When fitness is a pain in the ass

Fitness is one of those elusive concepts that means something different to everyone. To you it might be the ability to run a marathon or bench press your own weight. To me, it means feeling strong and having fewer aches and pains. The last post I wrote of this nature was entitled 'Two steps forward, one [...]

No go for Cork Our Table event this year

Our Table was one of the best events I've ever attended anywhere, and both the idea - that of Jack Crotty of Rocketman - and execution in 2015 was a great example of the kind of thing that can happen when imagination meets cooperation. https://www.instagram.com/p/37J6qrRhUB/?taken-by=deshocks Sadly, after just one year, it all seems to have [...]

The belle of Belfast City

The home of Harland and Wolff is celebrating the Titanic centenary with an enormous tourism push designed to promote a once war-torn city as a weekend break destination. Belfast is a city on the up. Beautiful old buildings the equal of any in Europe are interspersed with modern, glass-fronted complexes, in a [...]