Sunday, 2 October 2011

diary weekend 1-2 Oct 2011 Dublin

This week on my bike to work Wed! 1st time in more than a year I think! And local trips to rehersals. Kate rollerblades to school Wed+Thur+Fri. Very warm weather. Gets a bit wet Fri+Sat+Sun morn.

Thur. Rehersal Fugue for Tinhorns. Facebook Glencullen fundraiser event.

Fri eve
Presidential debate half compelling on late late show. Fionn falls asleep for it though.

Sat
Up 9:30. We all go collect G&G from train. Motorway is wet. Big puddles on streets of Dublin. Then on to Raheny. Arrive with plenty of time to spare at 10:30. We go to church when rain abates a little after cleaning some of the inside windows of car with tissue. Grubby.

In church we light some candles. Kids explore a bit. Family collects. 5 or 6 babies being baptised. Maeve follows the words in the prayer leaflet. Pretty much. Except for the bits that are pluralised. And the lots the priest adds in. And the odd changes "Do you reject Satan and all " .. that stuff. "I do."  "Do you believe" .. "Humm. No". Small kids are a bit active in church during ceremony and after. I take photos with various other people's cameras. After church we go to restaurant "Ten Fourteen" opposite South bridge out to Dollymount. Passing a BIG puddle. Parking tricky. Nice food. After visit Hugh's place then home.

Fionn & I go out and visit Martin in evening. Home 1/2ish? Tired!

Sun

Up 9:30, bring Daire down to Benildus and round to pitch for soccer. Then home. Fionn brings Kate to GAA. Rugby. In 2nd half Ireland get a good few scores and win comfortable enough in the enf over Italy. Housework tidy kitchen and hang/put on wash. Later I cycle down to meet Kate after GAA. Daire's match gone into extra time. 2-2 draw evewntually after they being 2-0 up at one point. Kate & I cycle around to the soccer. At home Fionn cooks potato and veg to go with beef slow cooked stew. Nice.

Kids in the rest of the day despite it being pretty fine outside and lots of other kids playing outside enjoying what might be the last few outside playable hours of the year. Clothes hanging outside a bit iffy all day. Very wet whole day underfoot. Though it drizzles just a couple of times in morn. Kids inside busy though. Snap circuits and jigsaws come down. Electricity fun. Baloon egg minding/rugby game. When cooking/working I sing very loud Fugue for tinhorns (pretty much learned) and Hiring Man song.

Daire finally gets down to project for school. Last request of "can I go out" blocked by Fionn as 2 week project not started due tomorrow. Since Fri I have been aware of it starting to loom in status of not even started yet. Now it's 11pm and he's spent since ~2pm in his room ostensibly and actually on it. In fairness, he mostly never needs to be chased and does work autonomously mostly before playstation or heading out with friends happens. Working printer was reported to GPs as part of reason it wasn't started. Resulting in investigation. Black cartridge not in at all. That refilled. Need to wait 24 hours though. Scanner tutorial for all family after 8:15pm pasta + tuna&sweetcorn tea.

Vasco seems interesting though nasty enough on his later expeditions!.  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_da_Gama
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http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=ostensible

ostensible Look up ostensible at Dictionary.com

1762, from Fr. ostensible, from L. ostensus, pp. of ostendere "to show," from ob "in front of" + tendere "to stretch" (see tenet).




At the moment am reading:
Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
Roughing It - Mark Twain.  ***** very good. 
 (on phone)


Have recently read: lots of various things on phone:
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad.
Among Malay Pirates: A tale of Adventure and Peril - G. A. Henty.
Captains Courageous - Rudyard Kipling ******* fantastic
Deathworld - Harry Harrison
The Gun - Philip K. Dick
The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells

And real books:
Some of Kate and Maeve's books.
We got an inline skating book for Kate in library. She hadn't really known books outside the fiction/story section. Some of Daire's books.
Rashomon.
Too many others.

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