About Me

Hi there,

Thank you for visiting “My Thoughts On A Page.”

My name is Tric Kearney and I’m a stay at home mum of four from Ireland, married to ‘yer man’ for three decades.

The births of my children says a lot about my journey through life and 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 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 30 years ago, but inside I am bold, rebellious and a non conformer! 

I love life and all it brings and am fascinated by people, how they think, act and look. I have a passion for writing having kept a private diary for the past 30 years, from the sad, 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, in my life to date.

Now I’ve gone digital and public!

I began this blog in January 2013 and it has shared many of the highs and lows in my life since. One of my greatest highs was winning ‘Best writer’ at the Irish Parenting Blog Awards, and also ‘Best Personal Blog’, but I’ve also won prizes in Ink Tears Flash Fiction and Liberties Flash Fiction as well as having written a story for the anthology ‘A little book of love.’

In 2016 I was invited to write a column in The Examiner, an Irish national newspaper. It is a weekly humorous piece in the Feelgood supplement called ‘It’s My Life.’ 

More recently I’ve decided to take my work to the next level and have begun to write my first book.

If you are new to my blog, you may not know ‘Daniel’s story’.

Danny was my friends 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 find those words, and Daniel remains a part of my blog.

That just about sums me up to date.  Thank you for checking me out and I hope you enjoy reading “My Thoughts On A Page.”

Tric

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168 thoughts on “About Me

    1. O wow. I’m thrilled. Thank you. In Irish we say “Go raibh mile maith agat” ( a thousand thank you’s).
      I have googled iambic pentameter but think I’ll do it my normal way!! Thank you again. I’m off out and will celebrate well.

  1. I have nominated you for the Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award. The post will be up about 9 or 10 a.m. on Monday. You don’t have to feel obligated, but I hope you’ll pass it on!

        1. Ah, but to do so in an orderly manner..that’s the problem! By the way, one of the girls asked me if I was going to make one of my characters Irish..I told her that 1.) Naturally and 2.) I was hoping to lean on you if I needed some info on speech. Can you help an old lady out when she needs it?

    1. You are too kind. Thanks a million. I have just finished an awards post so I will store it for a bit but thank you so much. I really appreciate you reading and awarding my posts. Thanks again.

    1. Thanks a million. I commented on your post. You are too kind and I really appreciate it. I will happily accept your kind reward, but it may be a bit of time before I acknowledge it. I hope you don’t mind.

  2. Hi Tric,
    Thanks for your visits today and I enjoyed reading about you, too! I have also been married for almost 25 years, happily, and have 2 children, 18 & 21. So, we have that in common! 🙂 My blog started after my son, the youngest, nudged me into “going public” with my poetry and it’s been a fun ride with much learning! I’m going to look around your blog now, so take care! Lauren 🙂

    1. You have been very busy on my blog. Great to see you. I love when I get the time to surf wordpress. It brings me to blogs like yours and others that resonate with us for whatever reason. Somehow I think we will stay in touch!

      1. Well, I’m following you now because I’ve enjoyed your writing. It’s honest, filled with humor and family; which is what I can relate to! It’s so nice to meet you, Tric, and I’m glad you visited me, so I could visit you! 🙂

    1. Oh great. I was tripping around last night and read your post on grief and then I saw your Irish fixation so of course I had to read more and I too liked what I read.:)

  3. I’ve just found you, and am so happy to have met. I would love to visit Ireland someday as it is my ancestral grounds. My paternal side originate from Ireland. Elliott was my maiden name. Look forward to reading more.

    1. Great to meet you. Delighted to see you calling and hope you enjoy my future posts. Ireland is a great spot alright but then I am bias. 🙂

    1. Hi. Great to have you visit. I only just discovered the long list of nominees. I was over visiting your blog also. It is lovely to read other Irish blogs.

  4. I so enjoy getting to read your blog posts and seeing you appear in my Reader. Each and every day the writing community here at WordPress is an inspiration to me. I have nominated you for the very fun Super Blog Award! You can find the link below to claim your award. Thank you for being part of my WordPress life and I am looking forward to all the writing we will all share in the future! 🙂

    http://ourgrainofsand.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/the-super-sweet-blog-award/

    1. Thanks a million. You are very good to consider me. I really appreciate it. I owe so many for so many awards but I still love to know I am nominated!
      I am glad I found you on wordpress as I love your writing. I have yet to buy your book. When things settle down over the next few days I will do just that. I will let you know when I am reading.

