Wick­low Cal­en­dar raises over €6,400

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OR­GAN­IS­ERS of the Wick­low Cal­en­dar would like to thank all the won­der­ful pho­tog­ra­phers for do­nat­ing their images and ev­ery­one who bought a copy for their support in their first year.

They pre­sented a cheque for €6,457 to Claire Dar­mody, founder of the East Coast FM cof­fee morn­ing, on Mon­day.

‘We are de­lighted to have raised such a large amount for the East Coast FM Wick­low Wide Cof­fee Morn­ing in aid of the five Cancer Support Cen­tres and the Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion,’ said Mar­lena Mur­phy, one of the or­gan­is­ers of the cal­en­dar.

‘We couldn’t be­lieve we sold out com­pletely with the cal­en­dars trav­el­ling as far as New York, Dubai or Hawaii, this gave us the in­cen­tive to make this year’s cal­en­dar even big­ger and bet­ter,’ said Mar­lena.

Plans are al­ready be­ing made for next year’s cal­en­dar. ‘ To make 2017 cal­en­dar more in­ter­ac­tive we would like to in­vite all pho­tog­ra­phers both ama­teurs and pro­fes­sion­als to sub­mit their land­scape photos of Wick­low.’ Richie Kelly, co-founder of the project and pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher said that the stan­dard of this cal­en­dar is go­ing to be very high ‘It’s go­ing to be very ex­cit­ing re­ceiv­ing all the pic­tures as there are some bril­liant pho­tog­ra­phers out there,’ said Richie. The win­ner will be fea­tured on the cover of the cal­en­dar.

The cal­en­dar also of­fers an unique spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­nity as it will be seen in house­holds right around the county and in­deed across the world.

For more de­tails on how to get in­volved go to our FB page The Wick­low Cal­en­dar or email thewick­low­cal­en­dar@gmail.com I haven’t had a crush in years. Ac­tu­ally I think the last time I had a se­ri­ous crush was in 1993 and the ob­ject my af­fec­tions was an Ir­ish DJ in Playa Del In­gles! I fol­lowed him around like a lovesick puppy for two weeks but un­for­tu­nately my feel­ings weren’t re­cip­ro­cated. I re­turned home and wrote him a let­ter, care of The Sham­rock Bar. He never replied. I was dev­as­tated but it was a les­son well learnt. No one un­wor­thy, ever stole my heart again!

Of course once you get mar­ried, your crushes have to be­come the­o­ret­i­cal and quite fre­quently the ob­jects are fa­mous and unattain­able, good for dream­ing about but never go­ing to be­come a re­al­ity.

In the last few months I have fallen hook, line and sinker for ac­tor Jef­frey Dean Mor­gan who plays pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tor Jason Krauss in the TV se­ries, The Good Wife. He has dim­ples, soul­ful eyes, grey­ing hair and a grav­elly voice. He is my per­fect man.

Him­self ’s cur­rent crush is Olivia Munn, who is prob­a­bly best known for her role in the X Men films. She is stun­ningly beau­ti­ful with long black hair, dark eyes and a body to die for.

I dream about Jef­frey. He is my happy place. When I watch the Good Wife on my own, I pause the scenes where the cam­era is solely on him and I gaze adoringly at his hand­some face. When I watch it with Him­self, I sigh hap­pily, won­der­ing if I’m a bit too old to put posters on my bed­room wall.

But lately it’s got­ten a bit per­sonal. Him­self has taken to re­lent­lessly in­sult­ing Jef­frey ev­ery time he’s on the telly. ‘He’s a tosser!’ ‘Don’t call him that. He is not a tosser.’

‘He is. And he’s smarmy.’

‘He SO is NOT smarmy! He is in­tense and deep... and thought­ful.’ Cue big sar­cas­tic laugh. ‘Is in­tense an­other word for bor­ing?’ he in­quires. I ig­nore him for the rest of the pro­gramme. Mean­while last Sun­day morn­ing as I was eat­ing my brekkie, Olivia Munn ap­pears on TV show Sun­day Brunch, look­ing, it has to be said, amaz­ing.

‘Oh look, it’s your girl,’ I tell him. He turns up the vol­ume and smiles be­at­if­i­cally. ‘God she’s gor­geous,’ he says. I grudg­ingly agree. I’m noth­ing if not hon­est, which is more than I can say about him.

The pre­sen­ters pro­ceed to do a wine tast­ing with some of the guests, The Lovely Livvie knocks back three glasses of wine in one gulp and starts open­ing cup­boards look­ing for more al­co­hol. Him­self is laugh­ing in­dul­gently. ‘Ah she’s great craic!’ I glare at him. ‘What? She’s just got­ten drunk on live tv and made a show of her­self. If I did that you’d kill me.’ ‘Ah yeah. But you don’t look like Olivia Munn,’ he replies. The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion on the home front is all pic­ture, no sound!

Claire Dar­mody, Richie Kelly and Mar­lena Mur­phy.

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