Happy International Women’s Day

MB has picked a photo from September 2012 for the day that’s in it. MB’s daughter MB2 and friends celebrate a schools football victory. Sadly, in some parts of the world, such a photo is not possible. For no good reason.

Here’s hoping for a better future for all.



International Women’s Day

“Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It’s you who can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

MB just woke up to see the above quotation from MY, posted by the Facebook website to celebrate International Woman’s Day. Seems Mark Zukerberg has been watching MB’s blog posts and finally caught on!

Malala was the 12-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on a bus by a very ‘religious’ Taliban man (Sunni Islamic extremist) whose organisation thought (and still think) that girls should not receive education or attend school; and shooting them was/is the correct punishment if they continue to do so. Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize as a 16-year-old in 2014. MB previously wrote a blog post about Malala and her example to others called Who is Malala?

MB’s below shot was taken in a train station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in August 2013. That girl looks a similar enough age to Malala when she was shot on a bus on her way to school.


International Women’s Day – Minus 4

Saw and heard this lady play an Irish music piece on Solstice Morning, 21 June 2015, in the Stone Circle back in MB’s HX homeland (google ‘Grange Stone Circle’). The piece she was playing, as MB seems to remember, was The Culinn, which is an Irish air about an historic Irish warrior. She was an extremely talented musician and informed MB that she played with a national orchestra.



International Women’s Day – Minus 5

A little slice of Ireland in the Middle East.

A ladies Irish Football team poses for a team photo at the Qatar tournament, October 2015.


International Women’s Day

Souk Waqif, Doha, Qatar