Yipee, a new Mary Gentle Book: “1610: A Sundial in a Grave, by Mary Gentle (Gollancz, £12.99) Mary Gentle’s novels hover in the grey area between fantastic, postmodern and historical fiction – and because of this she probably gets less attention than she deserves” – review from the Guardian site.


More trouble for The Spire. The lights aren’t working properly *sigh* after taking so long you’d think they would do things properly wouldn’t you. Still I think it looks great, especially at dusk when the lights start to come on (when they work).

Who’s on first?

Was never a fan of Doctor Who, think I am a bit too young, but I am a Richard E Grant fan so I took a gander at the animated episodes now online. So far they have two up, and they are quite entertaining. The Doctor seems a little on the Withnail-ish side, never a […]

Love Remains

Have just finished reading Glan Duncan’s Love Remains. Saw it in my local library and because I loved I, Lucifer so much had to take it out. This is a very different book in many ways from I, Lucifer. There is no light relief and it is most defo not a funny book. What the […]

Coke censored

Well, the students spoke again, and banned the sales of Coke from college. I am not quite sure if I agree with this but the people have spoken. Part of the reason I disagree is that it seems as though Coke are being singled out simply because they are a well known brand. I am […]

No Bertie for Sligo

Looks like Bertie aint welcome in Sligo, by Irish the students at least: “As Mr. Ahern arrived at the IT, the students, congregated outside the main entrance and foyer, turned their backs as he entered.” (have to register to view article but is free)

World Cup 03

So the IRB RWC 2003 is at an end. Okay so the 3rd place play off still has to come, doesn’t it? but in reality the competition is all over. All the pre-match verbal skirmishes came down to these last 80 minutes, or 110 as it turned out to be, after normal time ended in […]


strangely enough bombs in Indonesia tend to kill more people from Jakarta than Jersey and yet always it is an attack on our interests, on our culture. Is it this reaction as much as anything else that sickens the people of these countries who have been attacked, it certainly sickens me – that we cannot sympathise or understand but merely try to transfer this into our own framework, one that is easier for us to accept. The message is therefore – ‘well we’re sorry that some of your people died, but imagine how it must feel for us’.


Did you know that it is 10yrs since Nirvana released their Unplugged album, I must be getting old. Information from Ray on Today FM so if it wrong then go blame him. In other news the big story is of course Bush’s visit to the UK, first official state visit in mny many years. And […]

Slanging match

Politicians or just big kids?Paisley and Trimble in Slanging Match. Personally I think Paisley is great craic, but that may be because I don’t have to deal with him, or others who share his views. And also because he has no real impact on my life. Apart as a source of humour: Was watching the […]