Monday 31 December 2012

Happy New Year

I have been informed by the lovely people of Facebook that it is indeed the 31st of December. And we all know what that means - another year to look forward to! Or in my case just remembering about, hence the scrambling to the nearest computer to inform the world of how clueless I am.
So, what happened in 2012? In a random fashion, heres a few bits and bobs from home and abroad that I can think of;
  • The big one, the 2012 Olympics in the UK. Everyone either loves it or hates it. I was converted this year, but only because I was staying with friends who are obsessed with sports. And lets not forget Ireland's great wins! Ah Ms Taylor has a special place in my non-sporting heart forever.
  •  - And to add to that the Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. The little lady even took part in the closing ceremony of the Olympics, pretending to parachute into the stadium. I have a feeling she is going to live forever. She is so up to date and well, as the cool kids would say, 'hip'.
  • #Kony 2012. This video went viral after being posted about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. It sort of backfired after being such a social media success and ended up fizzling out. But it shows yet again the power of people and the power of the internet.
  • The American election was back on and Obama was re-elected. (did anyone else stay up til 4am and watch the results come in? No? Ok then..)
  • The death of Savita Halappanavar at a Galway hospital had the country in an uproar and protests were held in favour of legalising abortion in Ireland.
  • Maeve Binchy passed away. Her last novel A Week in Winter also was released. She will be missed. I was first introduced to her by my Gran when I was little. The film Tara Road, which was adopted from a book Maeve wrote was played to death in my house. 
  • The Mayan calendar finished and the world was meant to end on the 21st of December. Good thing I didn't hold my breath. 
  • The Late Late Toy Show was a success again this year with a few gems as always. Who remembers this little fella?

I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and is looking forward to the count down tonight. Me? Well I'll be sitting in bed with some tea, dripping a face mask onto the latest book I'm reading.  
What are some moments you remember from 2012?

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Sunday 30 December 2012

And Why Not?

Here I am, sitting at home reading amazing blogs and watching mind blowing YouTube videos. There are some very talented people in this world and glances through these social networking sites shows it. And then it hit me. I have a voice just like these people. And interests too!  Why don't I share my thoughts and passions? 

Now don't get me wrong. I am not expecting RTE to be banging on my door begging for an interview about this. I am certainly not looking for a following. But is it not a lovely idea to share things and ramble on for a bit? I'm a normal cailĂ­n. I love high heels but never wear them. I think people who spend time and effort doing their hair every day should get medals. My bargain of the week was finding Linor fabric softener for 3 euro in Tesco along with a 4 cent lemon. I like candles. Through the years I have realised nothing good comes from leaving your computer on and then drinking wine. 

So this, girls and boys, is my life typed out as best as I can do it.  An 'introduction' to a little of everything that comes into my life. With a few pictures, links and stories along the way. Pop by once in a while to say hi. Have a coffee. Have a gander. Share your blogs and posts with me. If you have a LolCat picture to show don't keep it to yourself! Its going to be good.