Sometimes something triggers a memory and it’s very difficult to put it behind you. Life goes on as normal, but all the while you are fighting an invisible battle to return from the past. It might be a newspaper article, something you watch, or read or maybe something as simple as a smell. So today, … More How do I keep my child safe from abuse?
Here is my article from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. It tells the tale of what happens when a Dublin girl meets a Cork/Kerry accent. Recently one of my children has spoken of the possibility of leaving home to work in Dublin. I was only a little younger than she is when I left to … More There I am in the paper #28 (take 2 I did it again!)
Here is my article from Fridays Examiner’s Feelgood. For those who are reading from overseas the gardai are what we call our police. Yes, spoiler alert, my criminal past is revealed! Unless you live under a stone you will be familiar with the talk of the gardai and questions about their maths? Well, I too … More There I am in the paper#26
Everyday we learn something new so for those of you who haven’t a clue what my title for this post means, it’s ‘slawn’. Irish for goodbye. Don’t sweat, I’m not packing up my laptop and moving on but I am taking a break for a few days. I’ve not been around a lot over the past … More Slán
“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.
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
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…
I feel like it’s been ages since I sat down to chat with you all. I know many of you probably think I’m busy beavering away writing my novel for NaNoWriMo, but alas I am not. I retired, bowed out, ran away or failed miserably,( use whichever you wish) at that writing challenge very early … More To write or not to write?
Here is number 4 in my list of five favourite posts I’ve written (inspired by Kate takes 5). This post was written at a time of great hope. My close friends son aged 13 had been in treatment for leukemia. After eight months intensive chemotherapy a bone marrow match was found. He had a chance. … More My favourites #4