Chatting Round the World Survival Guide


Over the years I have collected generic anecdotes which come in handy when I meet people that aren’t from Monkstown. ‘When I ask where are you from?’ Im not trying to be racist.Im not looking to see if you are coming over here and taking our jobs or giving Northern Irelands gene pool a much needed stir. I genuinely just want to chat. I’m just trying to find common ground. Something to start the chat. Once that ground has been established then off we go!!! I often find that the next thing I bring up is whatever little known fact I have stored in my brain about that place. I realise that could be offensive but as the old saying goes ‘If you offend everyone in the world, you offend no one in the world’. So here is a list of what I will say to you if you mention the city or country or continent where you are from. Starting with Northern Ireland then branching out, It is clear that my knowledge gets vaguer the further away I get.

So Where are you from then? Continue reading “Chatting Round the World Survival Guide”

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Batman Vs Mental Health: It’s Not Like You See In The Movies


People are Finally Talking About Mental Health

Mental health is a big topic these days. It is all over the media. In the news headline you have people in America going on killing sprees with the NRA pointing the finger not at the easy access to guns, but at mental health facilities. Continue reading “Batman Vs Mental Health: It’s Not Like You See In The Movies”