Coffee And Fluffybiscuits

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From top: McDonad’s, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12: Dennis aka ‘Fluffybiscuits’

This afternoon.

Fluffybiscuits writes:

The curtains fall on one of the greatest shows that has lasted well over ten years. A rambunctious fest , an adventure in the halls of reporting.

Twelve years ago, I came across Broadsheet by pure accident, read, commented then faded into the background to read the pieces as they appeared.

I went to my favourite pub recently, the two barman I adored had left and the atmosphere had changed. The same is happening with friends as they get married and dynamics change. The internet now is the very same, but it’s a journey I’m grateful for.

Five years ago when I poured all my anger into a piece published on Broadsheet, it gave me a friendship that has endured to this day. A young woman (you owe me a fiver for saying that!) brought me for coffee to McDonald’s on the Kylemore Road and listened to the outpourings of what was then a broken man, who healed thanks to Bodger, John & Co.

Vanessa as you know her, meets up with me on a regular basis (I’m a devil for doing all sorts of last minute things!). I’m still single but a lot more comfortable in who I am and what I have become as a man.

Janet, Spaghetti Hoop and Clampers – I will miss ye dearly and Cian. SOQ made me smirk, I always wondered who he was!

I had an idea for a column but in one line. It revolved around an incident at a night out where I was seduced by some woman recently and gave it a go… was not for me but you don’t know these things till we try!

Community is what we had….

Wishing you all the best.

Den aka Fluffybiscuits.

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50 thoughts on “Coffee And Fluffybiscuits

  1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

    Fluffy you were very brave with those articles and you’re dead right, community is what we had here, I have felt that and benefited from it too.
    Great post, BS really filled a space in rants and chats that in real life it’s hard to do.
    Will miss you too.

    1. Clampers Outside

      +1 Janet :)

      I’ve a reply posted Fluffy, I’ll wait to see if it pops up, before I re-try :)

  2. Clampers Outside

    That was lovely Fluffy, ya big bear ya!
    Thank you for the mention, I always enjoyed our shoulder-bumps-and-a-wink in the comments back in the day – or that was the friendliness I picked up from them anyway :)

    And later, I’d sometimes wonder where you’d wandered off to, and then you’d have a post of an evening in search of that someone or some unintended adventure you’d been on. And it was good to see.

    Wishing you all the luck I’ve had in finding your someone dear

    * bear hugs *
    … or at least, as best a bear hug a ten stone, 5′ 7″ lad can do lol! :)

  3. Symon Sayz

    honestly, it was 50% pictures or Ireland, 50% anti CoI/pro alternative lifestyles. what’s to miss.

  4. bisted

    …hi Fluffy…where have those years gone…I count myself as one of the early broadsheeters but when I discovered the site first you were already here…plus some of the names you mentioned…

  5. Nullzero

    Makes a mockery of the claptrap about Broadsheet being a hotbed of far right extremism.
    Reality rarely makes for as good copy as half formed opinion pieces.

    There were some decent people here amongst the more “creative” types.

  6. V aka Frilly Keane

    Would ya listen to that silly tart

    Do you know that Fluff what the first ever comment on a Frilly Keane
    https://www.broadsheet.ie/2016/01/15/think-you-have-it-tough/

    And did you know Fluff did the show one night?
    Eurovision – poor Neil still isn’t right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V430puLKJP4&t=2938s

    we had planned a special White Night – with Johnny Logan and Jimmy’s sister, Gloria
    unfortunately I had covid when they did the send off sing song for Shay down in Sandymount

    But shur you never know, one day again.

    and here, something for Fluff and Janet↓
    https://www.broadsheet.ie/2018/01/05/the-year-of-living-bravely/
    Its worth noting that ↑this one, was exactly the opening of 2018
    I had just come though some very nasty untrue and unhinged bullying on twitter, case of mistaken identity, apparently
    So it was a kinda fuel for us to take 2018 by throat and squeeze as much as we could out of it.

    And look what happened by the end of it.

