I’m sick. It’s a seasonal illness I have and it’s fairly contagious as far as I can see. It’s Christmas Fever. Symptoms vary but include, twitching, lots of sighing, a feeling of panic, a worrying loss of short term memory leading to walking into shops and not knowing what I wanted, sleepless nights, crazy dreams … More What is your one Christmas wish?
This weeks article in The Examiner’s Feelgood supplement…and yes it’s a true story! Help! It’s that time of year when the world goes shopping mad. Sadly, in order to receive presents myself I must shop for others, including my children who demand more than a gift voucher. As I moan daily they advise me to, … More There I am in the paper #8
There is a health alert with this post… Stand well back as I’m on a rant! When I was young I imagined grown ups were intelligent and wise. Then I grew up and saw that some were and unfortunately others weren’t. Yesterday I received an email from someone who definitely falls into the latter category … More Dear Ms PR who reads my blog…
In case you’ve not been sleeping waiting for my article in last weeks paper here it is. As there is no link available online I’ll share it here the wordpress way. I am a shopping failure. I arrive at aisle one determined to be disciplined, I will only choose what I need, but alas something … More There I am in the paper #7
As November draws to a close it does so with a difficult final week. Tuesday November 29th is Daniel’s anniversary. Three years this year. He should be sixteen, pushing the teenage boundaries and beginning to blossom into the young man he would become. He should have beaten leukemia a childhood cancer with a very high … More For you my friend.
I feel like it’s been ages since I sat down to chat with you all. I know many of you probably think I’m busy beavering away writing my novel for NaNoWriMo, but alas I am not. I retired, bowed out, ran away or failed miserably,( use whichever you wish) at that writing challenge very early … More To write or not to write?
Here’s my latest article in the Examiner’s Feelgood supplement. It’s funny how some readers enjoy one and others another. Each week people text or meet me saying, “Oh I really enjoyed your piece last week,” or ” I read the one about… and I think it was the best yet.” While I’m still not exactly … More There I am in the paper #6
Here is number 4 in my list of five favourite posts I’ve written (inspired by Kate takes 5). This post was written at a time of great hope. My close friends son aged 13 had been in treatment for leukemia. After eight months intensive chemotherapy a bone marrow match was found. He had a chance. … More My favourites #4
So here we go with number three among the five favourite posts I’ve ever written. When you read it you will understand why I say this is not an actual favourite as it’s content was difficult to share, however it marked a new beginning for me. Prior to writing this I’d only ever told one … More My favourites #3 Silence is the greatest enabler of abuse.
Today is number 2 in my five favourite posts I’ve written. It proves beyond all reasonable doubt that I am indeed the greatest mother ever. My kids are lucky to have a mother like me. Do you remember all the wonderful things your mother taught you? No I thought not, neither do I. However as … More Favourites #2 My kids are lucky to have a mother like me.