Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010. This was the year when…

Fortunately, this was the year when the blog started. I have enjoyed nearly every word. And it has inspired and motivated me.  Unfortunately, it was also the year where I shared my failures with the world. My incompetences are now … Continue reading

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Driving Home for Christmas

My unheated, waterless, rundown little cottage was Central Command in the run-up to Christmas. Although Dublin airport were cancelling flights for hours at a time every day, my brother’s flight from America was only a little late. Having got a … Continue reading

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Twenty-fifth Weigh-in, Sunday, 19th December, 2010

My house still has no heating between the hours of 7pm and 7am. I have to do a big clean-up in the morning, as I’ve rung my landlady and no doubt she and a plumber will be coming round. Can’t … Continue reading

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The Spanish edition: Part Three

I’m back in a freezy, frosty Ireland to give the final update in the Spanish edition of Project Connor. I am an absolute telly whore. I’d do anything for a good episode of the Gilmore Girls or a sparkly number … Continue reading

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The Spanish edition: Part Two

When I left you last, it was Wednesday, and I was being arrogant in the tourist resort of Playa Blanca. On Wednesday, I did something I never do. I went sunbathing. I rented a three-euro lounge chair and stripped to … Continue reading

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The Spanish edition: Part One

I write this looking out on Arrecife strand, with a lightness of spirit I may have lacked of late. The sun is high in the sky, the water is a perfect blue etcetera.  We arrived in Lanzarote on Monday evening, … Continue reading

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Twenty-fourth Bloody Weigh-in, Sunday, 12th December 2010

It’s not been a good weekend. Let’s start with water. For some reason I don’t fully understand, the city council has decided to turn off the water supply from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am every night for the past six … Continue reading

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