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Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Tour continues

We haven't posted since Sunday, it's been a busy week (being a Superhero is so demanding!). But that doesn't mean the tour was abandoned. Oh NO! We had leyton in UCC and out for a game of football. The photo's are cool. This one is just a teaser, click the link to see the rest. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.234980913208870.60415.176918199015142

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day Trip to Fitzgerald Park

Paul McSweeney and I (leyton attens) treated Waiting For Life To Return to a trip to Fitzgerald's Park in Cork today. It was an emotional day for Paul as the park has so many memories attached. Great fun was had, even though we missed the Comedy Festival by a week. 'Waiting' has been popped back on to it's shelf now. And it is humming with pleasure. What more could I ask?


ps - follow this link for more pics of the day

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Latest Day Trip

Waiting For Life To Return's latest leg of the tour promised by leyton was a trip to Dublin.

Boy did our two friends have a ball!

This photo was taken just before they boarded the train. For more go to

Friday, July 22, 2011

Big News

BIG NEWS! Paddy Fitzhenry (the current owner of Volume Two) is immefgarting to Canada in a few weeks. Guess What? He's taking 'Wink' with him! One Short Story To Be Told is going to a new continent. Yippee 88* googleplex leyton/Stan

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Tour continues

What a day!

I had the immense pleasure of spending a day in the company of Paul
McSweeney and Waiting For Life To Return today.

We visited the world famous Cork landmark 'The Lough'.

Trees (as you can see) were enjoyed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lots happening today.

Nuala MacGrath has been in touch. She tells me Volume Three holds pride of place in her house at the moment! Yippee do da da da...
Also Volume Two (Wink) landed in new hands last night. One Mr Paddy Fitzhenry of Wexford is the new owner.

And we (that's Stan, me and Paul McSweeney) took Volume One (Waiting for Life To Return) to the park today.
As the photos show touring is such fun!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

leyton begins Waiting For Life To Return tour

Following much deliberation I've decided to call the series of day trips I've promised Waiting For Life To Return a tour. This decision then led to a spur of the moment trip to Pine Lodge (Mytrleville, Co. Cork) last night to see Cork band Half Man, Part Bicycle. 'If I'm going on tour I might as well start with a rock gig' being my rational. Half Man, Part Bicycle were great and proved just the right preparation for the warmth and comfort for the Sunday lunch with talented Cork film maker Paddy O' Shea's family that I had planned for Waiting For Life To Return today. The two trips also provide a nice pair of contrasting photos, too. 88*Googleplex

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Good news, Bad news, More Bad News and Resolution.

Good News: Paul has decided that Valerie Spencer will be the next recipient of Volume One of One Short Story To Be Told.
Bad News. Valerie Spencer is on holiday.
More Bad News: Paul informed Waiting For Life To Return he was moving before he had contacted Valerie, and the news that Valerie is on holiday left Waiting For Life To Return bereft (and in a major sulk)
Resolution: leyton intervened, calmed Waiting For Life To Return down and agreed that for the period of Valerie's holiday he would make it his business to return from the ethereal plains every second day and take Waiting For Life To Return on a series of day trips.
The first of these happened today. leyton, as our picture shows, took Waiting For Life To Return to a secluded, warm location and treated him to multiple readings.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Could NOT resist this!

On the night Volume Three was launched Volume One was passed on, too. Glen Keane (left) was the passer, and Paul McSweeney (obviously right) the reciever.

Just two minutes after this was taken Waiting For Life To Return completed one thousand circus tumbles in celebration. Sadly no camera captured that moment.

Friday, July 8, 2011

(almost) movement

With three volumes now in circulation I'm finding a lot of my time taken up with 'consultations'.
I'm not complaining - it's great that those in possession of the stories care enough to ensure they are doing the right thing when passing it on. So this week has included contact from all three current owners - Paul (Volume One), Dan (Two) and Nuala (three) - during which the topic of PASSING ON popped up. Strangely all three said more or less the same thing, which was that they had 'More or less made up their mind'. So 'Waiting for Life to Return', 'Wink' and 'Grey Skies' are all 'almost moving'.
I just know the stories will be communicating their feelings on that term pretty shortly, too. Oh the joy of being at the centre of a mad idea.
(a very busy) leyton
PS I've also had 'consultations' with people eager to get their hands on one (or any of the volumes). Can I suggest direct contact with the current owners might be a better route? Or would that upset some of you? Too late now anyway.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Animation for Volume Three Launch

Marc's brilliant piece of work for the launch of Volume Three (Grey Skies)

Volume Three First Owner

Well Saturday was a great success. Lots of fun and games. But the happiest person in attendance was NUALA MACGRATH who was drawn as the first person to recieve volume three and the story Grey Skies.
It goes without saying Grey Skies was ecstatic. But I've said it anyway.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Volume Three Launch update

Final details being put in place for tomorrow. The animation is BRILLIANT! Murphy's are providing complimentary pints. Tom Barry's have thrown in bottles of wine. Evening Echo and Douglas Post are attending. And Grey Skies is wild with excitement. You have GOT to be there!