Probably the best way to remember Aretha Franklin is with her music.Here she is doing a fantastic rendition of "Think" in the classic film "Blues Brothers"https://youtu.be/cGXU7268Z50She might be gone, but her music will live on. … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin in Blues Brothers
I've been in my house now for about 18 months. Of course there are still things I need to do, but for the most part there's nothing "pressing". One thing, however, has been bugging me a little. Lighting.While I sorted out the lighting in the main areas of the house fairly quickly, I've still got a few lingering oddities that I'd love to improve. The main bathroom … [Read more...] about Lighting Inspiration Wanted
This weekend was a bank holiday and the weather was pretty good, if a little overcast. So I thought I'd head over to Stradbally to the annual steam rally. The event runs over two days and is held in fields outside Stradbally. And I took my camera (no, not my phone camera - an actual camera!)..https://www.instagram.com/p/BmIzpjVHpnF/ The steam engines deserved the black … [Read more...] about Enjoying Vintage Steam in Stradbally
https://youtu.be/FFrag8ll85wThe famous scene from Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr always brings a smile to my face.I'm not as focussed on making money as Cuba Gooding Jr's character in Jerry Maguire, but I don't work for free or do things that benefit others unilaterally.I've been blogging and running websites for years. Over the years there's been … [Read more...] about Show Me the Money!!
Eircode has launched as Ireland's official postcode system..A LOT has been written about the issues with how it's been rolled out, including some rather "impressive" faux pas like sending Eircodes to dead people ..However one of the things that I was curious about was the lookup system.The Eircode website offers a lookup service, but it has a limit - you can only do … [Read more...] about Eircode vs UK Postcodes