8 Ways To Beat the 3pm Slump

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If you’re of a certain vintage like me, I’m sure you remember the cuppa soup ads on telly with the tagline “Beat the 3pm slump”. We were all encouraged to drink a hot, salty beverage just before 3pm so that we could continue with our workday and avoid face-planting the keyboard due to our inability […]

If Calsberg did Olympics…

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I recently saw a number of articles on Social Media headlined as the “top 10 sexist things that have happened in this Olympics”. Intrigued, I clicked on one or two and I have to say I was underwhelmed. It seemed that the authors were scraping the barrel and actively seeking out pithy and mildly gender-differentiating […]

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

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According to the amazingly funny comedian and social observer Louis CK “the two most boring things to me are civic pride and civic rivalry”. In a kinda snobbish way, I would tend to agree with this view – except for yesterday when my adoptive province of Connacht took on the mighty Leinster at Murrayfield in […]

Old Mother Hubbard, went to the cupboard…

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After a busy weekend that involved much socializing and not much planning for the coming week, I felt like Old Mother Hubbard on Monday evening, staring into my almost bare cupboard with a rumbling stomach and a 4 year old that is likely to get hangry if not fed regularly. Thankfully, there are a few […]