Thanks a million for visiting my blog.
I am a stay at home mum from Ireland, with four children and amazingly enough I’ve managed to stay married for a long time. We have 4 children at all levels of education. The births of my children say a lot about my journey through life, how I have evolved as a person.
My first child was induced and I shouted for and was given, every drug possible, culminating in an epidural. My fourth child was born at home in a pool, relatively quietly, with a paracetamol taken a few hours afterwards for a headache! I am a calmer, wiser, more mature person than 20 years ago.
But inside I am bold, rebellious and a non conformer!
I have a passion for writing, among other things. I love life and all it brings and am fascinated by people, how they think, act, look.
I have been keeping a private diary for the past 30 years. It covered my life from the sad and very lonely days immediately after my Dad died, through my engagement, marriage, birth of my children (not conception) and all the other events of note or not. Now I’ve gone digital and public!
I write what I think and prefer to do so with humour although I may sometimes write something profound!
I began this blog in January 2013 and it’s shared many of the highs and lows in my life since. One of the greatest highs was without doubt, winning ‘Best writer’ at the Irish Parenting Blog Awards, and also ‘Best Personal Blog’. It was a night I’ll not easily forget.
If you are new to my blog you may not know ‘Daniel’s story’. Danny was my friends lovely fit, handsome, cheeky thirteen year old, when out of the blue he was diagnosed with leukemia. Ten months and a bone marrow transplant later we lost him in November 2013. There have been times since when I could find no words to write how I feel. However this blog has helped me to find those words, and writing continues to help me through. Daniel remains a part of my blog.
In September last year I was invited to write a column in the Irish National Newspaper The Examiner. It is a weekly humourous piece in the Feelgood supplement, called It’s My Life. Maybe that means I’m now a ‘real’ writer?
That just about sums me up to date. Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy “My Thoughts On A Page”