Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Songs

Season's greetings from all in Glonn!

I hope everyone had a very nice Christmas and that 2010 will be a great year.

Here's a nice German version of Silent Night sung by Glonn's Children's Choir featuring Francis Ruane and another song called Maria Durch Ein' Dornwald Ging from the same concert.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Another Hairy Post

I could probably do a series of "hair" posts over the next while as Oliver and Simon have taken to experimenting with their hair or letting others experiment with their hair. Here's Oliver's current haircut which is quite a change from the last one.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope you all have a great 2008.
Simon's year is off to a pretty good start: he's managed to appear in the newspapers again. Last year someone from the Münchner Merkur called him up. They had come across his blog and wanted an interview. So they came and did their interview and took some some photos and we examined the newspapers every day for a while but nothing appeared. Bummer!, we thought.

Then on the 7th of January, which is Simon's birthday, a friend called Claudia to say that Simon was in the papers as large as life.
Headline: Unfiltrated Absurdity of an eighteen-year-old.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Life is full of surprises isn't it?

Life is full of surprises isn't it?
Things are happening all the time that are worth a blog entry.
Like leaving the project at HP after seven years.
I'm now working on a project on the other side of Munich so I spend an hour more "on the road" every day. But it's interesting and a pleasant change though the first few weeks were a bit hairy.
The second public showing of Simon's film was a great success and got him into the newspapers again.
There's more but I just don't want to spend all my free time writing blog entries.
Every now and then there's something that has to be published.
In this case a picture is worth a thousand words.

Oliver actually wanted a mohican haircut so he went around looking for someone to do it for him. Claudia wouldn't do it and neither would anyone else except for his good friend Niko.

Obviously he preferred it like this and decided to stop halfway through.

I suppose it's a question of taste really and it's probably not that much more shocking than the Ziggy Stardust haircut we used to run around with at that age.

His teachers probably love it as much as they love the T-shirt.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Winter in Glonn

After a long wait Winter finally arrived in Glonn last week for a few days. It's a bit late though. Too late for a white Christmas, too late for New Year's Eve where the kids like to put bangers in the piles of snow and above all too late for the Ruanes of Cork who came here to go skiing, build an igloo and do all the stuff you can't do in Ireland because there's never any snow.

In Germany there's always snow in January, or so we thought.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Schaf - Das neueste Testament

After 2 years of hard work Simon's latest film was premiered in Glonn's town hall on Friday 27th October. The evening was a resounding success. With about 350 people there wasn't even standing room left. The audience went wild, they clapped and cheered all through the credits and especially when Simon and the rest of the group went up to take a bow. It was just electric.
A reporter and photographer from the local edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of the largest and most highly regarded German newspapers were there and were as enthralled as everyone else.
The review in Monday's paper was excellent though it does give away more of the story than Simon would have liked.

Simon is working on a "special" DVD, featuring the film + the premiere night + lots of extras, which will be available to anyone who wants it.