“Wow, well done on your column,” some say. “Thank you,” I reply a little mortified. “I didn’t know you were a journalist,” others say. “Oh I’m not,” I reply even more mortified. “What do you write about?” they say. “Nothing amazing, just a comment on my life I suppose,” I reply, definitely more mortified than … More The reality of writing a weekly column in a newspaper.
Would you like to read something a little different to what I usually write? It’s a piece I entered in a competition. Last year I had promised myself I’d enter more writing competitions for a couple of reasons. I hoped it would force me to finish fully the many stories I write and to pressure … More I won a writing prize!
Here we go again, it’s that time of year when I recap on my blogging year past and make sure you haven’t missed anything amazing! As part of my blog buddy’s linky over on Where wishes come from, here is my 16 from 16 (Don’t tell anyone but I couldn’t think of 16 and skipped … More 16 from 16
Just a very quick note to wish you all a very happy Christmas, holiday’s or whatever the next few days mean to you in your world. Here in Ireland we go a little crazy and the Christmas day celebrations extend well into the New Year. Tonight I can at last relax and enjoy the season. … More Happy Christmas/Holidays
This weeks article in The Examiner’s Feelgood supplement…and yes it’s a true story! Help! It’s that time of year when the world goes shopping mad. Sadly, in order to receive presents myself I must shop for others, including my children who demand more than a gift voucher. As I moan daily they advise me to, … More There I am in the paper #8
There is a health alert with this post… Stand well back as I’m on a rant! When I was young I imagined grown ups were intelligent and wise. Then I grew up and saw that some were and unfortunately others weren’t. Yesterday I received an email from someone who definitely falls into the latter category … More Dear Ms PR who reads my blog…
In case you’ve not been sleeping waiting for my article in last weeks paper here it is. As there is no link available online I’ll share it here the wordpress way. I am a shopping failure. I arrive at aisle one determined to be disciplined, I will only choose what I need, but alas something … More There I am in the paper #7
Here’s my latest article in the Examiner’s Feelgood supplement. It’s funny how some readers enjoy one and others another. Each week people text or meet me saying, “Oh I really enjoyed your piece last week,” or ” I read the one about… and I think it was the best yet.” While I’m still not exactly … More There I am in the paper #6
So here we go with number three among the five favourite posts I’ve ever written. When you read it you will understand why I say this is not an actual favourite as it’s content was difficult to share, however it marked a new beginning for me. Prior to writing this I’d only ever told one … More My favourites #3 Silence is the greatest enabler of abuse.
Today is number 2 in my five favourite posts I’ve written. It proves beyond all reasonable doubt that I am indeed the greatest mother ever. My kids are lucky to have a mother like me. Do you remember all the wonderful things your mother taught you? No I thought not, neither do I. However as … More Favourites #2 My kids are lucky to have a mother like me.