The Leprachaun

The thought of artis­tic inher­i­tance goes way back in our fam­i­ly. My great-grand­­fa­ther Thomas Fitz­patrick ran and illus­trat­ed a pub­li­ca­tion called “The Lep­ra­caun Car­toon Month­ly”. For the pub­li­ca­tion of the book “Thomas Fitz­patrick and ‘The Lep­ra­caun Car­toon Month­ly’, 1905–1915” the authors asked Dad and I to get involved. For this, Dad wrote the intro­duc­tion and […]


Orig­i­nal Post from 2011 When work­ing with new teams it should be assumed that par­tic­i­pants have lit­tle or no expe­ri­ence with project man­age­ment and task del­e­ga­tion with­in a team envi­ron­ment. A brief intro­duc­tion to agile and scrum sys­tems is ben­e­fi­cial. Each of the new teams takes time to famil­iarise them­selves with their final con­cept and […]

Enjoying Film.

It was a cold wet Jan­u­ary in Ourense, Spain, but it was still absolute­ly beau­ti­ful. It nev­er seems to get that cold but boy did it rain. And rain. And rain. Non­stop for days. Wan­der­ing around the town with an umbrel­la was nice. The rain was warm, the mood was good and the atmos­phere in […]

Orense, Spain

Head­ing home After a much need­ed break from work and life back at home it was time to go home. While giv­ing Estrel­la some time to say Adios to her Famil­ia, I took anoth­er oppor­tu­ni­ty to wan­der around the train sta­tion and get a few more pix.  Just back from a few amaz­ing days in […]

Kids & the Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM EX lens

Sev­en. For me this is about the time you want to let your kids know that they have com­plete con­trol over how they look in pho­tos. They can always feel awk­ward, shy, uncom­fort­able, But they can make it look they way they want. Con­fi­dence is an illu­sion.  On anoth­er point pure­ly tech­ni­cal and pho­to­graph­ic. I […]

A grand day out

The thought of going on a road trip with your sev­en year old kid, where there is just the two of you is amaz­ing. No dis­trac­tions. Lots of chat and an vain attempt at get­ting lost on this very small Island. End­ed up vis­it­ing the folks.