There has been a myth circulating for years that one of the presenters of 1970s RTE children's series Bosco died of AIDS.
Its complete shite actually. In fack the presenter is alive and well and still acting. Its incredible the prejudice against gay men and people with HIV that a man whose sexuality was not a major secret was assumed to have been consumed by the "gay plague." In fact he just a year or two ago did an excellent series of drag mimics of a major female politician and even the Taoiseach's now ex-mistress!
I heard that Dublin Meat Company, a large butcher located a short walk from home was now doing healthy meals for those of us who like working out, and watch what we eat, so I decided to drop by and try out some of their ready to go meals.
Unlike the mass-produced rubbish sold in bulk under brands such as WeightGainers and UniFat, the Fit Foot range is carefully curated to suit the eating habits of active people. In other words, its focused on good quality proteins, vegetables, healthy fats etc. A number of other butchers have paired up with Butchers to help put together good quick meals to go for customers, who spend so much time in the gym there isn't a lot of time to cook.
From what I could see a lot of the range was already semi if not fully cooked, though the instructions mostly seemed to include both oven and microwave instructions. With a full dish taking 25 minutes in the oven, this isn't too bad. Date ranges were decent enough. I bought at the weekend and everythi…
In the last few
months no fewer than two multiple property owners have deigned to lecture me on
the evils of homelessness in Irish society.As a person of no property, I was bemused by their hypocrisy, and
explained, yes, of course, when property is the main measure of western
society's personal wealth, and that wealth is deeply unevenly spread, of
course, we shall have those who fall through the large gaps in the net, and
find themselves without a roof over our head.
How anybody in their
right mind thought Apollo House, an ugly office, long since disused , was ideal
for housing many of the victims of the housing mess in Ireland, was beyond
me.Also, how did they get in?How was electricity connected for squatters
using a building they don't own?I spent
a bit of time working on a business expansion project a few years ago and our
biggest problem was gaining physical access to buildings, even after leases
were signed.Somebody on the
"inside" facilitated this for Apollo…