My latest article for the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. I confess, I didn’t always appreciate my Mother. Mother’s Day is upon us. As a child, I remember being annoyed because we never celebrated ‘National Children’s day’. My parent’s comment, was always, “Every day is Children’s Day.” I disagreed quietly, because I’m brave like that, and argued … More There I am in the paper #21.
I’m back from a wonderful few days away, refreshed, with patience and rest fully topped up. As promised here is last weeks column from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood supplement. Fingers crossed you enjoy it. Hallelujah. It’s St Patrick’s Day or as I like to call it… My Birthday! Yes, believe it or not, I was … More There I am in the paper #20
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
A little late, here is my column from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. When myself and himself first began going out together, my mother often said, “When they made you they matched you.” This might sound like a lovely romantic comment, but alas my mum was usually saying it in exasperation over our rather laid … More There I am in the paper #19
“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.
Mother of the year…Not! Here is my latest column from the Irish Examiners Feelgood supplement. Most of us held our children as new-born babies and made solemn promises to be the best parents they could wish for. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered life gets in the way of that promise, but I like to think it’s the thought … More There I am in the paper #18
In case you didn’t see it shared on Facebook here is my Valentine’s Day special edition piece in the Irish Examiners Feelgood. Yes himself features! “Are you doing anything for Valentines?” I couldn’t count the number of times I was asked that question in the past week. As my answer is “no,” does that mean I … More There I am in the paper #17
Ever get flat pack furniture? Who puts it together in your house? Here is our story. Names have been changed to protect anonymity! A new bed was purchased and duly arrived at the house in little and very large pieces, with a sheet of paper attached. Some were of the opinion the paper are surplus … More I can do it…Really?
I don’t think there are many among us who would be happy to be called, ‘mean’, as in ‘mean with money’? I have many generous friends and although I’m not quite in their league, I’d hope to be thought of as reasonably generous. Definitely not ‘mean’. So imagine my dismay when last week my children … More There I am in the paper #15. (Mean? Me?)
Do you play the Lotto? What would you do if you won a massive jackpot? During the week someone in Ireland won eighty eight million euro on the European Lottery. Imagine winning that much money? What would you spend it on? I’d like to think I’d give a sizable chunk to charity and the rest … More Money, money, money. What would you do?