as if it might be your last needs to move beyond a cliché. Let us stop suspending what we want to do. There is no tomorrow! This is the day to live your life to the full. It’s May 2010. It seems like a blink of the eye since the turn of the century…

J.G.Farrell: The Siege of Krishnapur

Members loved J.G.Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur. It’s one to read and to keep. It’s hilarious. Excellently written. It had one member in stitches of laughter. A work of genius, so well-observed. It shows, doesn’t tell. Ten out of ten.

Some books we’ve read in Wise Owl book club

Ali, Ayaan Hirsi:         Infidel Amis, Martin:              Experience Ashworth, Jenn:         A Kind of Intimacy Barbery,Muriel:            The Elegance of the Hedgehog Bayley, John:              Iris Barry, Sebastian:          A Long,Long Way Ben Jelloun, Tahar:        The Blinding Absence of Light Browne, Dan:               The Da Vinci Code Capote, Truman:            In Cold Blood Carey, Peter:              Theft Carter, Angela:            The Magic Toyshop Cervantes:                …