Ireland is now in what some people are calling "Lockdown 2.0". For 6 weeks (possibly longer) the country has gone into the highest level of lockdown under the government's current set of plans for dealing with COVID-19. Earlier in the year, during the first lockdown, many people seem to have turned to baking. Sourdough and banana bread was everywhere! Personally I didn't … [Read more...] about A Few Resolutions for Lockdown 2.0
My frustration with Mensa is growing. So the latest rubbish is around double standards. Yesterday Mensa International posted on Facebook about how Taiwan was being recognised as a national Mensa. Due to the politics around China and Taiwan there were a few comments of a political nature that led to their social media team responding: Mensa is a non-political … [Read more...] about Mensa – Lies or Ignorance?
As I mentioned previously, there were several areas outside the house that I wanted to paint. The porch and gate, as well as the wooden fence turned out nicely, but the really big job was going to be the main garden walls. They really needed something! They're about two metres tall and 60 metres long (give or take) without even adding in the lower wall at the front of … [Read more...] about More Painting but it was so Rewarding!
Several years ago I renewed my Mensa membership. So for the last few years I've been getting the odd email from Mensa, as well as the magazines. I hadn't ever attended any events, as my previous hectic travel schedule meant I was on the road a lot of the time. This year, however, with the various restrictions in place Mensa, in common with just about everyone else, was … [Read more...] about Irish Mensa Weirdness (Again!)
Mostly for myself, as I keep forgetting how to do this .. .. I use DPD Parcel Wizard to get deliveries quite a bit. It's handy when you want to get something that only ships to a UK address or where the shipping cost for shipping to Ireland is crazy high, yet the cost to ship it to Northern Ireland is still relatively sane. Prior to "lockdown" I was using the office … [Read more...] about Updating Your DPD Parcel Wizard Delivery Address