Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece (Mary Howard’s Pub)

Mary Howard’s Pub, Bruff, County Limerick, Ireland. Met Mary at home few weeks ago. She informed MB that she had seen the pic of her pub posted by MB last Christmas. She proudly informed him that she had engaged a colour consultant to chose the colours for the external refurb, prior to arrival of Caroline Kennedy (daughter of JFK) to the village few weeks…

Quick Wits & Dimwits

Greetings to all HX Dimwits Greetings from the Middle East lads where it’s hot and steamy. Hot as in hell. And steamy as in humid. With a capital ‘H’. MB was in Dubai few days back and couldn’t see diddly squat when he went outside as his glasses kept fogging up. With steamy humidity, not fog. MB would trip over some kerbs or cats…


Greetings to you all lads and the blessings of Ramadan be upon all your heads We are at end Week 1 of the holy month, and the entire Middle East is full of hungry thirsty Muslims trying to get through each 45C day without food or water between sunrise & sunset. That’s approx 4.00am to 6.30pm out these parts. Sex and smoking are also…

A surprise wedding

Morning boys and girls Hope all enjoying the glorious sunshine back in Ireland at the moment, or if you’re in the Middle East that you’ve got plenty of moisturiser slapped on your face and a decent umbrella for added protection. Interesting to see all the pics on facebook from Ireland during the week as natives try to adjust to very rare hot weather. Lack…

Me & Caroline

Morning lads Inshallah you are all smiling brightly this fine July day. I see on the net you are getting Middle East type weather back home in Ireland with highs of 25C expected. Now you all know how we feel in the middle of winter out here. MB has now arrived back in the Middle East after the most exhausting 10 days of his…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

Horses @ Lough Gur, Ireland. 21 June 2013.

Photos from HX

Heading back to Middle East tomorrow night. Some memories of my trip home:

Trip Home: Photo of the day (6) – Graves

St John’s Church Knockainey, Limerick, Ireland. Graveyard tour 27 June 2013. Earliest graves date from the 16th century. One headstone states that John Murphy, deceased, lived 219 years.

Trip Home: Photo of the day (5) – Invaders

Invading walkers pass by under watchful gaze of two ‘locals’. Lough Gur, Ireland. 21 June 2013.

Trip Home: Photo of the day (4) – Sunrise

Two ladies watch the sun rise at Grange Stone Circle on solstice morning. 21 June 2013.

Trip Home: Photo of the day (3) – Family Day

Lough Gur Festival – Family day by the lake. 23 June 2013.

Trip Home: Photo of the day (2) – Moonlight

Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland, under the moonlight of the Super Moon – 3am this morning 24 June 2013

Trip Home: Photo of the day (1)

The ‘Long Walk For The Longest Day’ – over 5 hills around Lough Gur lake, Limerick, Ireland, on 21st June 2013. Memorable!

Heading Home

Caroline Kennedy visit to HX Fifty years after President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited Limerick, his daughter Caroline Kennedy will return to the Mid-West to trace her father’s links and visit her ancestral family home in Bruff, Co. Limerick.