Archive for October, 2008

The Achill Drug Robot

October 20th, 2008 No comments

drug robot
This is not a great picture because it was taken with our mobile phone. Well done Al! I didn’t have the nerve to ask.
Silly but I’m a little obsessed with this machine. It’s the ‘robot drug dispenser’ from the pharmacy at Achill Sound. It’s a first in Ireland apparently. I love the bright white surroundings, the clean glass and the rows of little bright boxes. It’s just like an art installation.
Years ago, Damien Hirst was part owner in a London restaurant called The Pharmacy and there were artworks there that in a way were very similar. To me, visiting the chemist at the sound has started to feel a little like a visit to a modern art gallery. It’s a great addition to the area in my opinion, a thing of beauty. Although there is a lot of natural beauty around here, it’s nice to see some man-made beauty for a change. There’s not a lot of that. In fact I can’t think of anything. In this area, man’s intervention generally ruins the place.

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Amazing cloud picture

October 7th, 2008 No comments

Photo of a cloud taken by Al.  It’s a dolphin!dolphin cloud

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Lifelisting our way through reccession

October 1st, 2008 No comments

In these days of financial doom and gloom it seems to me that Lifelisting will be a perfect way to pass the time. It costs nothing, helps us prioritise and gets us thinking about the positive stuff. Of course, I would say that wouldn’t I?