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Wine Appreciation Course at The Hole in the Wall, Dublin

A few weeks ago, I saw on Facebook that the local pub in Dublin, The Hole in the Wall, was putting on a Wine Appreciation Course. It was €80 per person and consisted of 6 Tuesday nights from 8pm to 10pm. The course was on every second weak which was nice as it requires less [...]

By | 2017-02-15T14:33:39+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Wine|1 Comment

Book Review: Paul O’Connell – The Battle

  I have finally finished reading Paul O'Connell's autobiography which is aptly named The Battle. I picked it up at the airport when it first came out and then it spent a number of weeks in my car as I didn't have time to read. I finally had the chance over the last couple of [...]

By | 2017-01-19T16:16:30+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Book Review|0 Comments

What Mad Stuff am I watching on Netflix in 2017?

  Towards the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017, I have been watching a few shows on Netflix. I love the Netflix original shows that pop up from time to time. Some are crap but often they are brilliant shows produced either exclusively for Netflix or else in conjunction with a traditional TV channel [...]

By | 2017-01-13T12:16:32+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Netflix|0 Comments

What’s on Netflix? – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

If you don't like Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, best move on a few paragraphs below to some other recommendations on Netflix. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency was another series of books that Adams wrote in the late 80s. There were only two books, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and then The Long Dark Tea-Time [...]

By | 2016-12-22T10:23:27+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Netflix, Review|0 Comments

Selling Your House Yourself – No Estate Agent Needed?

Here's the situation I find myself in. In late 2004/early 2005 I was ready to buy a house but the prices in Dublin were crazy. €200,000 was my absolute limit for a mortgage so my choice was either buy somewhere in Dublin that I wouldn't want to live, in a mid-terraced house I would hate [...]

By | 2016-12-20T11:43:12+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Whiskey Tourism in Ireland

I attended the launch of the Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy last week courtesy of The Irish Whiskey Association. The plan is to make Ireland a world leader in Whiskey Tourism by 2030. Can we do it? I don't see why not. Before prohibition in the US, Ireland was the largest exporter of whiskey in the world. [...]

By | 2016-12-16T15:43:18+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Whiskey|2 Comments

Lack of Christmas Markets in Dublin in 2016?

Cologne 2015 Christmas Markets Last year, my partner and I went to Cologne for the Christmas markets of which there are many. We also went to the I Believe Christmas market in Dublin which was pretty good but not a patch on Germany. Keeping it Irish, we went to Belfast also where they [...]

By | 2016-12-12T17:10:18+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Christmas|0 Comments

Filter Photography

Before modern digital filters like Instagram and the like, photographers used physical filters to generate the results that they want. Even today, the best images are produced using traditional lens filters. To get into landscape photography, a filter is pretty essential so it was about time I invested in some. Up until now, the only [...]

By | 2016-12-06T14:16:01+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Arts, Photography|0 Comments