This is a post perfect for today. Why? Because I went away with a group of girlfriends for one night, and we may have had a fantastic night, perhaps a little too fantastic, and I just may be feeling a little tired. I may be feeling uninspired, and I may be wondering what time would it be okay to go to bed?
So I got tagged by fellow Irish blogger, ‘Put the kettle on’ to do an A to Z post. This is a great way of getting to know more about fellow bloggers. However for me it’s a little difficult, due to the fact that this is a personal blog, and most of you know more about me than I do!
So maybe use this as a check list..
Did you know?
A. I’m Always right, and I really dislike it if I am wrong. I will deny being wrong to my death.
B. I have two Brothers. One who is a vet the other who is involved in electronics, and no one in our family has a clue what exactly he does, although I think I do (and remember I’m always right).
C. I live in Co Cork, abeautiful part of Ireland. Where I live is a small village with everything you could want from town to beach close at hand.
D. Ah this is easy. I’m a Dub. I was born and reared in Dublin. No matter how long I will live in beautiful Cork, my heart will always tell me I’m a Dub and proud.
E. One of my favourite words is ‘Eejit’. I use it when someone has completely annoyed me, but it is also my affectionate word of choice for my OH, “you’re some eejit”
F. This is for my two groups of Friends, they know who they are, who mean the world to me. We have more fun than most people I know.
G. Is for my Godchild who recently became a godmother herself, as ‘the small girl at the top of the slide’ had a beautiful baby boy.
H. Maybe I never grew up, but all these years later, despite rearing four children, I still believe Homework to be the greatest waste of time. All those hours in my life I can never get back. I am seriously allergic to it.
I. I love you. Three words which I say regularly to those I care for deeply, my Oh and my four kids. Unless of course I’ve a few drinks, after which I may also say them with deep feeling to my dog.
J. The first letter of the first name of my only bridesmaid, Jeannine. A friend I made early in my nursing training, who now lives in America. Someone who was there for me during one of the most difficult times of my life, as I watched my dad suffer with Motor neurone disease. I lost him six weeks before my finals, and my friend was there for me every step of the way. She is someone who will always be dear to me, regardless of distance.
K. Nothing coming to me here, except Krap, or Kool, or Kerry!
L. Last night was a great night. We travelled to West Cork and lived it up. We may have had Prosecco and lost track of time, deciding to have another before getting ready to go out, only to discover we were already late for our booking. West Cork time is very deceiving.
M. Most of what I write is not thought out in advance. I just sit down, open my laptop and decide there and then what I’ll write. Sometimes it might be better to think a bit first, but you who read are always kind!
N. Yes you all know I was a Nurse but I’m not sure if you know I fainted almost daily for the first nine weeks. In the end the ward sister placed chairs about the ward corridor for me to sit on to try to break the habit. It was a big hospital, but the word spread and one day in the lunch queue I heard a fecker of a student doctor saying “Better get her her lunch quick she could faint at any moment”.
O. The name of my oldest friend, who I am back in contact with online thanks to facebook. Orla and I were childhood pals and she introduced me to swimming. A sport I am passionate about to this day.
P. My biggest ambition is no secret I’m sure, one day, some day, I want to be a Published author. That means I need to sit down and write serioulsy. I keep saying I will, but now I believe I am, but don’t hold your breath.
Q. This is a ridiculous letter and I’ve no good story about a Queue or a Queen.
R. I hear every day mothers and others say they didn’t sleep last night. My mum had a saying ‘A Rest is as good as a sleep’. I have always found it a very soothing thought on sleepless nights. Try it.
S. Reminds me of the Swimmer, who should have medalled at the Olympic games, but instead blew his chances by bringing my case and others to the attention of the authorities, and eventually the media. There are only a handful of people in the world like him. I owe him a massive debt (and an olympic medal!)
T. One mad day my buddy and I headed off to get a Tattoo, each. Many years later I still love my tattoo, and laugh at the memory of that day.
U. Another ridiculous letter. I never went to University, but if I did have a chance to go now, I’d do a writing course of a course in psychology.
V. Nope no chance of anything coming to me on this one, Very bad.
W. If I had one Wish it would be to watch my children grow old (and remain in good health, and to see them happy, to have grandchildren and yes for himself to grow old right along side me).
X. The last time I had an X ray was over thirty years ago. I had just had my most succesful year swimming and then one morning in the pool my lung collapsed. I was not allowed return to full training for one year. When I did, the following September, I worked very hard to get back on the Irish team. I was selected depending on the results of a medical. The consultant failed me, saying he couldn’t guarantee the air bubbles on my lungs would not burst on a flight. I was gutted. I argued and pleaded explaining how hard I’d worked, and what it meant. The result was he looked a little harder at my X Rays and changed his mind.
Y. Yer man, the fella I fell for, and I will be married twenty five years this year. (I was a child bride I hasten to add)
Z. I have zero tolerance for a lot of things, and I am not a great person for hiding my feelings.
So there you have it. Now you know even more unnecessary things about me. I tag… well anyone who would like to do an A to Z. It’s a bit of craic and I’ve enjoyed reading them in other blogs.
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