Browsing All Posts filed under »Day to Day Musings«

A JobBridge Too Far

September 19, 2011


I’ve been reading a lot lately about JobBridge, specifically a lot of criticism and scrutiny of the programme – it’s exploitative, it’s demeaning, it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do… All three, from what I’ve read and researched into the JobBridge scheme are pretty true. Many of us know these kind of schemes as […]

The Night Prince Stopped the Rain

July 31, 2011


I’ve been trying for the past 36 hours to sum up this gig on Twitter and Facebook. And I’m failing spectacularly. The essence of cool, the little man, the artist formerly known as, the one and only Prince took to the stage in his white poncho to the sounds of cheers and ecstatic shouts of […]

HD, Blu Ray, 3D, 4D, Double D, when will it end?

July 6, 2011


Ok so the very last one there is quite obviously the odd one out. Then again, with all the other ‘D-developments’ it might not be too long until you spot the last one on your TV screen quite easily as well. Sitting down to watch the matches on Sunday, my mother had the start of […]

Shoot All The Magpies….

July 5, 2011


…but remember, it’s a sin to kill baby swallows. Or at least that was the sentiment in the Hayes household today.  A day long stakeout has ended. The day started with tragedy but has ended with some level of satisfaction and a glimmer of hope. A little after lunchtime today, a murder occurred in our […]

Goodnight in Jungleland

June 22, 2011


It was with great sadness on Sunday morning that I woke to discover that Clarence Clemons had died. I had heard about him having a stroke during the week but hoped that he would pull through. Unfortunately, this was not the case and as a result, the world has lost an incredibly talented musician. Unfortunately […]

And Now The End Is Near…

February 25, 2011


  There’s just a little less than two hours left in General Election 2011 or #GE11 as it’s being heftily referred to on Twitter over the last 4 weeks. Somehow, it seems like it’s been going on for longer than a month though. In some senses it feels like it’s being going on for the […]

Dissidents Upping the Ante

February 1, 2011


When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is check Twitter on my phone to see what’s been happening overnight or across the world. I guess it’s the curse of the journalist; I can’t switch off my appetite for a story even when my louder appetite for food is grumbling away […]