As I recently mentioned, I've been trying to find some lighting for my house. I'm still looking for lights, but as can easily happen a trawl of CataWiki resulted in me buying a lamp that wasn't on my shopping list! I got a very nice vintage chrome Anglepoise lamp. For now it's going to live as a side lamp in my dining room area, as it'll give a nice lighting effect that you … [Read more...] about Adding More Lighting to my “Smart” Home
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Friday last Ireland went to the polls. I voted on my way into work, as did several of my staff. Others went during their lunch break or after work. The reports came in from around the country - polling was pretty high, but around 6pm the numbers dropped off instead of rising.Polls closed at 10pm and within a couple of hours there were already the exit polls from The Irish … [Read more...] about Ireland Voted Yes
I'm proud to be Irish most of the time. Not all of the time. Some of the time I'm embarrassed by my native country.When it comes to "equality" Ireland has led the way in some areas, yet has failed miserably in others.Women's rights in this country is one of our biggest failures.Tomorrow the country will go to the polls. It will be the first time I will be able to … [Read more...] about Voting Yes is Voting For a More Humane Ireland
I've refrained from posting anything here in relation to the upcoming abortion referendum this Friday. However anyone who follows me on any social media platform knows that I will be voting "yes".I might go into more detail on why I think that voting yes is the right thing to do and why I think it's important that Ireland be a country where we empower women.In the … [Read more...] about Voting Yes: Savita
Like most people I've always had a "love/hate" relationship with my bank. Since taking out a mortgage with them just over a year ago, however, I haven't been able to complain about their fees anymore, as they've been waived.Of course the bank *is* making plenty of money with the mortgage, so it's not really "free".But what is, however, is the cash back offers via AIB … [Read more...] about Free Money? Sure Why Not?