Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone

Let's celebrate with Irish news organisations embarrassing people.

I can't imagine the camera person's reaction. On one hand comedy gold, on the other ouch. I do love the fact RTÉ actually used it on the news across the day.

Equal parts cute and funny. I wonder if Irish news is going to start a trend of showing embarrassing/funny footage of people.

Also, there is so much snow outside. It looks like it's finally stopped but there's a lot to melt and the paths/roads are still covered in snow and ice so be careful visiting family and friends over Christmas if where you live has been hit with it.
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Sorry, it's too funny not to keep sharing. (I now know how to post moving gifs \o/)

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Trailer

Because I just remembered the other day I'd forgotten to post it.

Geeky, wibbly wobbly timey wimey thought. Does the 'Time can be rewritten' mean that time and certain key events as fixed is no longer part of the Whoniverse? That time is just up for grabs for want of a better term? Or will there be consequences a la The Reapers from 'Fathers Day'? Just wondering since time being rewritten was a part of s5 because of the cracks which I assume are fixed now so time should be back to normal.
Then again this is just the Christmas episode. I doubt there's going to be anything game changing going on.

Also I need to get my hands on the series 5 boxset and soundtrack.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I can't believe we've not only gotten snow twice in the one year, but proper, sticks to the ground, lasts more than a day, omg it's properly freezing out snow. January (and the end of December) felt like a fluke. You know that once in however many decades, I-remember-when-I-was-young kind of cold. My Granny had even said that the last time she remembered cold that bad was back in the early 60s around the time one of my uncles was born. And yet here we are with the same weather in the same year only with more snow. It's largely thawed out by now (although it took it's time) but by the looks of the long range forecast we're in for more.

These were taken Wednesday afternoon (1 December). This is already a pretty decent amount of snow for Dublin. (click pictures to embiggen)

And then we got a lot more snow. Not just Wednesday afternoon but it didn't stop snowing on Thursday. As in foot prints don't reach the ground and you can't make out where the path or road begin. (That bit that looks a bit like the path is actually a small wall that the fence comes out of.)

I think the back garden pics give a better perspective on how deep the snow was.

I know for a lot of people this doesn't look like much snow but for Ireland it is. We can handle a lot of wind and rain but we're not a climate of extremes so when we get any kind of extreme it's a big deal. Looking at the current weather warning and long range forecast we've definitely got more on the way.

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Christmas!

In celebration of December 1st (the day I actually accept Christmas is coming) I give thee a completely random selection of Christmas music.

'It Feels Like Christmas' from The Muppet Christmas Carol (aka my childhood and current Christmas love movie)

'Carol of the Bells' from Home Alone. I adore this song. I love listening to it and I love singing it in a choir.

'What's This?' from The Nightmare Before Christmas because it's just so infectious and fun.

'Must Be Santa' by Bob Dylan. This album was the only Christmas one I could stand working in a shop last Christmas. Thank god for the guy who brought it in or I would've gone insane.

And in honour of the serious snow we're getting in Ireland right not, particularly in the east of the country, 'Let it Snow' by Dean Martin.