Petrol Direct – Cheap online gas

Tired of paying over the odds for fuel? Petrol Direct is the leading Internet based petrol supplier! Here’s a selection of their fuel products:

NOx Enhanced Petrol
Very rarely available in most of Europe, NOx Enhanced Petrol contains a specially dissolved nitrous oxide based compound that can really boost engine performance over short distances.

Ultra Low Cost Value Unleaded (50 RON)
Especially popular with Rover Metro and Nissan Micra drivers, our 50 RON ULCVU fuel is made from refinery leftovers. This is a very inexpensive fuel indeed as it is actually classified as industrial waste rather than fuel.

Little Feeding Bird

This morning as I made my breakfast Ray D’Arcy on Today FM announced that they were looking for photographers for their “Odd One Out” quiz. I rushed for the phone and as I was about to dial, looked out the window and saw this little bird feeding.
Should I ring, or should I take a picture? I decided on the latter, rushed upstairs for my camera and 75-300 zoom and snapped off 40 shots through the kitchen window!
Sorry Ray! Jacinta and I have been watching this little bird for the past few weeks and I was dyign to get a good shot of him! Besides the local crows, he’s the only bird who’s figured out that there are peanuts in the feeder. Hopefully the robins will notice the source of food as the weather gets colder.

Last Look


Part of a condemned building on Cornmarket Street.
Naked figures have been displayed in those windows for years but I bet most people never noticed them.

The area is undergoing major rejuvenation. A pedestrian bridge was built across the river at the end of the street, Vibes and Scribes are moving to a new location on the quay, there’s a new building going up next door to this large warehouse which itself will probably be gone soon.
Post 531 of this discussion forum sheds some light on what’s happening down there:

Does anybody else think that OCP’s retail plans for Cornmarket Street, Paul Street, Half moon street and Lavitts Quay, Academy Street, Patrick Street and Emmet Place are spreading out of control?
What about existing boundaries, laneways and city blocks? OCP seem to be buying up anything at all that they can tenuously link to Paul Street.
Just a thought, don’t bite my head off

That forum looks like a good way of keeping up with what architects are doing in Cork.
From what I can gather by searching for “Guy and Company”, they must have been a printer? Books are listed with their name presumably as publisher, and as recently as 1996 they designed a new seal for Cork County Council.