Monday, July 31, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Donegal

Sun 30 July

Glenveagh - head of the glen down to the lake

The double bass player playing at the Bridge Bar, Ramelton after dinner & drinks with Anita & Don

The wonderful walk down from the head of the glen to Glenveagh House

Driving home in the rain from Ramelton listening to Serial

Mon 31st July

Falcarragh - Dee & Seamus
Killahoey beach
Wild Atlantic Way
Horn Head

Watching the Enfants Terribles swimming at Killahoey while reading my book

The liquid amber birch in Seamus' garden

Looking down over the beach and coast towards Bunbeg - over wild fuchsias

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - Ireland, Donegal

Sat 29 Aug - Church Hill, Donegal

Church Hill
Glebe Gallery

Playing table tennis with D

A Camden Town Auerbach in the Space exhibition at Glebe Gallery in the middle of Donegal

Watching The Verdict en famille from The Rappa's film collection

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ireland Summer 2017: Recent Happiness Experiment entries

Thurs 28 July

Playing chess with D in new space in National Gallery of Ireland

Hanging with Meabh, D & N in the Photography Gallery, Temple Bar

Watching Young Offenders with the De Burcas - Sean, Meabh & Orla

Dublin - National Gallery, Trinity, Hapenny Bridge, Temple Bar

Fri 29 July

Being welcomed to The Rappa, Church Hill, Donegal

Meditating on the beach at Rush during my run

Dinner conversation en famille at Larkins, Newmills

Church Hill, Donegal

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ireland Summer 2017 - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment

Wed 26/8/17 Chester to Dublin/Rush

Long walk along Rush beach at sunset with Des, Dylan, Noah - very low tide, Lambay Island looking magnificent

Lunch outdoors on deck at Dylan's overlooking Menai Straits - at Menai Bridge

Listening to Serial in the car en famille as we drove across North Wales to Anglesey

Chester to Menai Bridge (via Colwyn Bay)
to Holyhead
to Dublin Port
to Rush (Elizabeth & Des)

Sunday, July 09, 2017

U2 Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour (Twickenham)

(Whole of the Moon)

Sunday Bloody Sunday*
New Years Day
Bad (with "Heroes" and "Where Are We Now?" snippet)

Joshua Tree LP
With or Without You**

The Joshua Tree

Where the Streets Have No Name (with "All You Need Is Love" snippet)

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

With or Without You**

Bullet the Blue Sky

Running to Stand Still

Red Hill Mining Town

In God's Country

Trip Through Your Wires (with "Love Me Do" snippet)

One Tree Hill


Mothers of the Disappeared

Miss Sarajevo (Passengers cover)

Beautiful Day (with "Starman" snippet)
Vertigo (with "Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio?" and "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)" snippet) (Uno Dos Tres)

(Love works in) Mysterious Ways (with "Miss You" snippet) (women icons song)

Ultraviolet (Light My Way) (Syria song)


Brian Eno
Vanessa Redgrave
Stella McCartney

My U2:

  • Live Aid (1985)
  • Twickenham (Vertigo?)
  • This

"Fans attending The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 night two in Twickenham enjoyed a slightly different set from last night. There were more than 10 different songs snippets featuring band favorites David Bowie, the Beatles, the Ramones, and the Rolling Stones.  Both Stella and Mary McCartney were given shoutouts from Bono, which explains why there were so many Beatles snippets.
"Mysterious Ways" made its European leg tour debut as another female fan was brought onstage during the song.  
During "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," Bono praised Alice Wroe for the HERStory project. Ahead of "One Tree Hill," Bono remembered both Greg Carroll and actress Natasha Richardson, acknowledging that her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, was in the audience. Bono also thanked "on behalf of the entire nation" Brian Eno: "Let me say this off script: There wouldn't be side 2, and there wouldn't be a side 1 if it weren't for Brian Eno, who's here tonight.

Bono dedicated the show to the people of London and to the heroes of the London Fire Brigade. He also thanked his cousin, AJ Rankin, for being one of his heroes as he "always has my back.

The next show is in Berlin on Wednesday."

Sat 8th:

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Star Spots No. 221


Michael Grade - outside House of Lords

Robert Winston - Embankment tube platform