I'm not the author Alan Glynn (click here for him) but fully recommend his novels Winterland & Darkfields

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Sal's ?th Birthday

It was Sal's birthday at the weekend. I can't tell which one but it was a big one and put it this way the free bus pass isn't as far off as it used to be.

Birthday Girl

We celebrated it around the corner from the apartment in bar over looking Darling Harbour. We started off with a bottle of champagne but quickly we lost the posh pretence and it was on to scooners (the Aussie attempt at a drinking vessel - 3/4 Pint) and shots. The flavour of the night was a "Cock Sucking Cowboy" which is butterscotch brandy and baileys shot, ahh the thought of it now. Very entertaining night, between Liz's general madness and watching Clem (who's staying with us at the moment) and Pauline (Paddy's friend)chasing each other around the bar trying to soak each other with beer. All in all a great night with a trip to Maky D's at 5am to top it off.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Bellurgan, Sydney, NSW, 2000

While I was working in the Irish pub Padhraic Mulligan and Stephen McShane came up to the bar I was well shocked I'd no idea they were coming over here. Later that night they met up with a guy called Raymond Finnegan also from Bellurgan then Liz Carlon and her sister Catherine came in. So for a couple of hours there six people from Bellurgan in PJ's. Small world eh! And thats not even mentioning the stacks of heads from Dundalk we've bumped into.