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      ah yes, there’s a fella in Dundalk who’ll never be the same again ;), I was just back in Ireland and operating on a very different plane, an alternate universe….funny how it all works out

  7. Daisy Chainsaw

    Best wishes to you Fluffybiscuits. I hope you find your way to true love, but enjoy the journey too.

  8. Slightly Bemused

    All the very best, Fluffy. I remember your piece clearly, and thought it was a very brave thing to do, to put your soul out there so bared. I am glad it helped, and has been a form of catharsis for you. I truly wish you well, and many more gentle coffee mornings.

  9. carlosfandango

    Bravo Fluffy! Lovely words.
    It’s great to see all our faces now too.
    Very best of luck in the future man.

    CFD

      1. The Mad Account

        It doesn’t really matter but why were my comments on the music thread deleted please Bodger?

          1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            I have been trying to change my profile all day to just my face, seems appropriate with all the faces on posts today to say goodbye in person…but I can’t get it to work…sad face

          2. bisted

            …can I just say Janet, if I’d been a few years younger, I’d have swept you of your knees…

            Ps Mills…while I’m flirting…is that a Ford Madox Brown…always pictured you as a Pre-Raphaelite…

          3. mills

            It’s actually a Mucha, would you believe. I love his stuff.

            Went to an exhibition in Praha years ago and absolutely fell in love. With the art and the city. A must visit.

            You dirty scoundrel, bisted ;*

        1. bisted

          …hah…I’ve been to Praha twice…once before and once after communism…love the place…never thought of Mucha…

  10. The Mad Account

    You’re a great person Fluffy
    Really enjoyed reading your articles and comments over the years even the Eurovision ones

  11. Cian

    Best of luck Fluffybiscuits.

    It is lovely to see the old names/faces from the earlier years here in BS. We had a blast!

  12. fluffybiscuits

    I meant to say Janet and Bisted too

    Rushed writing that piece x

    We should keep in contact…Bodger pass on my e mail if you wish!

    1. Vanessa Foran aka Celebrity Accountant aka Frilly Keane aka the Broadsheet Trolldog

      I have them Fluff
      I’ll put something together later in the Summer

      When all your holiday leave is already gone
      So I’ll know your about

      Could do the birthdays

    2. Triona Ryan

      That was a lovely tribute Den. I’m John’s twin sister btw. I’m so impressed by the community you’ve all become on here.Infact I’ve started a list of ‘diehards’. Just a simple group email to do with as you see fit. John will obviously be on the list so if you want to be on it email me on trionaryan123@gmail.com

  13. Lush

    Fluffy!
    Just seen your photo.
    You’re a gorgeous and infinitely huggable specimen.

    Definitely a need for hugs today.

    1. mills

      I’m into the wine already so there’s a good chance I’ll be leaving some drunken messages somewhere and crying into a pillow.

  14. mills

    Farewell Fluffy. Thanks for the lovely final few words.

    I always loved when you posted, because so much of what you wrote has a real human element to it. It’s relatable. Your eurovision stuff was a broadsheet highlight for me.

    And you, ye big ride. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us over the years. It’s been a true pleasure x

  15. Tom

    We had a few interesting exchanges, Fluffy, and (not but!) I wish you every blessing. Glad you made a good friend through the ‘sheet. (Don’t want to end on a culture war issue but … there’s probably better coffee out there than Mcstuff.)

  16. Tom

    We had a few interesting exchanges, Fluffy, and (not but!) I wish you every blessing. Glad you made a good friend through the ‘sheet. (Don’t want to end on a culture war issue yet … there’s probably better coffee out there than Mcstuff.)

    1. Fluffybiscuits

      And interesting they were. You were always kind Tom . N’er let a bad word be said

  17. Cú Chulainn

    Ah Fluffy, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it one last time: don’t be riding married men in their living room when their children are upstairs. Do them against the back wall of the house. Take care Fluffy, really glad to see you’re over the hump, ahem, and in good form. Cú

    1. The Mad Account

      Haha indeed
      That piece raised eyebrows at the time but I thought it was really insightful

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