Monthly Archives: February 2010

Private Dancer in Puerto Rico

It is not clear whether Al Qaeda has yet to hear of Puerto Rico or the other way around,but it makes for very relaxed air travel. Yesterday, the Crone travelled to Vieques via airlink from San Juan. Here they have no truck … Continue reading

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Slippery when Wet

Dear The Crone, Joe and I kept conversation to a bare minimum during our short marriage of inconvenience. As far as I know he wasn’t Scottish, the topic of curling never came up and DBLW doesn’t stock curling apparel. Gosh, … Continue reading

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Fame, Fame at last.

I am beside myself with excitement. My picture of the snow sofa is picture pick of the day on and Blarney Crone’s readership has rocketed.  Just call me Margaret Bourke-White and marvel at the magic I create with my trusty flip camera.

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Hot pants for a cold climate

Dear Doris, Your revelation about the Brazil plaid prompts me to ask if your late husband was of Scottish descent and, if so, did he ever speak to you of curling? I am not much of a sportswoman myself but … Continue reading

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Snowmen are so old school…

What YOU need is a snow sofa.  This one was built by the Crone’s next door neighbors, young men with big biceps and a strong artistic bent

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She would kill me if she knew…

…I was writing this.  A certain 17-year old who is close to the Crone likes to keep her cards close to her chest. Particularly if they are Valentine cards. For the last couple of years, she has had a devoted … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t like to get flowers?

To Peggoty’s on Sunday evening, for what turned out to be impromptu drinks and pizza with Peggoty, Barkis, Sawhorse Marilyn and Jeffrey’s dad. Striding through the snow came our new neighbor, henceforth to be known as Gorgeous George. GG presented … Continue reading

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Jaffa Cakes and A Good Night’s Sleep–good times in the Brazil Abode.

For those of you who do not follow comments on the Crone’s postings as assiduously as you might, here is a faithful reproduction of the latest from Doris Brazil Odd that she should mention the Bay City Rollers, because … Continue reading

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Bright ideas for Doris Brazil

Dear Ms Brazil, Thank you for your kind note last week. I am sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but, as you may have heard, things have been rather trying on this side of the Atlantic, what with … Continue reading

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Blarney Crone for the Bob Sled Team?

At the moment, Jenna McCorkell, a figure skater from Coleraine, is Northern Ireland’s sole representative at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. But following the Crone’s heroic workout today, she too should be on her way to Whistler. She began with the Nordic Combination-a challenging … Continue reading

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