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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Thursday, September 14, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 17) - Olympic Flame


Thanks a million for the concern about the fall I had in the Blue Mountains. My accident sounded worse than it was, at this stage the pain is practically gone. There are still 2 other pains but Lian and Sharon just won’t leave!

The Olympic Torch is actually passing my office today...

Monday, September 11, 2000

Friday, September 8, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 15) - Bondi Junction


The whole weekend was perfect...

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 14) - Betty Crocker


Lian was saying you were all wondering a while ago what I meant by saying “ask Sharon who her best friend is” well the thing is...

Thursday, September 7, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 13) - Blue Mountains


So, here's the story of my fall down a cliff face and trip (yet again) to hospital…

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 12) - Blue Mountains

Australia 2000 - Colm, Sheilagh, Sharon, Lian, Kieron and Dom

Last Friday night we had a blast, we met up with Katrina. Brilliant night, bar hopping in North Sydney encountering the weird and the wonderful...