On my kitchen table sit this bunch of flowers. They may seem ordinary to you, pretty but nothing special, that’s because you are not me. Freesia have a special meaning to me and will forever be ‘our’ flowers, mine and my dads. Happy Birthday Dad. Today I cannot pick up the phone and call you,… More Because I cannot call you
So as I vaguely hinted in my title I’ve got some good and bad news. The good news is that My Thoughts On A Page has been shortlisted in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards. It would be a lie if I were to say I’m not delighted. The final chosen few will be notified in… More Good and Bad news.
This night twenty six years ago I was a young girl, more than a little nervous of walking down the aisle in less than twenty four hours. I dreaded the fuss and the attention. I worried I’d cry for my Dad and I hoped the day would go okay. The one thing I didn’t do… More Twenty six years later.
Does Religion matter? Are you a happier person because you believe there is another life waiting, or because you believe this is the only chance you are getting? I’m not one for religion or an after life with Jesus or whoever, but every now and then I can appreciate what it is for others to… More Believe it or not?
My youngest daughter is quite a deep thinker. She often asks questions, which stop me in my tracks. Answering them sometimes means asking myself even more questions. The other day she asked, “Would you change anything you did in your life?” Initially I smiled and flippantly said, “Oh course not, if I did I may… More What would you change?
As minutes, hours and days go by we barely notice life changing, until one day we see a child of ours and we are winded. It can seem as if over night the years passed us by and in that moment we see our little ones as others do, no longer as little as we… More Is there light at the end of the parenting tunnel?
Next week I will pack my youngest into the car,and we will drive off to Dublin, to stay with my mum for a few days. Even though I left Dublin over twenty five years ago to live 200 km away in Cork, with my new husband and subsequent four children, I still say as I leave… More The place I call home.
Good luck Europe! No there is no big sporting competition on you’ve not heard about, nor am I commenting on Brexit or ISIS. What I am referring to is the fact that today two of my children left home, backpacks loaded, for a week travelling Europe together. To say their travel plans are ambitious would… More The ties that bind.
So I met the yank Beth from ‘I didn’t have my glasses on’ and I know you are all waiting with bated breath to see how it went? Was she a crazy stalker? Was she in fact a he, as my children suggested? Was she anything like I imagined? Sadly for those of you who… More I made it out alive!
Do you have children? Do you often find yourself telling them one thing while doing another? (If not don’t read on because I don’t think you and I will get on). You see for years now I’ve been warning my gang about the dangers of the internet…don’t give away personal details, don’t ‘talk’ to people… More Do as I say, not as I do.