Trinity College Library, Dublin.

For my foreign readers, the title is Aussie Strine for “Did you have a good weekend?”

Easter’s been and gone. I’m not religious, although I do wonder at the mystery of the story of Jesus and the crucifixion. I find it easier to believe that a scientific explanation exists. A bright star appears in the sky – a supernova. A virgin birth – pregnancies can have strange causes. A guy grows up doing good things – is that so strange? Miracles? To a primitive people, many things would seem miraculous. And so on.

I find it easier to believe that Jesus was a space born visitor from another civilisation. He could have been carrying knowledge and instruments that could perform miracles, by the standards of the time.

The miracle I see is that this story has endured for 2,000 years and still exerts such a strong influence, even today in this age of science and technological “magic”.

What makes me angry is that there is so much conflict between the different religions. Even Christians fight among themselves – Catholics versus Protestants. The hatred between Sunni versus Shi’ite Muslims. The warfare between Muslims and Christians. And on and on ….

I reject religion! It has caused more deaths and suffering throughout history than any other cause. I don’t need it and I don’t want it.


It always rains at Easter. That’s been my mantra for as long as I can remember, and it’s been fulfilled again this Easter. We got a lot of rain this afternoon. Good! Happy day! We need all we can get.


I’ve been spending a lot of time adding details to my family tree on the MyHeritage web site, and it’s paying off. There are more than 670 ancestors and current family members. Remember that each of us has two parents, and each parent had two parents, and each had two … it goes on and on.

What I’ve found most interesting lately is that one of my ancestors on Dad’s side, the Croft side, was Sir James Guerin Croft, MP, Lord Deputy of Ireland:

The couple at bottom right, Ernest Carrington Croft and Doris Arabelle Greentree were Dad’s parents, my grandparents. So there’s the line, from 1518 through to now, seven generations. I’m trying to find the earlier links, before 1517. I’ll get there.

On Mum’s side, the name Lawrie is very strong, from Scotland, from around 1719 so far.


I’m not feeling very well these days, hence the absence of blog posts. Always tired, always feeling “a bit” sick, the feeling of having the ‘flu, although I don’t think that’s what it is. I’m doing a lot of sleeping, to excess, really. Thyroid tablets haven’t helped much. Antibiotic for a bladder infection haven’t helped, although they have in the past. I dunno.


I don’t much like the styling of modern cars. Gargoyles, I call them. for example:

But I’m a fan of the latest Korean cars, and this one in particular:

Hyundai Ioniq 6 (it reminds me of early VWs).

It’s an EV, which also doesn’t do much for me (I like a V6 turbo or a V8 any day), but I like this! If I could afford it (which I can’t) I’d buy one tomorrow.


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