Mark Grealish

the life and code of a crazy cat man


This is life with Cookie

in animals

I’m now a pedestal, a platform for her attacks on Eadaoin’s ferns.

Cookie perched on my feet

Bray Head from Bray train station

in ireland

Bray train station

Eadaoin on (and after) Bray Head

in family

Posts lag behind reality because the month past was intense, being both stressful and tiring. The pair of us climbed Bray Head on the Monday of the August bank holiday weekend. So Eadaoin thought I was mad in my insistence that we wear proper outdoor gear for the walk. Some little girl, on our way up the trail, laughed and said we looked like Bear Grylls in our getup.

Well, where was that little girl when the rain and clouds rolled in?

The weather was shit; we could barely see our hands in front of our faces at the south peak, let alone enjoy the magnificent views of the Irish Sea and north County Wicklow. But with the gloom and wind and rain came an unexpected silver lining: Eadaoin and I had the top of Bray Head to ourselves despite the bank holiday. There was nary a sinner to be seen, nor sight to be had of anywhere off the hilltop, leading to a magnificent feeling of isolation.

Eadaoin on (and after) Bray Head
Eadaoin on (and after) Bray Head
Eadaoin on (and after) Bray Head
Eadaoin on (and after) Bray Head

Cloud forest at Bray Head

in ireland

Cloud Forest on Bray Head
Cloud Forest on Bray Head
Cloud Forest on Bray Head
Cloud Forest on Bray Head

Shiny new Roost laptop stand

in photo

The Roost laptop stand is awesome! It has freed up a chunk of space on my desktop, and moved my laptop far enough away from my USB hub that I no longer get the bad EM interference that kills my WiFi connection.

Home office with the Roost laptop stand

This was my Saturday

in animals

Cats, cats, cats.

Cookie attacks!
Cookie and I hang out
Random friendly neighborhood cat