Tag Archives: Blarney Crone

Just call me Percy Thrower

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Princess Di came round with her Point and Shoot a few weeks ago and captured my garden’s good side. I beamed with pride. Peggoty says that flowers bring out the best in people and it is impossible to be petty, … Continue reading

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How do you get to Love?

I was driving out of D.C. on New York Avenue and Gretel was beside me in the passenger seat, staring wistfully out the window. “How do you get to Love?” she asked ” How do you get to Love?” I … Continue reading

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Doris Downhill All the Way

The idiosyncracies of Itchy Ankle email have caused an unfortunate rupture in my correspondence with Doris Brazil. This letter was sent nearly two months ago, but, belatedly, I post it here for your reading pleasure, and have also included my reply … Continue reading

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Media Darlings

It was just like old times: Spud Hughes calling the shots in the gallery and the Crone being bossy on the studio floor. Yes, this week the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez of  early 80s Irish television were reunited again to produce … Continue reading

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Carabiners, Crampons and the Blarney Bedtime

Liam Neeson is the exception when it comes to Irishmen, for he is tall. Spud Hughes is more typical for he is–how shall I put it?–squat. I am the same size and shape myself, which has caused some problems at bedtime. … Continue reading

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The Torque of the 12th grade: The Crone makes a Mousetrap Car

Gretel will graduate this spring, but only if the Crone makes one last push on science projects. We are just a few credits short of cap and gown and so each weekend is a flurry of papers and checklists–does the … Continue reading

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A New Chair for the BBC–I do my bit

The BBC is looking for a new chair of the BBC Trust. They may not be looking in America but, even at a distance of 3000 miles, I feel obliged to get involved.

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Haunted Houses at the Gettysburg Address

The Chesapeake Boys will come on Tuesday to fix the dryer but until then we must use the giant tumblers at the Itchy Ankle laundromat,  a social location second only to the Snug Harbor Inn. Today, mid boil wash, I bumped … Continue reading

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Business leadership and corporate governance lessons from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Blarney Crone leaves behind chick lit to become a lit crit.

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Fall finds in Itchy Ankle

Yard sale finds: a strawberry tablecloth,  eight Mexican plates, a batter bowl, a gravy boat and some lovely fishy fabric. A little light gardening. Baked banana bread and local apples. All fall in Itchy Ankle.

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