It is Tuesday morning. You are on a work zoom call and intermittently checking and responding to emails. You get a text from one of your children about a problem they spoke to you about yesterday. A new urgent email arrives that you have to answer immediately. Something comes up on the zoom that you want to respond to. You remember a bill you need to pay today. Modern life has lots of interruptions and distractions.
Saturday: Inception (2010) ITV, 10.45pm - Brilliant thief Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his team infiltrate the minds of powerful men and women and plunder their subconscious of its priceless secrets. Powerful businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe) approaches Cobb with a proposition: to plant a single idea in the mind of rival Robert Fischer Jr (Cillian Murphy).
Welcome to 'The Tip', as he calls it. Eoin Shanley realises that his workshop in a Rathnew business park is less than pretty. Your reporter is soon sneezing as the sawdust tickles his nostrils and the place is in a state of rampant disorder. Tools and machines and endless chunks of timber vie for space with bits and pieces of electrical junk.
We are warned by earth scientists that the Gulf Stream is slowing down. That great river in the North Atlantic Ocean that sends warm water from the tropics to our shores to keep our climate mild in winter is losing force. It is slowing and it is carrying less water.
The Parakeet is a bird that cannot easily be confused with any wild bird found in Ireland. It is a slim-bodied parrot, green in colour with a bright red, parrot-like bill and a very long and very narrow tail. It is more than twice the size of any of our native greenish finches and has a very different, upright body shape and stance.
March is here and what a great month to get out into the garden or back to outdoor fitness. This of course will bring some of you great joy to be doing the things you love to do outdoors. But if you've been over enthusiastic you could end up with sore muscles and stiff shoulders after hours spent doing what you love.
Low tides are of great interest to the nature enthusiast as they expose parts of the lower shore on rocky coasts that are normally covered by seawater. If you are fortunate enough to have a rocky seashore within your present 5km COVID-19 restriction zone, low tides later this month will be of interest.
By now most of you will have heard the mounting research showing the benefits of Vitamin D supplementation to help protect against respiratory infections and boosting immune response to them. But what else is it Vitamin D good for, how long should you take it, and how much do you need to take?
It seems everyone in Bray knows Ken Doyle. Walking through the town with his dog - a Jack Russell called Rosco - he is greeted by friends and fans every few metres. And when the musician stops to speak to your reporter over the phone, the salutations continue.
Saturday - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Channel 4, 9pm. The company of dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), including hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), watches in horror as the mighty dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) incinerates Laketown.
Saturday: Whiplash (2014) BBC2, 11.20pm - Nineteen-year-old drummer Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is determined to excel at his Manhattan music conservatory, so he practises night and day and catches the eye of the school's most revered teacher, Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons).
Diverticulosis is a gut problem where small pouches develop in the bowel. This can be due to weakness/pressure/poor diet, or genetics. Diverticulitis is when a person experiences symptoms. The pouches or pockets become infected and inflamed which can be caused by an infection in the intestine. Food can get trapped in the pouches causing inflammation and sometimes infection.
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