Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line Three girls run past the “Finish” line after the Blarney half marathon on Sunday. It was a funny place to put that sign as it was well behind the actual finish line. Guess they didn’t have any poles to stick it up on ..

Running in the Blarney Half Marathon

Running to the finish line Running in the scorching heat on Waterloo Road near the end of the Blarney half marathon. The man with the red flag Directing traffic on Waterloo Road. Handing out the medals Finishing the race in that searing heat is quite an accomplishment. Everyone received a medal at the finish. WellRead More »

People of the Blarney Half Marathon

People of the Blarney Half Marathon This couple posed for me as they walked along the Waterloo Road. I’d venture to say he probably ran the half marathon in less than 90 minutes. People of the Blarney Half Marathon We chatted for a few minutes near the finish line while runners streamed past. He finishedRead More »

After the Blarney Half Marathon

After the Blarney Half Marathon Four runners who took part in today’s half-marathon in Blarney rest after their ordeal. They were too out of breath to talk but kindly consented to having their photo taken. More photos to come tomorrow!

Shih Tzu and the Ball

Shih Tzu and the Ball Shih Tzu dogs love to play ball! We only found this out after a dog trainer came to the house and “ruffled his fur” a bit and in the process Oscar became a lot more relaxed. Now he adores playing ball and even one mention of, “where’s the ball?” andRead More »

The groomed Shih Tzu

The groomed Shih Tzu Our pet Shih Tzu, Oscar, has been suffering under the unusual August weather. It’s actually quite warm, and his long coat is more useful for colder weather. So this morning we had him groomed and doesn’t he look cute?

BBQ at the Waterloo Inn

BBQ at the Waterloo Inn Jimmy and Paul served the bbq to hungry parents, kids and everyone else at the charity bbq in the Waterloo Inn today. They spent over an hour dealing with flames and hot food at the end of a blisteringly hot day and really deserved the round of applause afterwards. WellRead More »