My latest article for the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. I confess, I didn’t always appreciate my Mother. Mother’s Day is upon us. As a child, I remember being annoyed because we never celebrated ‘National Children’s day’. My parent’s comment, was always, “Every day is Children’s Day.” I disagreed quietly, because I’m brave like that, and argued … More There I am in the paper #21.
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
“Wow, well done on your column,” some say. “Thank you,” I reply a little mortified. “I didn’t know you were a journalist,” others say. “Oh I’m not,” I reply even more mortified. “What do you write about?” they say. “Nothing amazing, just a comment on my life I suppose,” I reply, definitely more mortified than … More The reality of writing a weekly column in a newspaper.
Mother of the year…Not! Here is my latest column from the Irish Examiners Feelgood supplement. Most of us held our children as new-born babies and made solemn promises to be the best parents they could wish for. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered life gets in the way of that promise, but I like to think it’s the thought … More There I am in the paper #18
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
Would you like to read something a little different to what I usually write? It’s a piece I entered in a competition. Last year I had promised myself I’d enter more writing competitions for a couple of reasons. I hoped it would force me to finish fully the many stories I write and to pressure … More I won a writing prize!
Here is my latest article in The Examiner’s Feelgood supplement…When is a lie a lie? Last week, I happened to remark during a family chat, that my children were not very good at telling lies.”That’s because you are such a liar Mum.” they chorused. Really? That didn’t strike me as a very loving thought, a … More There I am in the paper #14
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
If December was party central, January is definitely hangover hell. While I’m not sitting rocking in a chair crying, I do miss the Christmas happiness and I’m also missing something else, something I’d taken for granted. It disappeared without my even noticing sometime between Christmas and New Year…my waistline! I first missed it the other … More There I am in the paper #12…or help, my waistline has gone missing!