Dia duit! Commiserations on Ireland not making it through....you know us English, if we hadn't got through & you guys had, we'd all be getting behind you & suddenly rediscovering our Irish roots (existant or non-existant!) Tis a very tough group indeed. I hope they do well, but I think its defo the host Brazil to win, or else Argy. I however will be rooting for Italy.......as that's who I picked in the work sweep stake I've got 50p riding on them haha! So do you write, or are you just talking about general waffling? If so what do you write? And yes defo read Rose Madder again, I have recently just re-read after 5 years, and the first few pages still made me feel like I was going to throw up. Very powerful. Mr Mercedes is waiting for me at Xmas time, and hopefully Revival too....if I've been good!