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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Moments in time, precious now and later……

It has been brought to my attention that I should not be neglecting my blog. :) ;)

Hmm, lets see,….. erm……what to talk about…..

/me hums the song “Under Pressure” by Queen….

Well, today we decided late in the day to go out and grab some food in a rather nice nearby(ish) place.
Food was actually pretty amazing (though rather overpriced), but being able to try a “Malted” shake instead of a regular was worth it by itself.
Also its the only place in Ireland it seems that does’nt buy the same generic veggie burgers as every other place in the country seems to. This place actually bothers to make their own!! *gasp*

No matter where in Ireland you go, no matter what take-away you order from, you can be almost 100% sure of one thing, if you order a veggie-burger, the burger part itself, will be the exact same everywhere. It literally does feel like they all buy the same brand.
And god-forbid you ask for it without the bizarre range of sauces they pour on, you do that and you can add another 10 mins to your delivery time, and if you get (as we often seem to) somone taking the order who dosent speak much english, then forget it. You will end up with a “wedgie burger”, or whatever other bizarre translation has been assumed.

Noah’s new book was released this week, he surprised us all on Sunday! It truly is amazing, and seeing my sisters and nephew in it, really makes my year.
There is nothing like seeing the people you love in a place where you can just open any page and remember a peice of beauty on the specific day that picture was taken. Its a very very special feeling.

Yet again, he has given us a gift that is so unbelievably valuable and will be with us for life, and even past that, through the familly generations to follow.
I have this image in my head, of my nephew Liam, taking a book down off a shelf and showing his kids, “Here’s my mammy & daddy when I was young. And this is your great-uncles Barry & Noah, your great-aunt Karen,” etc…. kinda like that soppy ad for “Wurthers Original’s” sweets on the TV :) :) :)

Thank you my love,


posted by Barry at 12:51 am  


  1. I was feeling exactly the same about Noahs new book, god i cant believe how lucky we are to have someone so gifted in our family.
    I too cannot wait to show my baby when he’s older the pictures that his infamous uncle Noah took of him.They are all really amazing pictures, they will be our Christmas presents to everyone this year, i think thats a pretty special pressie………….

    Comment by elaine — August 11, 2006 @ 9:14 pm

  2. The book is indeed beautiful. (It arrived in the mail today.) But Noah’s so camera-shy, you’ll have a hard time pointing him out to the grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Perhaps YOU should grab that camera and take a picture of him for a change. Then put it in his next book: “Six more months in Ireland plus a few days in San Antonio.”

    Comment by Paul — August 12, 2006 @ 1:02 am

  3. Paul,
    I’d be terrified to so much as touch that camera of his, not just because of how expensive it is, but I have a tendency to be clumsy. I’ve been known to get excited or nervous, end up having a myoclonic spasm and fling ipods across kitchens!!

    Besides, he does’nt like being photographed by anyone (except himself of course), and I’d make a complete mess of it. My capacity for photography these days extends to holiday-snaps and even then my fingers are a bit shakey for most cameras lol ;)


    Comment by Barry — August 12, 2006 @ 2:05 am

  4. PS Y’all, dont forget to leave a comment about the book on lulu.com when ya buy it!! :)


    Comment by Barry — August 12, 2006 @ 2:05 am

  5. all i have to say about the book is…ye all better go get it.
    PS..there is one pic of me and bazzy in it that i love the most.

    Comment by karen[you'r sister]. — August 12, 2006 @ 9:53 pm

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