Sunday, October 25, 2009

All that Jazz!

Spent a bit of time in the Clarion this evening listening to some jazz and got a pleasant surprise when Paddy Cole dropped by the place was jumping!
Now thats at an end the Christmas mags. can be poured over!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Birds are back in town!

Having just refilled my peanut feeders a few days ago and waiting patiently to see the birds return i was rewarded today when for the first time 4 or 5 of them came calling to the feeders!
Nice to see them back for the winter and feeding though a fight broke out at one stage between two of them!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mardyke Cork City

Last Saturday i had an early rise to take my daughter to work and as it was so nice a morning i decided to go for a stroll around the Mardyke,which led me across the road to UCC and onwards to college rd. and the Brookfield complex and also to Fitzgeralds Park.
It was a beautiful autumn morning and the Mardyke was looking great, no wonder it is famed in song and story,
"how oft do my thoughts in their fancy take flight to the home of my childhood away,
to the days when each patriot vision seemed bright
ere i dreamed that those joys should decay,
when my heart was as light as the wild winds that blow,
down the Mardyke through each elm tree,
where I sported and played neath each green leafy shade


The Honan Chapel, where graduates of the college can have their wedding ceremony.
Devere Hall/students centre

The Presidents Office UCC

The Quad at UCC
The following pics were taken last Saturday morning in and around the Brookfield complex on the College Rd. in Cork City.It serves as a campus for nearby UCC and also has holiday lettings going on outside of college term, while there is a leisure centre and shop/cafe on the grounds as well.Its lovely this time of year as the grounds are so well kept.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Autumn is coming in all around us, the leaves are turning their beautiful colours and the shops are gearing up for Halloween!
The downside is the dark nights beginning here around 7oclock now it seems .