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Going Against the Grain: It's a Matter of Taste

I once had a friend who was so thin, so “man-orexic” that we used to joke he could choke on a single grain of rice.  Of course he was also very pious and we used to imagine that the Virgin Mary received apparitions from  716 more words


Powerscourt House & Gardens

Amelie and I went to a bloggers’ meet-up in Powerscourt House and Gardens on Saturday. I grew up about 17 minutes (yes, I googled it) from this famous spot, which was recently voted no.3 in the best gardens of the world – THE WORLD! 451 more words


100% Issan, Dining in Chiang Mai (Thailand)

I’m a fan of spicy food. My wife’s a bigger fan, having touched down in the north of Thailand, I’m happy with the food, but she has her issues. 427 more words


Chocolate Chip Muffins (Can't Get a Good One in Thailand)

From the strange but true file, dateline Thailand, Chiang Mai. Red Elvis says…

“I looked high and low, North and South, and even in Bangkok. Seems like baking with chocolate chips–the cookie for example is about as rare as a snow cone on the hottest of hot season days.” 424 more words


Dining Out in Chiang Mai (Thailand) on the Cheap, Mu's Katsu

Who doesn’t like their meat fried? Well, maybe a few of you don’t. I do, in moderation of course, and living in Thailand I usually don’t splurge on pricey foreign food when I can eat tasty Thai dishes for less than a dollar a pop. 327 more words


Game on

I’ve been nominated for three (THREE?!) Irish Blog Awards, I can’t believe it. Or I can, because I stood over my mother and made her do it. 252 more words

Writing // Blogging

In Thailand, the Softer the Better (Bread That Is).

We don’t fool around here. We like our bread soft. The softer the better, no kidding, we don’t want no hard bread around these parts, no sir! 397 more words