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So I went to a gig here last night and it turns out it was the TG4 New Year’s Eve show being filmed. It was good fun, apart from having to rush off for the last train. The joys of commuter living! I was looking around thinking, why do people not go out more on Monday nights? And then I remembered Tuesday mornings…

Whelan’s is a great venue and dragging out its 25 year celebrations this year. Outside Ireland it’s probably most famous as the venue in PS I Love You, a film I’ve never been tempted to watch.

I’m having an early night tonight, mostly because I’m doing a charity fast for Concern, so the stomach is rumbling.
I read a little of The Spider’s Web today thinking I should really try to finish it for Thursday so I can lend the book on to somebody else, but I think I won’t be going in the end.

Tomorrow I’ve got another concert to go to in Christchurch (so many concerts in the lead up to Christmas!). This time it’s the Trinity Orchestra with soloist Eadaoin Copeland, who we were so lucky to have playing at our wedding.

Also, linking, linking, but did you know Hozier used to sing with Trinity Orchestra? Check this out if you don’t believe me:


Ordinary People


I had some time to kill this evening so decided to run up to Chapters and check whether our next book club books (Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor and The Spider’s Web by Joseph Roth) were available there, as we might have bought out the Hodges Figgis copies.

As it happened Chapters closes at 6.30 and I missed that by ten minutes, but in passing the top of O’Connell St I saw this street art. I love random things like this!

Speaking of ordinary people on O’Connell Street/Bridge, if you haven’t checked out http://www.manonbridge.ie you should, the website or the book. And I’m not just saying that because my Dad is in one of the photos! Arthur Fields took photos of Dublin people from the 1930s to the 1980s. Isn’t that amazing? Will Humans of New York still be taking photos in 50 years time?