Friday, 30 April 2010

Insy winsy

An unwelcome visitor on the kitchen wall.

Thursday, 29 April 2010


Seems a bit dear, although at less than £8 per person per match it's maybe not that bad after all.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Can we get one of these, dad?

The kids get to sit in a Porsche for the first time.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Anyone care for a bun?

The tradition in this part of the world, when someone dies, is that visitors to the house bring some baked goods or the like. I suppose it's to help out with the mammoth catering task with cups of tea & so on in the days before the funeral.
Well, our friends have been outstanding in this regard since Ali's dad passed away yesterday & this is only a fraction of what has been brought! We have been blessed with amazing friends.
Thank you, one & all.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Which way's up?

The interesting bit about this photo is that the camera phone obviously recognised there were faces but the wrong way up. So it inverted the picture :-) (-:

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

What would you give for this?

I park beside this little building every day. It used to be a shop but has been closed for many months. Today the sold sign went up. The site comprises only the small buildings you see, not the car park. It extends to 0.1 acres, a little less than 5,000 square feet.
What am I bid for this tiny site, without any planning permission, in a back street several blocks off Belfast's city centre?

Saturday, 17 April 2010

All for "charidee", mate

The proceeds of today's programme sales.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Back from the printers

If you're about Shaws Bridge tomorrow, why not drop in and enjoy some quality rugby. Over 500 players aged 9-12 will be competing between 10 & 2.
These programmes are sold in aid of our two chosen charities. Even if you can't come along, please have a look online at Burkina Development Partnership and Shelter Box. Thank you.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

In memory

This is an unofficial memorial that appeared at the gates of Belfast's City Hall over the weekend in memory of the Polish president, his wife & the 94 others who died with them in a plane crash in Russia last Friday.
It's also a tangible sign of how Northern Ireland is changing. A few years ago, there would not have been such a memorial. There wouldn't have been a Polish community to create it.
Belfast is becoming more and more multi-cultural and, for my money, that can only be a good thing.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Hanging around

You've got to admire those IKEA folks for their display techniques.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Saturday, 3 April 2010

A lone ranger trip...

to the dump
to the dump
to the dump dump dump
to the dump
to the dump
to the dump dump dump...