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Of Summer and Forgotten Things

Well, it’s summer. Had a tough time shaking a bad flu. Only starting to feel ok now. Started a round of multivitamins and vitamin C. Am making sure I don’t get hit as bad again by flu. Has left me with a lot of annoying things to sort out.

What a week we had here, very historic. First the Queen visited and spent four days here. In the middle of said trip, former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald died. And also just this Monday gone, President Obama visited Ireland. But he had to leave earlier than anticipated due to the ash cloud, here’s hoping he returns though to visit again.

Oh yeah, another bloody volcano in Iceland, that had to erupt didn’t it. Thankfully, it’s not as bad as the one last year and airlines are more prepared this year I think rather than last year.I’ll always remember the ash cloud last year. I had a trip planned with my Mum that totally fell through. I didn’t mind too much but I really felt sorry for Mum because she was looking forward to going as the last couple of times, she couldn’t go to America with us.

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged on LJ. I know this because of the amount of messages I had when I checked my account page recently. It’s hard to keep everything in check when you blog via Windows Live Writer and your iPhone.

I have been reading ‘The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes’ now since January. I read ‘The Hound of Baskervilles’ separately before I bought the complete collection. I was not sure whether or not I would like to read the books, I guess I had preconceived notions about Sherlock Holmes from when I was younger. My Dad used to watch the Jeremy Brett version on Saturdays when the films would be on the telly and I used to watch them with him. What convinced me finally to read the books was not the excellent ‘Sherlock’ made by Messrs Moffat and Gatiss for the BBC, or the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ film made by Guy Ritchie. But a comic by the name of ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Volume One, which depicts the confrontation at Reichenbach Falls in dramatic fashion. It even shows a graphic scene of the badly injured Moriarty screaming at him. Echoing what Holmes himself, in The Adventure of the Empty House (found in The Return of Sherlock Holmes) tells Watson that:

"I am not a fanciful person, but I give you my word that I seemed to hear Moriarty's voice screaming at me out of the abyss."

It was those few pages of comic, along with the constant references to Holmes in said comic that convinced me that it was time to discover the books. I was rather glad that I have started reading the tales, am enjoying them thoroughly.


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May. 27th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
I loved the Queen's visit :) It was fabulous! Ireland looked perfect, so proud of us!! :)
Jun. 23rd, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
I know, I am too ^_^
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