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Gormanston – Friday morning- the last day.

I had a strange dream.  I was to be taken, unwillingly, up in a hot air balloon. I couldn’t see the balloon but I  could hear it being inflated by repeated roaring blasts from a gas furnace. I woke up … Continue reading

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Gormanston – Thursday morning

The first Advanced lecture was Robert Pickard again. His subject was International Beekeeping. He made the point that, with bees being sent around the World in the way they are currently, we need global regulations to go with global beekeeping.  … Continue reading

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Gormanston – Wednesday

I was up early , 6.45, in order to be in the Chapel at 7.30.  Mass started at 7.45 instead of the advertised 8am and, from my perch at the back of the gallery, it appeared as if the choir … Continue reading

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Gormanston – Tuesday

After breakfast I had a brief coaching session with my friend Vanessa Drew. She is taking her Senior Exams and has for months been running past exam questions and her draught answers past me by email for comment and correction.  … Continue reading

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Gormanston – Monday

They built a motorway a couple of years ago. It’s very noisy on a Monday morning!  It woke me up early enough to check my emails in bed on my new Kindle.  There was one from a lady who is … Continue reading

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Gormanston -Powerpoints

Apart from the craic, the main reason for going to Gormanston is the lectures. Unfortunately the use of powerpoint presentations seems to be regarded as compulsory nowadays. Most lecturers with a bit of practice and help from their friends can … Continue reading

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Gormanston

Continuing from where I left off, my friend with whom I was staying took me to Ballinasloe where I caught the bus which delivered me to Dublin airport a mere 50 minutes behind the advertised time. Thank heavens I wasn’t … Continue reading

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