The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Gráinne – a retelling

Everybody knows what a great warrior king Fionn MacCumhaill was and if they don’t they should find out but not from me today they won’t! I’m going to tell you how like many a man he got a bit cantankerous and stubborn as he aged and being a King, for perhaps too long, his pride…

A squirrel’s tale

Once upon a time in the great oak woods, an Dhóire Mór,, some strangers appeared that were bigger and stronger than those who had lived there in harmony for generations. The new arrivals with their wild grey fur and fierce appetites were welcomed by the native bushy tailed tribe of red squirrels, na Ioraí Rua, with curiosity and interest.…

The Cock’s step on the dunkill

My mother, myself and my youngest son were discussing the very slight change in the length of day today. I was saying I better go home soon to lock the hens in though I noticed it was nearly five before they went in yesterday and my mother said:  “From the 1st of January you notice a…

Antigen Testing.

Antigen testing: Use it as a screening test and if positive go for a PCR. I can only speak from the experience we have had: Our experience of antigen testing meant our household contained Covid. Our son hadn’t been home in a while, came home, didn’t feel well, decided to do an antigen test “before…

I wish I was a tree

I wish I was a tree high in a mountain  far from interference  of the human touch. I wish I was a tree slowly growing  deep in the belly of the warm earth. I wish I was a tree stretching roots out,  down, around, through  obstacles in my path. I wish I was a tree bursting through the soil to…

Vaccination/No Vaccination

I’ve been searching for up to date data on Covid vaccines. The gist from what I have found is : Vaccines reduce the spread of Covid 19. The severity of this virus, if contracted when vaccined, is reduced. If you get vaccinated you are 11% likely to transmit Covid 19 to your family. If you…

Left and Right language

Some stupid terms : Far Right, the correct term is fascist and it just suits the establishment to use far right as it somehow seems less but it really isn’t and the establishment are using the actions of small pockets of fascists to keep their own elitism intact and to take away our rights bit…

Vaccination 🤔

No one is forcing vaccination. It is a choice. If that choice means you can’t travel out of the country for a while well that’s your choice just like it was a choice many took to isolate themselves from others for over a year and all that went with it. Others made a choice not…

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