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Last Single Days E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Flying back to Limerick in the morning for the final preparations ahead of the ceremony on Saturday.
That's right, this weekend I was stand up in St Patricks church, Limerick and accept Rachel's hand in marriage and pledge to love, honour and obey her till my dying days.

 
Birthday Wknd E-mail
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Monday, 13 December 2010

I've had a lovely wknd with Rach.
Chilled in on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon went to see Narnia and did some shopping. Picked out a lovely wee present for Dawn and some clothes for me.

Before meeting up with Alan, Lana, Paul & Conrad at Thai Square Aldwych, lovely meal and great company. The pyramid desert looked great but I just had ice cream. Alan & Lana headed home afterwards and the rest of us went back to W14 for rum.

Sunday, up early to mass was not easy after late drinking session. But we made it and it was a nice service as usual at Hammersmith 9am. I can't remember my last birthday I was at mass.

Home to wrap the aforementioned wee present, grab some brekkie and then out onto the road to head over to Tala, George & little Dawn for Sunday dinner. Took longer than we anticapated driving south of the river and back across at Blackwall tunnel but we got to Beckton safely and had an amazing day with the Kizilis',Dawn is almost 2 and very cute, Sunday roast Greek style was wonderful and the whole day was. Though the drive back was less so and we missed a turn and went across Tower Bridge but got onto the road we needed and home.

Wind down with X Factor final and muffins Rach made to finish off a lovely wknd.

 
Work Tragedy - Jaamit RIP E-mail
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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Words can't really describe anything as terrible as what happened last week.
On Friday morning the search team were called to an urgent meeting, purpose unknown, we were apprehensive but what we learned was infinitely worse.

We were told that our colleague and friend, Jaamit Durrani, had died the previous night at Tottenham Court Road. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family, but words cannot do justice to this incredibly gifted bright young SEO guru. It is a testament of his impact on the SEO community the outpouring of emotion that has occurred on twitter since our boss broke the news of Jaamit's death. He was a character in the office and he is deeply missed. We are all in shock still from what happened. His tragic and unnecessary death is still hard to take.

We have learned since, that three other people died on the underground that day, it is not acceptable that the tube network can continue to be so dangerous in a city of this scale and wealth. Something must be done to ensure no family has to lose someone like this again.

 
Now at OMD E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

In September, I had to part company with TBG. It was a very disappointing that this happened, but I threw myself into the job hunt. I got in touch with several recruitment agencies that had contacted me through LinkedIn or from my previous job hunt, and there was a good number of opportunities around London in search.

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Wedding Planning E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 November 2010

Less than 150 days to go now to our big day. There's still several things left to sort or finalise but a large part of the planning is sorted, thanks to Rachel.

And I will hopefully have a new site up soon dedicated to the two of us, where we can put photos we have taken and for the next 5 months provide a portal to planning.

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State of the Site Address E-mail
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Saturday, 06 November 2010

It has been a long time since I updated here. I wouldn't still look here if it wasn't my homepage. 

Well, I'm going to get back to posting short updates very soon. I do have a few projects for this space though. 

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IRISH Times - IRISH WIN CHAMPIONSHIP game E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 July 2010

Irish Times

Article from sports section after nail biting GFLA Championship game, IRISH @ Avalanche.

It's up, its noooo good. That was the delightful commentary as yet again the young Nebraska kicker, Ling, of the Adirondack Avalanche missed another kick to win the game, this time in over time. But the moment was ready for O'Driscoll to take the game by the scruff of the neck and drive IRISH down the field and connect Fionn Mac Cumhaill in 66th minute of the game with a 7 yard pass down the middle.

IRISH WIN, IRISH WIN!

Capping a remarkable season that has seen Coach O'Farrell's team achieve their ambition and secure the Coastal Championship from the grasp of the previous dominant BarbAlanche hydra. Yet again in this remarkable season, the IRISH defence was the star of the show, not the offence, superbly lead by ProBowl bound, Cuscraid dominating behind Hicksville's line, as time and again Prall was contained, so a career low 79 yards from 26 carries.

Interestingly enough, IRISH out ran Avalanche, whilst been out passed by them, nobody would have predicted that before the start of the season. But whilst Hicksville took the Championship game MVP award, it was left to team captain O'Driscoll to announce to the masses inside Cloudspitter stadium, that the season was not over yet!

 
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