It’s been a while since I posted one of my pieces from the Feelgood in the Irish Examiner. This was last weeks edition, inspired by the mid-term break. Last week I was struck down by a dreadful condition which affects large numbers of the population but most are unaware of its existence. The condition I … More There I am in the paper #43.
I understand why #metoo is trending. I acknowledge it is an excellent way to highlight sexual assault or abuse. I’m just struggling to add it to my posts. It’s not that I don’t qualify, most readers know I have a past. So why not add it and lend my voice to the roars? I’ve been … More Why I don’t want to #metoo
Apparently we here in Ireland will be slap bang in the middle of Storm Ophelia tomorrow. Up to a few days ago we were pretty oblivious to whoever Ophelia was and whatever she was doing but it would appear she is not impressed by our ignoring her. She has turned red and tomorrow is calling … More Storm Ophelia…I’m ready.
Thirty years ago today my world stopped turning with the words ‘Dad’s gone.’ A lifetime has happened since, I qualified as a nurse, Got engaged, Married, Became a mum, Miscarried, Became ‘Mum’ to three more children, Attended first days at school and graduations. Celebrated birthdays, Christmas’s and many different occasions, All without Dad. Thirty years … More What’s another year?
Another of my articles from The Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Hope it gives you a bit of a laugh. I’m hot and bothered. Within the next couple of hours there’s a gentleman calling to fix our less than windproof windows. Yes, the horror is real. I am in the midst of a major clean up as … More There I am in the paper #41
Here you go another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood magazine. I think it could be titled, ‘The joy’s and sorrows of texting’ I love my phone. I know it’s not PC to say so but I do. Being a certain age I believe I’m part of the first generation to rear children … More There I am in the paper #40.
Another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. I have a confession to make which may surprise you…until yesterday I was an IKEA virgin. On many occasions I’d muttered, “I must go there someday,” but I never really meant it. However last week, perhaps due to an excess of alcohol swishing through my veins, … More There I am in the paper #38.
Another article from my column in the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood, featuring the seventh member of our house…the dog. Enjoy. (Oh and her name is not fluffball, she just didn’t give me permission to print her real name) I believe there are three types of people in the world, those who love cats, those who love … More There I am in the paper #37
Today is my eldest child’s birthday, the anniversary of the day this mad adventure in motherhood began, the day, quite a few years ago, she made my greatest dream come true. As a little one she and I walked along hand in hand and I couldn’t imagine us not being close…until she became a teenager … More I hope you find the feet of a dancer.
It’s the Summer, the weather has been reasonable and the days continue to drift by. It’s probably been the best Summer I’ve ever enjoyed as my gang are all independent, we’ve had days out, enjoyed holidays and when we are at home together life is easy. Yes all is good. However, there are moments when … More A single white feather…