Today, I remember my Dad. But then again I remember him every day. He was there for my wonderful childhood and stroppy, difficult teenage years, but gone before I got the chance to show him who I’d become. Dad was stolen from our lives by neurone disease over thirty years ago. Not only did my … More Remembering the only gift my dad ever gave my children.
Here you go, my latest column from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Remember the one about the hell that is teaching your child to drive. Well, here’s the one about the driving test. A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to relive what it was like for men years ago, as they paced outside … More There I am in the paper #63
I’ve been missing in action. A lot has been going on here and sometimes something’s got to give. Unfortunately it was blogging. However I thought I’d pop by and let you know I’m alive, but only just, because believe it or not for two weeks we’ve had ridiculously hot weather. Yes it’s been roasting for … More News Flash. Heatwave hits Ireland.
Another of my ‘It’s my life’ column from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Do I hold grudges? Certainly not. At least that’s what I thought about myself. However, recently my children pointed out, that they don’t believe I’m the person I imagine myself to be. Really? ‘Mum, there are not enough bullets for the number of … More There I am in the paper #62
Does it get any easier? I thought as the years would pass I’d get used to the changes that parenting brings. It would appear that I was wrong. It’s that time of year when one of my clann decides to flap their wings and move away for the Summer. Tonight as I type I hear … More Parenting… it’s a tough gig.
How long do we grieve? Is there a time before we are ‘over it,’ or a length of time which is appropriate to show your grief? It’s easy to say, ‘of course not,’ but the reality is most people can only support or understand grief for a short time. Today is graduation day for Daniel’s … More Another milestone.
Another of my columns from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. If you’ve ever drowned in the volume of ‘art’ your children bring home from school you might enjoy this one. I have a confession to make; I did not keep all my children’s art! Over the years my four children have brought home half a forest … More There I am in the paper #60
Yes, I’m alive and well and still writing. Here’s another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Hopefully it’s a mildly amusing observation of our marriage. If you’ve ever watched David Attenborough, you’ll have witnessed Nature’s amazing ability to adapt to the world around it. Recently, watching one such a programme, I was interrupted … More There I am in the paper #59
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