Last Friday I was invited to a special lunch with a group of close friends. I always look forward to this occasion as it’s a fun afternoon of wonderful food and plenty of wine. Put in the mix the chat and company of good friends and what’s not to enjoy? However, this was no ordinary … More We thank you, Anam Cara.
Here you go, another laugh a minute! My article in the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Yer man is the star of the show in this one. How often do we hear, “It’s the little things that matter?” Perhaps it’s different in other houses, but in ours we tend to be rather lax about fixing ‘little’ things. So … More There I am in the paper #56
Today being St Patrick’s Day, we Irish milk it for what it’s worth, with parades in towns and villages as well as in big cities all over the world. But as an Irish person what does it mean to me to be Irish?I can’t speak of the entire nation so I will just speak of … More I’m Irish… so what?
My mum has a wealth of sayings one of which is “she didn’t lick it off the stones.” Today is Mother’s Day here in Ireland and I’d like to borrow her expression in relation to myself. I am the mother I am because of my mum. As a mother she’s been strong, brave, loving,caring,thoughtful and … More ‘I didn’t lick it off the stones.’
In case you actually care and are refreshing your computers hourly, unable to sleep with worry about me and the whole country of Ireland, I thought I’d update you and advise you that I am in fact still alive. As for the Beast from the East, well who can I sue? I listened intently for … More Update on the Beast.
Listen up, those of you who don’t live in Ireland, as I’ve big news. We are waiting with bated breath here for the disaster that is looming this week. According to Met Eireann, or the weather forecast for those of you without Irish, the ‘Beast from the East’ is on its way. Can you believe … More Help! The Beast is coming.
Here you go, my column in this weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Enjoy. Watching television the other night I tuned into RTE’s ‘We won the lotto.’ Who hasn’t dreamed about what it must be like to not have to worry about money? I was in London recently and strayed into the watch department of a very … More There I am in the paper #53
Yesterday I had the great joy of travelling back in time. Yes, I got the chance to remember what it was to have a little one about the house. At one time this house I call home was full to the rafters with young children, three of my own four, two little ladies I minded … More Back to the future.
This day next week my youngest will turn sixteen. As I ponder where the years have gone I was reminded of this post I wrote a few years ago. When the last door closes. Last night was a night like any other. There was no sign. No warning. We said ‘Goodnight’ and off she went, … More A trip down memory lane.
Here you go my piece in the Feelgood with the Irish Examiner last week. Bear in mind it was immediately after Valentines Day. Enjoy. The best thing about Valentine’s day is that it ended two days ago. The unfortunate thing about it, is that it happened at all. However, now that it’s over can we … More There I am in the paper #52