Kissing the Blarney Stone, Blarney Castle

Drove from Cork to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. Received certificate from “Sir Charles St. John Colthurst of Ardrum, Inniscarra, in the county of Cork”…that having kissed the Blarney Stone I am sent forth with “the Gift of Eloquence”. Walking up the tiny extremely narrow stone staircase with small slits in the stoneContinue reading “Kissing the Blarney Stone, Blarney Castle”


Giant’s Causeway, Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

Toured to Giant’s Causeway, World Heritage Site. Spectacular coastline. Rock shapes made by volcano. Family history connection to Giant’s Causway: (Mother’s side McCurdy) “Pethric McKurerdy lived on the “Isle of Bute” as the family had for several centuries before the religious persecution of the 1600’s. He and four brothers escaped in an open boat inContinue reading “Giant’s Causeway, Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland”

Love letters to the Public Transport System

Best play so far: Love Letters To Public Transport System. I bought the last available ticket. The play was recommended to me by Kerry Sandomirsky, who had been here two weeks before me seeing plays with her son Ben. The play was written and performed by Molly Taylor and produced by the National Theatre ofContinue reading “Love letters to the Public Transport System”

8 shows 2 days

Unbelievable shows yesterday. Contrasting styles of theatre from The Summerhall , a man ripping out his heart in the surrealist Polish Theatre ‘How a ManCrumbled’ to an award winning show featuring a naked Italian actress sitting on a high stool in a stream of consciousness monologue, called The Shit, spewing rapid fire about what’s goingContinue reading “8 shows 2 days”

Edinburgh Festival

Thrilled to be back in Edinburgh. Smooth passage. Bus from glasgow to Edinburgh. Arrived University of Edinburgh. No sleep made for dazed first day. Went to see Carly Tarett’s new show Sinfull, cleaver take on 7 deadly sins. Missed my 10 pm show, opted for sleep. Will make it up after tomorrows performance in AuroraContinue reading “Edinburgh Festival”