Monday, 26 July 2010

Wisdom of the World - week 114


Pause for a smile

Lost on a rainy night, a nun stumbles across a monastery and requests shelter. Fortunately she is just in time for dinner and was treated to the best fish and chips she’s ever had.

After dinner she goes into the kitchen to thank the chefs. She is met by two brothers. ‘Hello, I’m Brother Michael and this is Brother Charles’.
‘I’m very pleased to meet you,’ said the nun. ‘I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful dinner. The fish and chips were the best I’ve ever tasted. Out of curiosity, who cooked what?’

Brother Charles replied, ‘Well I’m the fish friar’.
She turned to the other Brother and says, ‘Then you must be - ?’
‘Yes, I’m the chip monk’.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Aoíbhinn Inis-eoin. Photographic Exhibition


Just one great photo of Dunree Fort taken by Adam Porter

Date:
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
The Plaza Main St Buncrana

For the duration of The Buncrana Music & Arts Festival a host of local photographers will exhibit there work of picturesque landscape & more from in and around Inishowen.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

WISDOM OF THE WORLD - WEEK 113

Dandelions

Mulla Nasrudin decided to start a flower garden. He prepared the soil and planted the seeds of many beautiful flowers. But when they came up, his garden was filled not just with his chosen flowers but was also overrun by dandelions. He sought out advice from gardeners all over and tried every method known to get rid of them but to no avail.

Finally he walked all the way to the capital to speak to the royal gardener at the Sheik’s palace. The wise old man had counselled many gardeners before and suggested a variety of remedies to expel the dandelions but Mulla had tried them all.

They sat together in silence for some time and finally the gardener looked at Nasrudin and said, “Well, then I suggest you learn to love them.”


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