Six days out and a mountain to climb


Over the last few days we have worked with Mary’s Meals to identify a second school without basic facilities in one of the most deprived areas of the world.  We have confirmed St Josephs’ Primary School in Kasungu, Malawi (the 17th poorest country in the world), which has a roll of 746 pupils and no facilities to provide food, meaning many children have to work to feed themselves instead of being educated.

The necessary permissions have been confirmed, and Mary’s Meals can send resources there as soon as money is available.  If we are successful, St Joseph’s will get a brick-built kitchen which will double as a classroom with stoves, pots, utensils, spoons and mugs.  As a result, kids will attend school to get what on many occasions will be their only meal of the day.  They will also get an education and better chances in later life.

The cost of the kitchen is £7000.  We are only six days out from CQteN so we shouldn’t expect miracles but we’ll be here until the job is done.

Construction is underway at our first school at the Kholoni Primary School in Mchinji, Malawi, which has a school roll of 1221 children.

We have a donations page for CQN Mary’s Meals’ projects, if you would like to help out, you can do so here.

Seville, The Celtic Movement, launches this month.

“There were 10 in our party and collecting the tickets took priority. Once we had them we could afford time to eat, but what? Several restaurants were sold out but we eventually found a café with frozen chips and a meat-based slab of something or other. No choices. No beer, wine or cola either, it was diluting orange juice or water. An entire city was pretty much emptied of food and drink.”

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  1. Etims



    T’bull Hutton “How could I support the rule book being ripped up for Rangers? I stood on steps of Hampden & told it like it bloody well was”



    Turnbull ‘You put your head above the parapet & you’re all over the bloody internet. I became Turnbull The Tim, which I found quite amusing”



    Turnbull “But pro-Celtic – or anti-Rangers – had nothing to do with me taking the stand I did.”



    Turnbull “‘I got some charming personal emails. One said: I hope you die of cancer & The only slow lingering death I want is yours, Hutton”.



    Turnbull ‘You’ve got to stand up for what you believe in & I’d do it all again. Everything that’s happened since suggests my view was right”

  2. Etims



    Turnull “There’s still a hangover from that episode with Sandy Jardine mouthing off about boycotts & stuff like: “We won’t forget”.



    Turnbull ‘I don’t know if we are still on a boycott list”. :-))))) Turnbull is a Legend

  3. Kilbowie Kelt will vote YES on

    The previous thread was like a throwback to the best days of Paul’s site. Some really well written thoughts about men who are the very heart of Celtic.


    Sadly we now get days when the emphasis is on negative criticism of one another & of our club. I am not stupid enough to exclude myself from this turn of events, although I make a point of never denigrating any person playing or working for Celtic. THEY are my family.


    I will thank today’s contributors without naming them, lest I omit any equally worthy candidates.



    Spent a while yesterday afternoon in the company of Old Tim (the ‘capo di tutti capi’ of the CQN social scene), An Tearmann, Blantyre Tim & Richie,… a great pleasure only enhanced by a fleeting visit from the Minx.


    Thanks to all of you.


    I will try to do it more often from now on, Old Tim. :¬))

  4. Etims



    Regarding Turnbull Hutton, he’s not some corner shop operator. He’s Harvard University-educated and former head of United Distillers.





    Blessed by good company,old bean.



    Perhaps you might like to bless us with good company on May 10th?



    It would be a delight to meet you.

  6. Kilbowie Kelt will vote YES on




    I will make every effort to be with you.


    Where do you intend to create this mayhem ?





    Are you out to play on the tenth?



    I think I gave TBM a bad mail. Good one yesterday though.



    Need a stash for Cheltenham!

  8. St Patricks Day Help….


    Looking to go up to Glasgow in the morning/afternoon on the 17th, any decent pubs in the city centre which will have a bit of Irish Music on?


    Thanks in advance








    That will depend on the post-split fixtures,bud.



    Last time I tried to be all things to all men.



    Not a good idea,too much walking!



    One venue,fall down,home.



    Much better idea. Except for those of us overnighting with THE HAPPY DRAMMER.





    The Rosevale?



    Kidding,bud. The whole world will be celebrating-apart from two little areas of bone of our bone.



    I hope-and trust-that you have a great time.

  11. GourockEmeraldBhoy on




    14:42 on 8 March, 2014


    St Patricks Day Help….


    Looking to go up to Glasgow in the morning/afternoon on the 17th, any decent pubs in the city centre which will have a bit of Irish Music on?


    Thanks in advance






    Sure somebody posted about a pub in st Vincent street starting midday with Irish bands on, can’t remember who or where sorry




  12. CQN Saturday Naps Competition



    Lads, for those who are in the CQN Saturday Naps competition, please go back and post today’s selection at the end of the article :



    “1200 hungry weans, ill-conceived Act”



    All the best, fleagle1888

  13. BMCUW



    yes deal me in for the 10th



    will speak to TBM to see if he will be still in this part of the world.



    Hail Hail

  14. Great article Paul67,



    Keep Luke’n @ the Widows Offering. It is essential teaching in this day and age.



    Great Stuff yesterday also by BRTH about VOD, it is a logical progression ~~~~~. I have cut all ties with Amazon, unsubscribed a couple of times, after a period they still bombard me with emails… ?



    I’ve still not got back into my important email account, still waiting for the brilliant nutter FFM to send me headers, Microsoft are Evil when it comes to insignificant people like moi and I know it is why people like FFM dinnae check their emails regularly, nothing to do with paranoia but a solitary stance against the Evil that is surrounding us.



    Be Blissfully Happy



    Computer comes out as the same as the Reverend and Gerry Adams (16 roads speaks the Truth about decommissioning).



    I have banged on about the Americans having Guns, I wullnae ever again, especially after the Paisley Adams link that is incredibly profound.



    The controllers have it just about all sown up.




  15. jinkyredstar cuts it back for Neil Lennon on



    Wee subway to Hillhead and nip into Jinty McGinty ‘s in Ashton Lane- all day fest

  16. jinkyredstar cuts it back for Neil Lennon on

    Sorry Jude – St Patricks day – there will be live music in Jinty’s to-day however

  17. The Token Tim on

    Kilbowie Kelt,



    have to admit that i thoroughly enjoyed the blog last night. Was more like old times.






  18. Morrissey the 23rd Viva Resolution 12! on

    St Patricks Day Celebration



    When……Monday 17th March From Midday


    Where…..Boutique,142b St Vincent Street.


    Who……. Billy No’Well,Claymore,Martin Hutchison plus others.





    Tickets on sale at:






    Ticket Scotland.



    Contact me.



    I can bring tickets to CQten is anyone wants me to?

  19. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on




    Ok. Big festival in Coatbridge for 5 daze!!! Some good stuff also on in St Patricks church next Sunday at 7.30.

  20. Paul, great news. A kitchen come classroom. Is that where they teach them how to cook the books?



    Coat, hat, etc.

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