So here you go another of my hilarious (pushing it?) articles from my column in the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. From my earliest tree climbing days, I believed I was equal to any boy and went out of my way as a young girl to prove it. Today, supposedly all grown up, my opinion remains unchanged … More There I am in the paper #49.
Today Daniel is eighteen… even though in all our minds he remains forever thirteen. Today more than ever we try to imagine what changes the years would have brought for him? Looking at his friends we know he’d be taller, broader, stronger. In the eyes of the world, today he would become an adult. A world … More Happy Birthday Daniel.
Another installment from my column in the Irish Examiner. Writing it only reminded me regardless of any new year resolutions, there’s little chance I’ll ever be a ‘good’ person. Just ask my brother. How many times a day must I remind myself that it’s been 2018 for twelve days already? Thank goodness we are no … More There I am in the paper #48
I can remember one day whilst on holidays in Donegal as a child, passing a church. A coffin was wheeled out, and the only people following it, were the priest and the lady who looks after the church. No relatives, no friends. I was a teenager at the time, but I can remember being so … More Online friends will you look after me in my old age?
As the final day of 2017 ticks by I find myself rather melancholic. It’s not been the most wonderful year of my life, with some really hard punches landed which have winded me,(but not enough to knock me out.) There have also been many wonderful days of laughter, love and achievement. I like to think … More New Year… Yikes.
Here’s another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. A little insight into the domestic arrangements in our house. I read the other day, if you live with an accountant your chances of having a successful relationship are doomed. The article I’d skimmed through was on Facebook, so I knew it must be true. … More There I am in the paper #46.
Another of my pieces from The Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. This one went down quite well with some ever saying it mildly amused them, especially those who have recently learned to drive or taught a learner. Enjoy. What is it about other parents that makes them delight in forewarning the parents of younger children of the … More There I am in the paper #45.
Today is Thanksgiving across the seas. If I were to look at my stats for this blog it would show me that most of my readers are from the United States (Ireland is second and India third in case you were wondering.) So with that in mind I thought I’d better get all American and … More Happy Thanksgiving all you over there.
Today someone very dear to me is celebrating a birthday. I will travel to Dublin later to enjoy it with him and as we hug in celebration a lifetime of wonderful memories will surround us. I wrote a post for him a few years ago. Today I’ve dusted it off and updated it. But don’t … More Happy Birthday Little Brother. My Forever Friend.
So I promised I’d share one of the stories (very short stories) from my memoir course. I have an idea that in time I’ll write a series of short stories covering the many different events in my life to date and put them all together into one book. Some will be challenging, others funny but … More As promised…