Friday, 18 March 2016

Great song lyrics

He is awful shifty for a man of fifty.

  By Brendan Shine.


Sup up your beer and collect your fags

there`s a row going on down in Slough. 

By The Jam      

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Beyond Words

"We all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere`s fan.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

How Irish are you?

I consider myself to be half Irish. Is this really true? Both my parents were born in Ireland and emigrated to England in the early 1960`s. That makes me Irish right? My parents parents were Irish and as far as I know my great great grand parents were too.

Why then do I feel I need to resist wearing a stupid Irish hat on St Patrick`s Day? I don`t want to go out and listen to the same old Irish folk songs that I used to hate, that now I quite like. Yet if I don`t go out and join in I feel I am missing out that I am not part of the gang. This need to feel part of a group to fit in somewhere is strong still. I want to be around some friends in a bar and relax and share some stories because that is what we do. Now I am older I don`t wish to drink all day. I still like the idea of having some Irish stew or Mum`s bacon and cabbage. I want to mark the day in some way. It is a tradition which I want to keep. I sometimes dream that England will play Ireland in a World Cup final game or Euro final soon. I am Irish right so I want Ireland to win of course !