finally on line

back blogging from holy Catholic Ireland where temp is approximately zero degrees….emrgency coal and peat deliveries ordered-.good day to stay home and tend the fire. maybe consume some sambuca….where is that warm atlantic air that Ireland frequently brags about?

most of the hot air is still in the pub…

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well, it’s winter in Ireland….no snow….yet….but it is freezing….we keep the fire going….and some Irish whiskey ameliorates things…

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back online with trenchant wisdom…

yep…was off line for a while…technical problem..

Dublin suspiciously quiet…maybe thw paras are planning something?

winter here has been relatively mild…not much rain…!!!

no trips planned except Venice in January…where it will be cold as the wind comes off the Dolomites…in venice we perform our annual panto- this year it’s “Jack and the beanstalk…as usual at teatro avogaria, Venice, Jjanuary 16, 17, 18.

will obtain sufficient peat briquettes to warm us each evening…and a nip or two of Irish whiskey for further fortification…it is cold here…we are not in Sicily, alas!


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no excuses, just laziness and the old ennui. a few requests…

Dublin ticking along, Laurie’s new book, “The Liar’s Daughter” will be published in October in the UK. Please purchase as my allowance has been reduced.

To Venice friends, we arrive in October for a couple of weeks.  Please ensure typical Italian weather…




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back blogging

call it outright sloth but it’s  unusual, laziness by me, but after a month, I blog.

Dublin unchanged…no nationalists protesting the presence of England 25 or so miles across the Irish Sea…Ira blessedly in hiding and or in remission. let’s pray.

Laurie 5 feet away finishing her latest, called The Liar’s in UK, not US.

fab summer here, and cooler than Venice by 14 degrees C and get this….no rain for the last 10 days!

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in Dublin….so far so good…I do recall some boiling summers here in Ireland  but nothing like the Italian summers in Venice.   da vero!



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dublin on line

Howard in Dublin Blog

where it’s very sunny and warm…go figure!…off to Sligo (west Ireland)  next week-Yeats territory- where no doubt we’ll be greeted by a tempest blowing off the Atlantic into our respective faces….comes with the territory….it’s why the Irish have ruddy complexions…and you thought it was the whiskey!. hah…..




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