Faked it, made it.

We took a train to the east side of the city this weekend and I brought my camera along for good measure. Here’s the new street art that I spotted around Brick Lane. Just a short post today.  I’ll be putting up something more substantial at the end of the week. I realise that I…

A History of the Future (Part 1)

          The Oxford Society Press History of the World Chapter 24  “North America in nuclear ruin: an introduction” Surprisingly, it wasn’t until the latter half of Trump’s second presidential term that the United States found itself engaged in an irredeemably devastating and entirely one sided thermo-nuclear altercation. With the luxury of hindsight,…

When we get going

Forget 2016. It’s gone. Done. C’est fini. A dead parrot. It’s 2017 now and things are going to change around here. For starters, we won’t be taking any grumbling from any of you lot. It’s time to knuckle down and get a move, especially you at the back. I can see you. Heads down, we’re going to…

To hold the world in the palm of your hand

WordPress tells me that I have now used up the entire 3Gb of storage offered on my plan. This means that if I wish to continue maintaining this site then I’m going to have to make a decision on what to do next. I can either fork out for a premium plan or transfer everything onto a…

What will happen?

The bods at Camden Road Station are getting creative and have left a small conundrum for us to think about over the weekend. Share your thoughts in the comments and I will pass on the wittiest/best answer to the guy at the station on Monday morning. I will also, of course, post the answer to…

Is this photograph of the Irish Coast the #Dressgate of 2016?

Last year, it was an argument over the colour of a dress. This year, it’s whether or not the image itself is even real. On 2nd February, Irelands Hidden Gems.com posted this striking photograph of Malin Head in County Donegal by the photographer Michael O’Brien to their Facebook page. Since then, the site’s comments section…

10,000 Followers

Critical Dispatches gained its 10,000th follower over the weekend, which is rather a remarkable consideration. That I can publish a post in London that can be viewed as far away as Australia, the US, or Argentina still blows my mind. It is an absolute pleasure to be part of a community as diverse, engaging and…

A screen is not a page

Nobody enjoys a good pavement sign more than myself, so when herself and I came across this humourous curiosity whilst out for a walk on Saturday, I had to take a picture to share. Enjoy.

Blog Awards Ireland 2015

In a very interesting turn of events, I have been long-listed for the Blog Awards Ireland 2015 under the Best Diaspora Blog category. This is cool news, I must say. Thanks go out to Tenderness on the Block for the nomination.

A Billion in the Bank

Every day for the last year, I have bought the exact same £100,000-prize-scratch-card. With the exception of a few small wins (my largest was £10), as yet, I haven’t struck it rich. It is now getting to the point whereby I am no longer buying the tickets with the hope of winning the jackpot but…