Here is my column from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Sadly this week I will have one reader less, as an amazing mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many, Sheila Courtney, passed away all too suddenly on Monday. Sheila was well known in this house by our children as ‘Nana Courtney’ despite not being a … More There I am in the paper #66
In between going to the beach, barbecuing, lying down in a dark room and melting, I’ve continued to write my weekly column, It’s My Life, for the Examiner’s Feelgood. I know ‘yer man’ is always popular, so here’s one mostly about him… and a lawnmower. You’ve got to love summertime, waking each morning hoping it … More There I am in the paper #65
I’m melting here in Ireland. We are now on our second burst of glorious weather and my poor blog is suffering from neglect, although I am still writing. So, a little late, here’s one of my columns from the Feelgood in the Irish Examiner from a couple of weeks ago. Last week, in the honeymoon … More There I am in the paper #64
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
Here’s another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Anyone who is inclined to ignore the petrol warning light might relate to this one! During the visit of the Beast from the East I read many examples of kindness, including one lady who volunteered to visit a stranger’s mother in hospital as her daughter … More There I am in the paper #58
For fear you think I was run over by a bus or have been dealing with an unspeakable family disaster, I’d like to assure you all is well in my world, although I can hear quite a number of you shaking your heads having not missed my posts for a moment. Unfortunately, my absence does … More I regret the interruption in service… but I’m back.
My latest from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. You’d never guess my birthday was approaching when I wrote it? At what age do we become old? Is it an actual number or a state of mind? Anyone with children will know, regardless what age we are, they already consider us old. My aging began in my … More There I am in the paper #55
It’s been over three weeks since I confessed to the world I’m writing a book so here is update number one. I’m not sure I like writing a book! Ah, I’m only joking! Most of the time I am enjoying the process, but there have been moments. To begin with the positive, I’ve written over … More How’s my book. Update 1
Ever since people in my real life discovered I wrote a blog I’ve been asked regularly, ‘So, when is your book coming out?’ To which I’ve always answered, ‘Not in the near future I’m afraid.’ There have been brief moments in time when I’ve toyed with compiling my posts into a book or several books. … More So, when is my book coming out?
Here you go, another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood and beware you might not sleep well after reading! Don’t you love this time of year when children return to school healthy and within days come down with the plague. But I wonder is that worse than when they come home and say, … More There I am in the paper #50