Andytown News diarist with an eye on the week just gone, or indeed the one just ahead. Interested in the strange, the funny and the totally bonkers.

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Shin-deep in water but no dipper today. Fallen trees often left in place – they're natural highways for wildlife

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Passing under Colinglen Road to upper glen. Bit of shelter from snow – cold and damp, though

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Colin River from bridge. Lovers' seat to left. Not much call for it today

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Right or left? That's the kind of decision for a day like that – not tea or coffee

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Lake drains into small waterway which drains into Colin River below

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Pelican crossing on bank of lake. Or more likely a moorhen

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I'm pretty sure I saw a brown bear looking down at me from somewhere up there

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Swam here when kids in 70s. Often sound of bombs/bullets from below. Wouldn't try it today (swimming, not bombs)

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High ground looking over to Hannahstown homes. Black Mountain lost in snow cloud. Can't even see it from office

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Couple of other hardy souls out too in Colin Glen. That sky is bellying with snow. You gotta get out and love it

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Support your local shops. I know we will on Saturday. And have a fine time into the bargain

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It's a rat trap Edwin... Poots gets rid of beds, but it takes more than a stroke of a pen to get rid of Mater rats

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If thinks finding the Orr plaque in Templepatrick was hard on a sunny day, pity me and Dúlra...

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I don't know what Anthony Foley's job consists of, exactly, but I wish him well

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Dear BBC: if you think they're violent when they return from tours you want to see them during tours #stillhurting

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Ocean-going, museum-quality Little Englanders. Here's what The Times thinks most important about the new Pope

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Now this 'steak at a friend's wedding', on the other hand...

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I don't care – this scone does not look like Ireland

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Just received this book through the post. So bonkers it's hilarious. Me and had a quare laugh

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Can't think why anyone would want to paint this road sign green, white and orange. It's to be deplored. Obviously

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