Here is my day after Valentine’s Day column from the Irish Examiner. How was it for you? Welcome to February 15th, a day where couples everywhere are either madly in love after a romantic Valentine’s Day yesterday, or in serious trouble after one or other got it very wrong. My sympathies if you are in the … More There I am in the paper #81
Today is the birthday of my oldest friend, my childhood companion, my ‘little’ brother. Looking back on my childhood he’s there in almost every memory. Here is just one of many magic moments in which he had a staring role. I shared it a few years ago so dusted it off and here it is … More Happy Birthday… Happy memories.
Here’s another of my, ‘It’s my life columns’ in the Examiner’s feelgood. This one stars yer man. As a family, I think we’ve been resilient to date, surviving decades of arguments and evolution. The older children survived the arrival of siblings, who changed yer man and myself from parents who gush, “I love you sweetheart,” into ones who shout, … More There I am in the paper #68
It’s been a hectic week. Yer man had a minor op, and in his haste to prove he was not sick and in need of no care whatsoever he decided to… Fix our phone…which wasn’t broken, but is now Mess with the modem…which left us four days without internet. However all is now good with … More There I am in the paper #42.
Do you ever find as you read a fellow bloggers posts you imagine you ‘know’ that blogger? So perhaps many of you have pictured an innocent, Irish, law abiding, amazing mother and wife when you read my posts? Well maybe that’s not quite the perfect picture. For there was a time when my picture hung … More That time I was a wanted criminal.
I have four children and was there at the birth of each so am fairly sure they are definitely mine, however sometimes I look at them and wonder, ‘where did I get her?’ The other day one of my daughters was speaking about booking a holiday and it reminded me of how different I was … More Who me?
As some of you know, I am Irish. Many of you picture a land of hills, pubs, and possibly thatched cottages. But I was born in Dublin! Not a thatched cottage in sight. However my Mom and Dad come from County Donegal, which really is a beautiful place, of wonderful mountains and beaches. A world … More Escaping My Responsibilities!
Hopefully a post to make you smile, possibly cringe, and maybe even laugh! There is very little in a childs life, as exciting as the anticipation, of their Christmas presents. Cost for a child is not really a factor. Some totally loose the run of themselves, others keep their requests modest. We parents are especially … More Great Expectations!
Elephants are not synonymous with Ireland, but I’d like to tell you, the true story of, “The Day they visited a farm in West Cork”. Every year we go on our holidays, to a tiny village in West Cork, called Allihies. A similar spot cannot be found anywhere in the world. It is like a … More The Day The Elephants Came To Ireland!