“Wow, well done on your column,” some say. “Thank you,” I reply a little mortified. “I didn’t know you were a journalist,” others say. “Oh I’m not,” I reply even more mortified. “What do you write about?” they say. “Nothing amazing, just a comment on my life I suppose,” I reply, definitely more mortified than … More The reality of writing a weekly column in a newspaper.
Mother of the year…Not! Here is my latest column from the Irish Examiners Feelgood supplement. Most of us held our children as new-born babies and made solemn promises to be the best parents they could wish for. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered life gets in the way of that promise, but I like to think it’s the thought … More There I am in the paper #18
Here is a Valentines day post I first wrote three years ago remembering fondly the man who taught me what love meant… For you Dad.xx This morning I woke and as usual I paid very little attention to Valentines Day. However within minutes of getting up I was embarrassed into remembering it’s not just about … More Remembering my first true love.
In case you didn’t see it shared on Facebook here is my Valentine’s Day special edition piece in the Irish Examiners Feelgood. Yes himself features! “Are you doing anything for Valentines?” I couldn’t count the number of times I was asked that question in the past week. As my answer is “no,” does that mean I … More There I am in the paper #17
I look in the mirror and see lines and wrinkles. My birthday is fast approaching, which tells me I’m another year older. Yet as I type this I feel as young as I did in my twenties. However I am not the same person I was back then, nor am I the same mother. During … More One mother’s evolution…
Would you like to read something a little different to what I usually write? It’s a piece I entered in a competition. Last year I had promised myself I’d enter more writing competitions for a couple of reasons. I hoped it would force me to finish fully the many stories I write and to pressure … More I won a writing prize!
Ever get flat pack furniture? Who puts it together in your house? Here is our story. Names have been changed to protect anonymity! A new bed was purchased and duly arrived at the house in little and very large pieces, with a sheet of paper attached. Some were of the opinion the paper are surplus … More I can do it…Really?
I don’t think there are many among us who would be happy to be called, ‘mean’, as in ‘mean with money’? I have many generous friends and although I’m not quite in their league, I’d hope to be thought of as reasonably generous. Definitely not ‘mean’. So imagine my dismay when last week my children … More There I am in the paper #15. (Mean? Me?)
Do you play the Lotto? What would you do if you won a massive jackpot? During the week someone in Ireland won eighty eight million euro on the European Lottery. Imagine winning that much money? What would you spend it on? I’d like to think I’d give a sizable chunk to charity and the rest … More Money, money, money. What would you do?
Here is my latest article in The Examiner’s Feelgood supplement…When is a lie a lie? Last week, I happened to remark during a family chat, that my children were not very good at telling lies.”That’s because you are such a liar Mum.” they chorused. Really? That didn’t strike me as a very loving thought, a … More There I am in the paper #14