Aderyn Papur

9 11 2010

Es i ar daith i’r Gorllewin dros yr penwythnos. Cyn i bawb godi ar fore Sul cerddais i lawr i’r traeth tra’n gwrando i Alun Tan Lan. Calon llawn hiraeth am Gymru.

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Tuesday blues.

8 06 2010

It’s Tuesday, but boy it feels like a Monday. I had an interesting Bank Holiday (for the non- Irish we on the Emerald Isle have ours a week later) because I was moving house. I have to be upfront and say I hate the whole process of moving, from looking at houses and the whole ‘pick me, pick me’ mentality of it all (give me a job interview over a grilling from potential housemates any day) to moving ‘stuff’ from one place to the other.

I come from a long line of hoarders and so getting rid of things isn’t particularly easy. Saying that I’ve got rid of a considerable amount of stuff including two bin bags of clothes which I dragged to my local St Vincent De Paul. I still have four boxes of stuff to sort – which usually end up exploding all over the floor and then being stuffed into a drawer until I move again – but this time it’s going to be different. I will sort them out, I WILL!

I did manage to go and see The Killer Inside Me. I didn’t really enjoy it. I think it was too long, unnecessarily violent and although it’s described as a psychological film noir I think it lacked enough insights into the main character Lou Ford. Although there are fleeting flashbacks to his childhood, you never quite understand why he is the way he is and his reasoning behind the killings. I was actually bored at times and found it a bit too predictable by the end. The violence in the film has got people talking, but once you get past that there’s not much else of interest in the film.

I was also sad to hear about the death of former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable who was found dead at his home in Llwydcoed, south Wales. RIP.





Back so soon…

2 06 2010

I’ve been offline for a while, mainly due to my workload and the good weather, but now I’m back.

My Twitter followers will know that I’m in the process of moving house at the moment, and boy has it been a ‘process’. I moved into my current apartment in Dublin 6 last August and the prices then were low and I got a one bed apartment for not much more than the price of a double room. Since then, despite the media coverage saying that we’re deep in recession, rents have definitely gone up and you’re looking at €500 for a double bedroom. When I first rented a room in south Dublin I paid €400 and now I’m looking at paying €550 for a room the same size further away from town…it makes no sense.

In other news – I worked out that I can read twitter messages by and to me on the new look Google by searching updates. Today I found that this blog was mentioned in What’s On Stage’s ‘Best of This Week’s Theatre Blogs‘. I’m chuffed. Thanks.