Category Archives: About the Blarney Crone

Where am I? Who am I?

My son has embraced a new Facebook trend and turns out to have a talent for it. In the last week, he has posted: I am so DC I remember dat if u had 3 buckets and 2 sticks u … Continue reading

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Nominated for Blog Awards Ireland, 2014

The Blarney Crone has made it to the long list in the Diaspora and Humor categories for Blog Awards Ireland, 2014. Thanks to all who voted. Unfortunately, public polling is now ended and so I cannot urge you to exercise … Continue reading

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My childhood bedroom

My parents decided not to replace our bedroom carpet until my sister and I had stopped spitting up and pissing in corners. The carpet was an ugly grey and black, not the kind of thing you usually see in a … Continue reading

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What WAS I Thinking?

I have turned into a comic composite of a seaside landlady, a pantomime dame and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Boo-Kay). In all the other photos taken at Tom and Mike’s wedding (photos of the grooms to follow–I promise), people look like … Continue reading

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Doris Brazil Throws Down A Challenge

I usually ignore online chain letters and requests for personal information, but since this one came from Doris Brazil, where’s the harm? Her answers are in italics, and mine are below.   1. Why did you start a blog? There’s a … Continue reading

Posted in About the Blarney Crone, Crone as fashion icon, Crone as Pen Pal, Culture with the Crone, Gangsta Hansel & Ghetto Gretel, itchy ankle, overweight, Transparency Towers | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments