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Tiocfaidh ár lamb

  This here thing here is a dish called Klephtiko, which Squinter had last week in a Greek restaurant in Liverpool. Squinter’s had a few lamb shanks in his time (right, okay, have you all stopped sniggering now?) but this one took the biscuit, to employ what’s in the circumstances probably an ill-advised culinary metaphor. […]

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Fáilte romhat, Belfast Buckie

  Squinter never really understood why Buckfast never took off in Belfast. Oh, you’ll see the odd bottle lying in the gutter after an Orange parade, but it’ll have been left there by visitors from up the country. And you’ll see it being happily necked in the Holyland on Paddy’s Day but, again, them’s the […]

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Yip, bin there; yip, done that

  SQUINTER was dandering around the lovely lanes of County Armagh at the weekend, checking the orchards to see how close the apples are to the Magners factory, idly noting that there’s a touch of autumn coolness in the afternoon breeze. The dog stopped for a second and looked back at his master, tongue hanging […]

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The business of business never an exact science in the Pravince

  THE news that 300 new jobs are to be created in Belfast by London-based brokerage firm Tullett Prebon was released amidst much fanfare by the First and deputy First Ministers at a photocall at Invest NI headquarters on Tuesday. The local hacks who pound the business beat were suitably impressed and a slew of print […]

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Spin doctor sets the cycle agenda

  AN open-air laundrette, eh? So much for not washing your dirty linen in public. Squinter’s told the facility in the car park of the Shaws Road shops is already proving very popular, with a colleague reporting a queue when he drove past a couple of days after the machines were installed. Squinter used to […]

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D’ough! thon timer’s broke

CONTINUING on the theme of bread and this here’s the Twitter account of Irwin’s Bakery, makers of the Nutty Krust. It’s the king of the plain loaf and Squinter has consumed it in Homeric quantities down through the years. He’s often eaten it as toast (the heel was routinely fought over in West Belfast household […]

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