It's not quite Independence Day but it may be something of a small revolution today if the Boyne Writers' Group can take back the trophy in The Battle of the Books, a satirical writing contest. The Meath Writers' Circle are hotly tipped to win. Their captain is the fine Tommy Murray and I'm sure the lovely Frank Murphy will take his place on their team. Our Boyne Writers are represented by the great Michael Farry, James Linnane, Caroline Finn and Bill Comerford, all of whom are good speakers. Good luck everyone! The event is taking place in the Trim Castle Hotel from 1.30pm on.
And pictured above and below roses from my garden. While I took the photos the bees and wasps hummed about me. All I could think of was keats' line "the murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves". It was from Keats' poetry that I learned about sensuousness.