Here is my column from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Sadly this week I will have one reader less, as an amazing mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many, Sheila Courtney, passed away all too suddenly on Monday. Sheila was well known in this house by our children as ‘Nana Courtney’ despite not being a … More There I am in the paper #66
In between going to the beach, barbecuing, lying down in a dark room and melting, I’ve continued to write my weekly column, It’s My Life, for the Examiner’s Feelgood. I know ‘yer man’ is always popular, so here’s one mostly about him… and a lawnmower. You’ve got to love summertime, waking each morning hoping it … More There I am in the paper #65
I’m melting here in Ireland. We are now on our second burst of glorious weather and my poor blog is suffering from neglect, although I am still writing. So, a little late, here’s one of my columns from the Feelgood in the Irish Examiner from a couple of weeks ago. Last week, in the honeymoon … More There I am in the paper #64
I’m in Dublin for a few days. Today, Mum and I went for a drive, traveling through Enniskerry and continuing on to the Sally Gap. Along the way we stopped to enjoy the magnificent views of Lough Tae, or the Guinness Lake as it is also known. As we continued our journey there were moments of … More Memory Lane.
Earlier today I put up a post for my dad, who I miss dearly. However, lucky me, as I do have another father in my life… yer man, the father of my children. We’ve stuck together through thick and thin. Some may believe he got the worse bargain, but I still stand by this post … More To yer man… Happy Father’s Day.
Today, I remember my Dad. But then again I remember him every day. He was there for my wonderful childhood and stroppy, difficult teenage years, but gone before I got the chance to show him who I’d become. Dad was stolen from our lives by neurone disease over thirty years ago. Not only did my … More Remembering the only gift my dad ever gave my children.
Here you go, my latest column from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Remember the one about the hell that is teaching your child to drive. Well, here’s the one about the driving test. A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to relive what it was like for men years ago, as they paced outside … More There I am in the paper #63
I’ve been missing in action. A lot has been going on here and sometimes something’s got to give. Unfortunately it was blogging. However I thought I’d pop by and let you know I’m alive, but only just, because believe it or not for two weeks we’ve had ridiculously hot weather. Yes it’s been roasting for … More News Flash. Heatwave hits Ireland.
Another of my ‘It’s my life’ column from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Do I hold grudges? Certainly not. At least that’s what I thought about myself. However, recently my children pointed out, that they don’t believe I’m the person I imagine myself to be. Really? ‘Mum, there are not enough bullets for the number of … More There I am in the paper #62
Does it get any easier? I thought as the years would pass I’d get used to the changes that parenting brings. It would appear that I was wrong. It’s that time of year when one of my clann decides to flap their wings and move away for the Summer. Tonight as I type I hear … More Parenting… it’s a tough gig.