I've always liked making models of planes. And of all the planes that have existed the Spitfire has always been one of my favourites. When it comes to models of Spitfires (and you have to use the plural as there were a LOT of different versions of the Spitfire) they vary both in scale and detail. No, not all models are equal. Anyone who thinks they are is just plain wrong! A … [Read more...] about A 1:72 Scale Spitfire to get Started
South African Chutney
When I travel to a new country I like to explore the supermarkets. I have a habit of picking up local delicacies or simply popular foods. Assuming of course that they aren't perishable and will fit in my bag. So when I go to Spain I'll pick up a few tins of seafood as well as chorizo and lomo. When I'm in France I might pick up mustards and paté, while in the US I tend to opt … [Read more...] about South African Chutney
Who Said Summers Were Quiet?
July / August are odd months .. While for many they are associated with holiday and relaxation, for me they're the ramp up to the autumn season, so they're actually busier than other times of the year in many respects.Over the last few weeks and those to come I've been working on a number of projects that will hopefully bear fruit in the next few weeks and months .. One that … [Read more...] about Who Said Summers Were Quiet?
Local Authority Sites Don’t Need to be ugly
I just visited the Carlow website. It's horrific. It's embarassingly bad.Why can't they do something like Clare or Donegal?Does a county have to rely heavily on tourism to have a decent looking website?I'd have thought not.Earlier this week Carlow decided to have a carfree day before the rest of Europe. Whether this was a good idea or not isn't important, but if you were a … [Read more...] about Local Authority Sites Don’t Need to be ugly
The drive from Carlow to Cork should be a lot more pleasant as of tomorrow when the new M8 Rathcormac-Fermoy Bypass is opened to the public. Last night when I was driving back from Cork I got held up for a good forty minutes at Fermoy, so being able to avoid the town completely is going to be worth the cost involved (€1.60). EDIT: Woops! It actually opened before I even posted … [Read more...] about Avoiding Fermoy?