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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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A bittersweet and sour tale East Belfast tale

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I pray the Unionist Forum makes a difference soon, for all our sakes. Things are getting ugly out there

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I pray the Unionist Forum starts to make a difference soon, for all our sakes. Things are getting ugly out there

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And amidst the flock of siskins, a goldfinch takes centre-stage at the end of a beautiful afternoon

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Shirtsleeve, blue-sky afternoon in January. Outside Teach Basil a male and female siskin feeding on an alder tree

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Very wet crowd at City Hall in very dark mood. Serious abuse being shouted at cops. Had to cover the dog's ears

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Riot cops in full gear at front entrance and water cannon in streets off the back of City Hall

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No pasarán! Trevors decide letting headbangers once into City Hall meeting is enough. Ring of four-wheel steel

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...and accompanying story. What's the Ulster Scots for 'you couldn't make it up'?

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Willie Frazer, the gift that just keeps giving. Willie with tricolour hat (below right) at All-Ireland final 1972

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Here's a cracker from next week's Eye on the Past. West Belfast traffic jam, 1981-style. But where is this?

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No.7 on Media Blog's Top 20 Posts of 2012. Funny and worth a look http://themediablog.typepad.com/the-media-blog/

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Space, the final frontier. The most mental pic of 2012. My grab of BBC Ulster's opening credits for the Irish Open

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Diamond Crossroads, Ballyquillan/Aldergrove. The pup's a strong dog now. And yes, he's boggin' and I've bathed him
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Diamond Crossroads, Ballyquillan/Aldergrove. The pup's a strong dog now. And yes, he's boggin' and I've bathed him

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I got 'Co Antrim: A Topographical Dictionary' (1837) as a gift. Enchanting. I love the 2nd name of Ballymena

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Crossroads at Ballyginniff, McKenna's bar in background. They barbecue eels in summer and serve with soda bread

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The house in the woods. I'd do it up and move in, but I don't think the gang would give up the mod cons

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No, since you ask, I didn't leave the gate open – I always close them behind me

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Good shooting country up around Aldergrove, and you can always say you didn't see the sign

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I'm sure there's something really interesting up the path behind this fence, but I'm wary of farmers with shotguns

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