Ravings From The Bog

When Transformers Attack!

Transformer!I was driving through the centre of Belfast yesterday after a great Flickr Meetup walk along the Lagan as far as Stranmillis, when I came round the corner from Victoria Street and drove straight into a Hollywood film set – Transformers! Or so I thought… It took me over ten minutes to find somewhere to park the car (legally). Thankfully, the “transformer” hadn’t stomped off in the direction of Cave Hill. Only one or two other people I’ve shown the photograph to actually “get it”. Am I watching too many movies?


50 Reasons To Have Sex
June 9, 2009, 3:50 pm
Filed under: America, Entertainment, Fun, Weird & Wonderful | Tags: , , , , ,

Reasons For Having SexThis made me laugh out loud 🙂

I found it at thechive.com

Bang their RSS button for quality laughs!

CupCakeCampNI – 15/8/09 Belfast
April 3, 2009, 11:43 am
Filed under: Belfast, Entertainment, Fun, Technology | Tags: , , ,

CupCakeNIThe first Northern Ireland CupCakeCamp takes place on 15 August at Blick Shared Studios, 51 Malone Road, Belfast. It kicks off at 1200 and runs until 1600.

CupCakeCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment.

It will be a fun day with fun people. You don’t need to have any baking skills but if you have, you can enter your creations into the competition.

Check with @doorofkukundo on Twitter or click on this link:


For some more information on the Cupcake phenomonon:



PSNI in Ballyholme Parking Scandal
February 17, 2009, 5:02 pm
Filed under: Fun, Life, Society, Thoughts, UK | Tags: , , , ,

Stop Me And Buy OneNo not really! I noticed that our local plods are making an effort (in darkest Ballyholme anyway) to become neighbourhood police. They have a sign, similar to that which sits outside shops advertising ice cream etc) that sits outside their paddy wagon asking for people to come and talk to them. I took them up on their kind offer asking if thought it might be more neighbourly if they didn’t take up two parking spaces rather than one. In reply to the charge, one officer shrugged and said “I don’t know…”

Some way to go yet then! 🙂

Belfast Twitter Festival Belfastwestival
February 10, 2009, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Belfast, Blogging, Entertainment, Fun, Technology, Thoughts, UK | Tags: , , , , , ,

belfast-twestivalThis Thursday night, Twitterers from all over Northern Ireland will congregate at Lavery’s Bunker in Bradbury Place, Belfast for a night of fun and craic (hate that word!) and at the same time raise money for charity:water. Similar events will be taking place across the globe on the same day. Everyone’s welcome to attend and Lavery’s management are donating the entrance fee straight to the charity.

It kicks off at 20:00 and there are lots of raffle prizes, entertainment, etc.

For more details, contact:



or check out the website at:

Belfastwestival Link

Real-Time GPS-Based Gadget Geek Heaven!
February 2, 2009, 1:32 pm
Filed under: Entertainment, Fun, Life, Technology, Thoughts, UK | Tags: , , , , ,

Ship Ahoy!I love this! I stumbled across it via @yellachinook,  a friend on Twitter. I’ve always been curious about shipping. The comings and goings of ship which appear and disappear over the horizon have always been fascinating for me. Now, when I’m out for a walk with the dog or driving past Belfast Lough, I can get real-time information about the ships and their destinations, when they were built and what type of vessel they are. The site this information comes from is linked below. My Dad will also enjoy it as he has a huge front window view of the Irish Sea just north of Drogheda and the shipping fairly whizzes pasts between Warrenpoint, Greenore, Drogheda and Dublin. Now, if only I could GPS tag my seventeen year old daughter with similar technology, so that I could know where she is all the time, I’d be even happier!



How To Encourage Electors To Vote…

rachida-datiWhy can’t our politicians look like this? I know I’d certainly vote. Rachida Dati, the French minister of justice, wouldn’t have any problem getting elected over here when compared to some of our “beauties”! Am I being shallow and sexist? You bet your ass! (NB: one beauty from each local tribe for equality :))