Here is my column from last weeks Examiner’s Feelgood supplement. As it’s exam time I’m sharing how important the Leaving Cert exam was in my life…NOT. Exam season is approaching but of course you knew that. There are two things we can be sure of this time of year, one being that the clouds will … More There I am in the paper. #30
Sometimes something triggers a memory and it’s very difficult to put it behind you. Life goes on as normal, but all the while you are fighting an invisible battle to return from the past. It might be a newspaper article, something you watch, or read or maybe something as simple as a smell. So today, … More How do I keep my child safe from abuse?
Here’s my article from the Examiner’s Feelgood. If it had a title it would be…”I’m glad I couldn’t see the future.” Yesterday I walked from my kitchen to the hall and saw the front door lying wide open. Full panic mode swept over me, my heart racing, fear and dread taking my breath away. It lasted but … More There I am in the paper #29
Here is my article from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. It tells the tale of what happens when a Dublin girl meets a Cork/Kerry accent. Recently one of my children has spoken of the possibility of leaving home to work in Dublin. I was only a little younger than she is when I left to … More There I am in the paper #28 (take 2 I did it again!)
To the thirty who read this previously I apologise but it would appear the masses who normally read my posts missed this. I think perhaps that was due to the fact that I managed to post it and date it sometime in early May. I’m not sure how I did that but when I discovered … More There I am in the paper #27 (take two)
Here’s my article from The Examiner’s Feelgood. It features Myself, Yer Man and a pair of trousers. It’s official I’ll make a story out of anything. The other day I was doing the ironing… I’ll just leave that sentence there so anyone who doesn’t read on will think what a wonderful wife I am. However, … More There I am in the paper #27
Yesterday I had lots planned for today, after all it was Monday, the day after the weekend, the first day of the working week for most. Then my eldest said, “Tomorrow is my only day off until the end of June. Will we do something?” I should have taken the time to think about it, … More When you decide to skip Monday…
Tonight is the night after last night and I’m slowly recovering. The wonderful thing about a night away with a gang of friends is the memories it creates. Tonight as I sit here, a shadow of the woman I was when I headed away early yesterday morning, I can be heard chuckling at intervals as … More Reflections…
It’s not uncommon for my friends to say, “I don’t know how you do it.” They are referring to the amount of time I spend teaching and coaching swimming, particularly the weekends and 5 am starts. I suspect not only do they wonder ‘how?’ but ‘why?’ So why do I and my fellow coaches and … More Why do I do it?
Here is my article from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. It tells the tale of what happens when a Dublin girl meets a Cork/Kerry accent. Recently one of my children has spoken of the possibility of leaving home to work in Dublin. I was only a little younger than she is when I left to … More There I am in the paper #28