About Me

allihies long viewHi there,

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!ย 

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. ย Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy “My Thoughts On A Page”

Tric

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166 thoughts on “About Me

    1. Thanks so much for nominating me. I don’t do awards any more as they are very time consuming, instead I do my freshly impressed post to try to give something back to bloggers. I hope you don’t mind but I really appreciate the nomination. It is always nice to be considered.

      1. I so get it! I don’t mind that you don’t “do” them at all. But, feel free to put it on your blog if you want. The awards are nice to receive but a lot of work…which is why it’s taken me 2 weeks or more to post this. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. Hi there Tric, really nice to meet you. Just back from the allotment and trust you have had a good day too. Thank you for the follow really appreciated and if you have any requests or suggestions just let me know. Where a bouts in Ireland are you based? – west by the looks of the image. MM ๐Ÿ€

    1. I’m actually in Cork too, although the picture is of my favourite place on earth, Allihies, in West Cork. I’m a Dub by birth but here a long time.

    1. Thanks a million for the consideration. I have stopped doing these award posts as they are really hard work. Instead I do a post called “freshly impressed” in which i highlight blog posts I enjoyed.
      This reminds me I should try to organise myself as it’s been a while since I did it.
      Thanks again Dan and congrats on your nomination.

  2. Though I hail from New York, you and I have some things in common. I was induced with my first child and I calmed down by the second. Accumulated years add to the calm don’t they ๐Ÿ™‚ I too, have dear friends who lost their son, he was seven-years-old. But I came to know these dear people shortly after the death of their son… often times there are no words only embraces…
    Ireland looks completely gorgeous and green. You’re supremely blessed to enjoy the vistas you have – like treasures.
    Oh yes, one other area we have in common, I have a rebellious streak as well. I call her, my inner tomboy.
    Nice meeting you. Lovely blog.
    AnnMarie

      1. Hi there –
        so nice to meet you in person – yes, we do have many things in common, the world is a small quirky place!
        Thank you ever so much for stopping my my little blog home too ๐Ÿ™‚
        AnnMarie

    1. Thanks so much for nominating me for this award. I really appreciate it. I don’t accept awards because I find it so hard to get the time to do the acceptance and nominations. However I really do appreciate you nominating me, and I am very flattered. Thanks a million.

  3. Even though I’m miles away, it always makes me feel at home when I read these blogs Tric xx

    Miss you lots

    1. Ah Ciara. Some night I will do a little post just for you. xxxx I am so glad you went as when you have finished your travels nothing will have changed here.
      Enjoy these precious days, they will be fantastic to look back on in years to come.
      Mind yourself. xxx

  4. I appreciate you and your blog, and have nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award. It’s an easy one and I hope you’ll take time to complete it. I’d really be interested in learning 7 new facts about you and I think the rest of the blogosphere would too! Check out my most recent post for the rules and the award for you to copy and put on your site.

    1. Thank you so much for your thinking of my blog for this award. I really appreciate it.
      I have stopped actually accepting these awards as it takes quite some time to acknowledge, as you have done, all the blogs I wish to nominate.
      However I do enjoy reading the posts of those who respond to this one, so I might very well go ahead and answer those questions.
      I hope you don’t mind, and once again, thanks a million for thinking of me. I am thrilled.

  5. No problem. I fully understand. I told the gal that nominated me that although I appreciated being nominated, it was way too time consuming for me. I won’t be doing many more of these. I’d rather be sewing! LOL

  6. Hi there! Thought I’d check out your blog and follow ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve seen you post many times back on the Meet and Greet, so about time I said ‘hello’ !

    1. Life indeed has a lot to teach, and I’ve learned I have still an awful lot to learn. I’m glad to meetu (couldn’t resist, bet your sick of that one!)

  7. Thank you, for taking time to look and comment on my post. I realy appreciate your input on my cover choice. You have an entertaining site and I think you xhould write that first book. Publishing on KDP.(Kindle Direct Publishing) is relatively easy. All the information is on the first page.
    http://www.amazon.kdp.com

  8. Wow you have been keeping a diary since 30 years and counting…. How awesome. I loved your writing style, pretty bold and humorous… I wonder if I could ever write like this… Would love to read more of your writing for now… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep writing dear ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for the nomination. I no longer do the awards as the post takes so long as I’m sure you can testify to. However to be nominated is wonderful and I thank you so much.

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