I live a lot of my life online. However I also really like many "offline" things, including Christmas cards. I like sending them and I like receiving them. I'm odd that way. I've always liked the old Gary Larson Far Side Christmas cards, but they haven't been produced in years. I've bought several sets of the cards over the past couple of years and I love sending … [Read more...] about Finding Fun Irish Christmas Cards
AIB and several other banks offer Visa cards, both credit and debit. Visa on their side have an "offers" system which you need to sign up for. It's worth taking the two or three minutes to register with the site, as the offers can be really useful. Exhibit A: I got the above from AIB Visa Offers last night and it makes me very happy. Why? Because I got a €5 … [Read more...] about Free Money Never Hurts
As I mentioned one of the things I want to focus on during lockdown 2.0 is making cocktails aka mixology. To be able to make a reasonable selection of cocktails at home you need to address three basic elements as far as I can tell: Alcohol bottles - you'll need a range of different spirits and liqueurs which are the base of the various drinks you'll be makingEquipment … [Read more...] about Creating a Usable Home Cocktail Bar
Ireland is now in what some people are calling "Lockdown 2.0". For 6 weeks (possibly longer) the country has gone into the highest level of lockdown under the government's current set of plans for dealing with COVID-19. Earlier in the year, during the first lockdown, many people seem to have turned to baking. Sourdough and banana bread was everywhere! Personally I didn't … [Read more...] about A Few Resolutions for Lockdown 2.0
My frustration with Mensa is growing. So the latest rubbish is around double standards. Yesterday Mensa International posted on Facebook about how Taiwan was being recognised as a national Mensa. Due to the politics around China and Taiwan there were a few comments of a political nature that led to their social media team responding: Mensa is a non-political … [Read more...] about Mensa – Lies or Ignorance?