Wicklow Calendar raises over €6,400
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 email@example.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.