6 December 2008

Words, Words, Words...

Dainty Carbon Footprint Wordle

5 December 2008

Yesterday's Post Seems a Tad Peremptory

I was beginning to think a bit when the 'phone rang
yesterday afternoon.

Hitting the "publish" button seemed the safest option.

Otherwise I would have lost the little memory that had just
surfaced from weeks spent at a French hospital about eighteen years ago.
Everybody was a bit stressed and the French general who decided to scrutinize
my political credentials in the middle of dinner came to his senses later.

I have to admit that Europe and all its national identities were a total source
of puzzlement during the years spent studying history (compulsarily, I may add)
for exams that I would prefer to have avoided.
I could tell the rattling good old tale of the French Revolution in my sleep,
which is probably not much to boast about.

Wordle Cloud Cluster for My Dainty Little Carbon Footprint

AnyWAYS... here's to another restful weekend and more computing next week.

I've rediscovered Wordle and it is addictive.

4 December 2008

η χώρα μας

When travelling abroad, it is always assumed that
"The Irish" are a wildly nationalistic bunch.
I remember being almost reduced to tears by a retired French general
while a dinner conversation took a very unsavory turn
in relation to the "sad politics" of our little island.

I don't know how I managed to divert the conversation to some
light hearted subject, but the reminder that religion and politics
are disheartening subjects to accompany digestion is worth making.

It Used to Be All Greek To Me...

... but not any more.

When society decided years ago that boys should learn Greek at school
while the ladies learned to knit,
I was a bit puzzled.

My knitting was not much to write home about.

Nor, until lately, was my Greek.

To the amusement of friends and family,
six years spent in a night class left an
indelible mark.

I can now type the odd word in Greek.
About time to apply myself to learning a bit more...

Statistics for Flickr group: Greeks on contemporary Greek life / Η πλατεία μας


The cold weather has slowed me up.

Technically humans should hibernate, but the wheels of industry must grind on.

In my case, a quick gallop around a friend's garden was more a survival exercise
than a pleasurable exploration of the joys nature can offer at this time of year.

A few photos of frosted leaves and that was quite
enough of that...

Sepia Leaves, Auto Adjust Colours

1 December 2008

Sunday Afternoon in Town

Sundays on Grafton Street are always enjoyable.

The Limbo Stick