What is your favourite poem? When someone asks me that it’s a bit like asking me which one of my children I love the most…it changes every day (joke!). In case you missed it World Poetry Day was Tuesday. I know poetry is not for everyone, but I find a comfort and pleasure in it … More What poem speaks to you?
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
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
Here is a Valentines day post I first wrote three years ago remembering fondly the man who taught me what love meant… For you Dad.xx This morning I woke and as usual I paid very little attention to Valentines Day. However within minutes of getting up I was embarrassed into remembering it’s not just about … More Remembering my first true love.
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?
Here is last week’s article in the Examiner’s Feelgood supplement. Sharing with the world the day my dream came through…(or in case you are wondering a story about a new couch and is it still all clean and perfect?) We all have dreams don’t we? Not the night time crazy ones, but the day time … More There I am in the paper #13
I’m sure most of us remember that one Christmas when we got ‘The best Christmas present ever’? I’ve been lucky, as over the years I’ve received quite a few which stick out in my memory for all the right reasons. If I were to pick one favourite it would be a dolls house made for … More There I am in the paper #9
I’m sick. It’s a seasonal illness I have and it’s fairly contagious as far as I can see. It’s Christmas Fever. Symptoms vary but include, twitching, lots of sighing, a feeling of panic, a worrying loss of short term memory leading to walking into shops and not knowing what I wanted, sleepless nights, crazy dreams … More What is your one Christmas wish?
Here’s my latest article in the Examiner’s Feelgood supplement. It’s funny how some readers enjoy one and others another. Each week people text or meet me saying, “Oh I really enjoyed your piece last week,” or ” I read the one about… and I think it was the best yet.” While I’m still not exactly … More There I am in the paper #6