Monday, April 20, 2009


I'm not able to use Jerry's fancy camera properly. That's not news to me but a lesser person might have felt a little miffed by this. Not me though. I know I take crap pictures. I take stuff like this......

While the expert is able to fine tune his camera and knows all about the different little buttons on it and churn out masterpiece after masterpiece.

I don't know why he even lets this imbecile play with his camera to be honest. I mean, I'm just wasting space on the computer with my substandard offerings. I'm so lucky really to have someone who knows what they're doing to preserve these precious images for me....

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Is it Summer?

Well we had a glorious day here in Connemara and we acted like it was summer! We headed off to the beach and it was all lovely and sunny.

Peaceful even.

And fun!

Until the malarkey started.

Mom, I have to wee. NOW!

Mom, I can't walk on this coral.

Mom.He/She's bugging me.

But this year, they are all a little older and I'm a little wiser, so I brought my book and took full advantage of my bad hearing.
Mostly I ignored the whinging and just took pictures. Some guy went off out the way (diving?) and came back with 2 crabs. So cool! Leah was "so sad" as she watched him swim/crawl off. We don't have half enough creatures in this house you know.

All in all it was a good day and I brought them all back home with me. And sure that's all that matters...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Can I get a refund please?

Alas, gone are the days when not only were you allowed to lock kids in a cupboard, it was positively encouraged.

Me: "Isn't it a lovely day?"
Cathal: "Um, you know when the sun shines in the window like that you can see hair on your face?"

Now where is my receipt? I'm sure the hospital gave me one, didn't they? I knew I shouldn't have taken the tag off him.....

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Remember when you knew it all?

Ah those wonderful days between the ages of 8 and standing on your own 2 feet in the big bad world. Remember when you thought you could actually get away with something like this?

Take one €10 note.....

Photocopy and .....

Easy money!!! Seriously, you have to give him credit for trying. Bet you can't spot the fakes!


Too bad he now owes me, Oh, around €10 for printer ink....

Friday, April 10, 2009

When the cat's away.... firstborn turns into the AntiChrist. I think I'm going to have to disconnect the webcam.

I'll be sleeping with one eye open tonight.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My 3 kids.....

Hey, if you're going to take pictures like this and leave them on the computer where do you think they're going to end up???

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The offside rule....

Subject: the offside rule explained for the ladies!

You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till.
Behind the shop assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have
seen and which you must have.
The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them
with desire.
Both of you have forgotten your purses.
It would be totally rude to push in front of the first woman if you had
no money to pay for the shoes.
The shop assistant remains at the till waiting.
Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop
and sees your dilemma.
She prepares to throw her purse to you.
If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other
shopper and buy the shoes.
At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and,
*whilst it is in flight* you could nip around the other shopper, catch the
and buy the shoes.
Always remembering that until the purse had *actually been
thrown* it would be plain wrong to be forward of the other shopper.

Thanks Petra, that's a brilliant explanation!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Fallen angel.

Oh how the mighty Princess has fallen. I'm thinking of opening a shop. Galway Ink??? I think it would be a hit with the kids.