  5. Your comment “Poxy Rain” got me glad to have found you – might just post my Ode to an Irish Summer for the hell of it I’ll have at least one out there in the” Blogosphere” who will understand what I am on about??

    Chris.

    1. Ha ha. Poxy is one of those words that is a a dead giveaway for “Irish blogger!”. Thank you for checking me out. I will be stopping by yours soon so have the kettle on!

    1. Thank you so much. I’m afraid I am so far behind on award posts I have decided to give up. I have written a post tonight about it.
      I am really grateful for the nominations. Thank you.

    1. And I yours. I love this about wordpress, discovering new blogs I enjoy, and being able to follow and read them regularly.
      I only follow blogs I really enjoy so don’t be a bit “humbled” we are equals here.

  6. Hi Tric,

    Nice to meet another Irish mummy who likes to blog. I’ve just started and I’m finding it a little strange. I feel like I’m taking the plunge every time I publish something… I want to be honest in my blog, yet not too personal.
    I’ve really enjoyed your blog so far.
    I don’t believe you’re not busy all day with two kids! I only have two and I find it tough!

    Olivia

    1. Yes I was delighted to “meet” you too. I’m blogging nine months now but never wrote anything at all before. I’m really enjoying it. It took me some time to get my head around it as I had no idea what a blog even was up to January.
      As for busy, my two remaining “little ones” are 16 and eleven so compared to the days when I had eight under seven (not all mine but a long story) this is more than manageable! I’m on twitter @trickearney if your on it.

      1. Only nine months? You’ve done so well. You must have a natural flair and they say you can’t teach talent! I have written academically and still find myself trying to be ‘wordy’ when it’s not needed. I need to loosen up a bit.
        I’m going to scour your posts for your motherly wisdom.. My two are are going through a bold phase (hopefully just a phase!)
        I’ll check you out on twitter too.
        Look forward to your next post.
        Olivia ;0)

  7. “But inside I am bold, rebellious and a non conformer!”

    Well, from one non-conforming mother to another, I’m glad to have met you. Looking forward to reading your blog,

    Casey

      1. 🙂

        I wrote a comment with a few links on it and it may be stuck in your spam folder, I’m not sure, but if it did, you’ll find my comment regarding your December 13th post.

        I hope you’ll find a little comfort in it.

        Warmly,

        Casey

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  9. Happy New Year, Tric….love your thoughts on a page!
    My grandfather was an ” O’Falin “….and he used to tell me stories of Ireland.
    He said it was the most beautiful, green place in the whole wide world.
    One day, I hope to wander over and see it for myself!

    1. Happy New year to you too. Sorry I’m so late getting back to you as I was away yesterday.
      Sadly the reason this beautiful country of mine is so green is because we get a mega amount of rain!
      Even so I’d recommend a trip to anyone. We do enjoy ourselves here and hope you would too.
      O Falin would not be a very common name here. Do you know what part your grandfather came from?

  10. Have just discovered your wonderful blog, although I must admit the tears have been rolling down my checks as I read about your young friend – my heart goes out to his family and friends.

    1. Thank you so much Mairéad. His loss was enormous and a terrible shock. Writing about it has helped in some small measure. It has been a sad year but keep reading there’s plenty humour here too!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. I really appreciate it.

  11. Hi Tric,
    I just nominated your blog for a Sunshine Award. Sunshine Awards are given to blogs who help bring joy to the world…and I think your blog does just that!
    To view your nomination and find out how the Sunshine Award works, check it out here: http://angelsbark.wordpress.com
    Congrats! Can’t wait to see what My Thoughts On a Page brings to 2014!

    michele

    1. Thanks so much for your kind thought. I am sorry but I decided last year to no longer take awards, not because I don’t love or appreciate being awarded but I found doing the required post difficult as it was quite time consuming. Instead I do a regular post called “Freshly Impressed” where I highlight posts of bloggers I’ve enjoyed. It’s my way of giving back. Thank you again and I hope you are not insulted.

      1. Not insulted at all. I understand as it took me several hours to make my choices, write a blurb about each, format my post, notify my nominees… So I get it. Must mean you’ve received a lot of accolades. I was thrilled because I’m new to blogging and this process has helped me connect with other bloggers. I really like your blog and your concepts. Thanks for accepting the nominee request in the spirit in which it was given.

        1. Yes I too loved these awards as they showed you someone read your blog and liked it. Well done on doing the post as they are so not easy. Will be over to check it out on your blog. Thanks again.

    1. Thanks a million for thinking of me. I have stopped doing awards, I do my “freshly Impressed” post instead, but it is always flattering to be thought of. Thank you so much.

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