Giving The Hour Back


Free this weekend?

Fancy a natter?

Karen O’Connor, of home visit chairty Making Connections, writes:

I’m getting in touch in relation to a campaign that the charity ‘Making Connections’ is rolling out this weekend. Basically we are asking people to spend their ‘extra’ hour gained when the clocks go back with an older person this weekend in order to tackle Ireland’s loneliness and isolation issues.

Coming after the stormy last couple of weeks too and heading into the winter we feel there is much need for these types of connections to be created and strengthened.

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30 thoughts on “Giving The Hour Back

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Great initiative.
    Though of course some old people are lonely because they’re bastards. Being old doesn’t bestow saintliness.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      I’d put it to you that people used to be more decent though across the board
      education in respect etc
      the kids today

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        It’s true, though. I blame the interweb. It’s made people horrendously egotistical.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Anger & vitriol are spewed relatively anonymously and the world is none the better for it. Peoples’ (often uninformed) views become too easily accepted by others who are also uninformed. So much misinformation, badly handled. Courtesy and kindness are lacking.

          2. Janet, I ate my avatar

            navel gazing
            less human interaction
            adrenaline levels from short attention spans peaking
            guilt free voyeurism
            top of my head

          3. Gimme Shelter

            Thank you for your answers, both.

            I do think you could argue however that those traits have always been with us.

            The internet while it does allow them to spread more quickly also allows for greater transparency and promulgation of knowledge e.g Khan Academy

          4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Oh, of course the internet is also an incredible tool for learning. It’s just that the flip side is so devisive.

          5. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Stop copying me, Janet or so help me God I’ll find you and burn your house down.

  2. Janet, I ate my avatar

    I go along to my Da’s Friday club when I’m home do a bit a bingo win some broken biscuits
    but honestly they are a fun bunch, a mine of information and cheeky jokes

  3. Brother Barnabas

    I tried that with an old one who lives around the corner from. Never fupping again. Nasty, cynical old whingebag, bored the fupp out of me and made me feel disgusted with myself for even staying the 8 or 9 minutes i did. I cross the street when I see her coming now.

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