Thursday, May 22, 2008


Just charging the oul digital camera at the moment for the weekend and got to thinking about the cameras I have.

I have one these (Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35) for the loads of pics days:

I have one of these because I never owned a "proper" camera and got it as a wedding pressie. But I love it...

And recently I started using this one:

The last camera is from 1973. It belonged to me Mum's Uncle who was a professional photographer at home in Donegal. He has some amazing photographic equipment and even more amazing pictures.
A few years back a selection of his pictures were displayed in Temple Bar at the request of some Museum and are still there. He had everything cataloged so perfectly and in chronological order.
There is just something special about these old cameras. Just using them makes you feel so different with the weight and the care required to take the pic. I also feel like the photographer from The Omen.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Oh sweet Jesus. What is it with this new fashion of tucking your trousers into your socks. It's the most ridiculous piece of fashion since leg warmers.

Monday, May 05, 2008

How many days do you get?

In your job how many self-certified sick days do you get? Two maybe? Three maybe? If your lucky you might get five. Well, if you do get five, spare a thought for those poor, poor nurses or doctors.

Yes, they don't have a limit and can take as many as they want in a year just no more than three in a row or else they have to get a cert. But days in a row are different than other companies. If I am sick on a Friday, have the Saturday and Sunday off shift and am sick again on a Monday that is counted as two days in a row. For nurses its not and its counted as two separate days sick.

I would not like to get sick in Ireland at the moment with the way Jabba the Hut is running the Health Service and with the way the unions are fucking us over.