Category: Northern Ireland

Have I told you lately? 3

Have I told you lately?

Today, I’ve been writing my lovely new book and reading student work, not to mention watching a bit of the Snooker world championship. My Beloved pointed out that snooker is a bit like the...

Not St. George after all 1

Not St. George after all

I was pretty sure what I wanted to blog today, which was The English Democrats’ idea for an English Parliament. I don’t like the English Democrats, because, although they say that they’re a kind...

Why Holywood Matters 2

Why Holywood Matters

So, I spent last autumn living in Holywood in Northern Ireland. With a lady. Now she is living with me, here in Sunny Presteigne. This morning, we awoke to the horrifying news that the...

Lock Keepers Inn 2

Lock Keepers Inn

On a beautiful afternoon in September last year, my Beloved and I, together with her six year old daughter, strolled along a canalised section of the River Lagan in South Belfast to where one...

Headhunters 2

Headhunters

Not really an entry, as such, but another link which I felt my readers must see… The Headhunters Railway Museum and Barbers Shop in Enniskillen. Who amongst you will be able to resist the...

Caught Red Handed 3

Caught Red Handed

The first time I ever visited Northern Ireland was in 1996. I had come down the Mull of Kintyre by bus, and caught the now defunct ferry from Cambelltown to Ballycastle on the Antrim...