Monthly Archives: April 2015

17 thoughts Connor has while at home

I’m now living somewhere where our meals are timed around RTE 1’s “Ireland’s Home of the Year”. The lengthy debate between my parents on the first day I arrived back at home about which pot is the best one to cook … Continue reading

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A holiday diary: Part Two

This is a continuation from this post: A holiday diary: Part One. Sorry it’s taken me so long! The last time I left you, I was in the pretty little historic town of Hoi An, staying in a swanky hotel … Continue reading

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The Boy at the End of the Bar

When I spent a few days in Dublin last week, I went out with a friend of mine to a gay bar in town. We were having fun sitting at the bar, drinking cider, when we noticed a boy at … Continue reading

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Connor on TeeVee

When I was a 15, and again when I was 16, I was on a team that my school entered in the TV schools’ quiz show, Blackboard Jungle, presented by Ray D’Arcy who wore mid-90s jarringly brightly coloured suits. (I … Continue reading

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Goodbye Vietnam, Hello Next Big Chapter! 

I’m spending my last night in Vietnam in a budget hotel in the backpackers’ district of Saigon called “The 4 Boys Guesthouse”, which I chose solely for its name. Luckily it’s modern, comfortable, cheap and enjoys relatively good wifi. It’s … Continue reading

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Halongmageddon

Monday was my last full day at work in Vietnam (more on finishing up at work in a later post – chronology isn’t a strong point with me at the moment). After that, there was my unsuccessful eye surgery and … Continue reading

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Vanity 

Pride comes before a fall. And vanity comes before a humiliation.  For years, I’ve been talking about getting laser surgery for my eyes. I have moaned here before about my glasses and contacts, and one of the reasons I was … Continue reading

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