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Veegooliganism in broad daylight

Jayzus. The north inner city has changed beyond recognition.
I couldn’t believe what happened to me today.

I was mugged for my falafel…

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The times, they are a changin’

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… probably the reason why neoprene was invented.

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The Irish Summer…

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The Irish Summer. It never fails to deliver.

Didn’t stop us from swimming though. Yep, we are hardcore.

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more rain predicted for Dublin, live with it!

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Hardcore!

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Didn’t see many leopards, but I did see a few horses. Fleetingly.

The horses must have seen the leopards, because they were legging it !

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Guess who backed a loser (clue: he is holding his head…)

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How much did we win, honey? How much? How much?

 

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Guess who picked a winner?

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The Caps club

 

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Leopardstown race course – 27 July 2017

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The only thing that kept going through my mind.
The overwhelming trauma of the numbers.
The thousands upon thousands of white crosses.

Verdun.

11 months of systematic butchery. A French generation wiped. A German generation annihilated.

Verdun.

All these bones. So many of them. French and German mingled. Cells filled to the roof with bones. So many of them.

So many of them.

Young men who were born at the tail end of the old century. Born in pain and hope. Babies who survived the infantile diseases. Who turned into boys, who would turn into badly needed strong young arms for the farm work.
Babies, turned into toddlers, turned into boys, turned into men. Barely.
Turned into bones. With gruesome finality.

So many of them.

So many of them.

Verdun.

One battle. In one war. In the past.

Never forget.

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So many of them

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What an impeccably well-preserved village. Speaks volumes for draconian planning laws!

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Marville – Meuse (France)

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On a mission

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