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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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Blarney Crone for the Bob Sled Team?

At the moment, Jenna McCorkell, a figure skater from Coleraine, is Northern Ireland’s sole representative at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. But following the Crone’s heroic workout today, she too should be on her way to Whistler. She began with the Nordic Combination-a challenging … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Recipes–with thanks to an Irish Aunt.

Far and away the most popular posting on this blog is Auntie Dot’s Wheaten Bread Recipe, leading the Crone to presume that either her Aunt has a fanbase of millions, or that there is an unassuaged world appetite for Irish … Continue reading

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