Thank you one and all but you can get up off your knees now, stop saying rosaries or lighting candles for us, because storm Ophilia has gone on her merry way and what a cranky oul cow she was! She took a particular dislike to those of us living down south and began shouting from … More The calm after the storm.
Apparently we here in Ireland will be slap bang in the middle of Storm Ophelia tomorrow. Up to a few days ago we were pretty oblivious to whoever Ophelia was and whatever she was doing but it would appear she is not impressed by our ignoring her. She has turned red and tomorrow is calling … More Storm Ophelia…I’m ready.
In a few short weeks it will be Daniel’s anniversary. It’s been four years since he moved to hopefully new adventures, aged just thirteen. While days, weeks, months and now years have passed every day continues to be a day without Daniel for his Mum, Dad, siblings, family and friends. Daniel died the end of … More A round of applause please.
It’s close to five years ago since I first began this blog, not having a clue what I was doing. Over time I’ve discovered I’m not interested in blogging for money, doing reviews or pushing for likes and followers. This is my happy space. That place where I quite literally can put ‘My thoughts on … More What is a friend?
It’s been very sad around here the past few days so I thought I’d share one of my pieces from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Hope it brings a smile to your faces. September is within touching distance so… hands up who isn’t just a little bit happy? Don’t get me wrong I am not exactly … More There I am in the paper #39
Another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. I have a confession to make which may surprise you…until yesterday I was an IKEA virgin. On many occasions I’d muttered, “I must go there someday,” but I never really meant it. However last week, perhaps due to an excess of alcohol swishing through my veins, … More There I am in the paper #38.
Today is my eldest child’s birthday, the anniversary of the day this mad adventure in motherhood began, the day, quite a few years ago, she made my greatest dream come true. As a little one she and I walked along hand in hand and I couldn’t imagine us not being close…until she became a teenager … More I hope you find the feet of a dancer.
It’s never a good thing to write when you are mad is it? Well who cares. So stand well back as there is smoke coming out of this post. Tonight I met a most charming individual, here in my very own village. This most wonderful of beings was a man who by the look of … More An ode to the Fecker I met in the village tonight.
Here we go again another one of my articles from the Feelgood in the Examiner. Booking holidays…hours in my life I’ll never get back. As I sit in my living room looking out on a damp day I couldn’t be more content. There’s a part of me which I know is a little odd, well … More There I am in the paper #35.
Here’s my article from the Examiner’s Feelgood. If it had a title it would be…”I’m glad I couldn’t see the future.” Yesterday I walked from my kitchen to the hall and saw the front door lying wide open. Full panic mode swept over me, my heart racing, fear and dread taking my breath away. It lasted but … More There I am in the paper #29