Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fireball - meteor showers in Ireland

Last friday night I was sitting here on my computer at about 11.00pm when Karen called me outside "quickly, quickly". I knew she was trying to get the cats back to the house but didn't have a clue of what was coming next. Out there above the horizon there was these fireball blazes coming up from East going above our heads towards west. There were at least three fireball blazes all flying together in a quite fast speed, just like the speed you see satellites orbiting our planet. It was absolutely stunning! Karen was freaking out for a minute about what they could be and I thought that it was either debris of a satellite or a meteor shower. 10 minutes later we checked on the internet and there were videos and reports from people all over the country and England. The news also said it was indeed a meteor shower but they probably didnt tell how spectacular it was because of its intense brightness. 

For videos and other reports of the same objects we saw click here:

For reports from U.K. HERE

If you have any video, photo, or any experience you had please share with me :-)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hi there! It's been a while since the last time I've been here. Lemme see, in the meanwhile I had the special company of my folks who came over for initially 3 weeks but unfortunately they had to come back to Brazil after two weeks. My dad rushed to the hospital with an infection on his foot. He is diabetic and got two surgeries and after some odd time he is now recovering in hospital. Our thoughts and prayers for him and we will keep with our positive atittude that he will get out of that as quick as possible.

Below you will find some photos from this period of time that shows a bit of what was going on here. It is been freezing at the moment and I can defo say that autumn is here. I have my weapons ready for it and even bought a Boidhran(not totally sure about the spelling) Tutor for beginners. Bam bababa bam...I have learnt the basic beats and am using this 18yrs. boidhran that Karen kept. I have the pleasure to play my first song called the Swallow Tail (jig) for my parents in hospital through Skype (gotta love skype, dude).

We are also moving house in two weeks time. After two years living in the middle of nowhere we decided it is time to be closer to town. Rosses Point is the area.

                                          Carrowkeel passage tombs - 3000 BC!!!

                                          Sepultura's Paulo Pinto before their gig in The Academy \m/

                                          Derrick Green - Sepultura - The Academy

It was bigger than my foot

                                           "Eagles Flying" - Sligo

all the fishes above were safely returned to the ocean :-)

                                       That is it for now. Although they won't read this I just feel like saying that my family is doing an amazing job looking after my dad and my mom is even sleeping in the hospital. My brother and sisters are doing their best to bring some joy to them. I use skype to "visit" my parents and chat with them on a daily basis. It is just a matter of time...and patience, a lot of it!

God bless you!