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
I look in the mirror and see lines and wrinkles. My birthday is fast approaching, which tells me I’m another year older. Yet as I type this I feel as young as I did in my twenties. However I am not the same person I was back then, nor am I the same mother. During … More One mother’s evolution…
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!
Ever get flat pack furniture? Who puts it together in your house? Here is our story. Names have been changed to protect anonymity! A new bed was purchased and duly arrived at the house in little and very large pieces, with a sheet of paper attached. Some were of the opinion the paper are surplus … More I can do it…Really?
I don’t think there are many among us who would be happy to be called, ‘mean’, as in ‘mean with money’? I have many generous friends and although I’m not quite in their league, I’d hope to be thought of as reasonably generous. Definitely not ‘mean’. So imagine my dismay when last week my children … More There I am in the paper #15. (Mean? Me?)
Do you play the Lotto? What would you do if you won a massive jackpot? During the week someone in Ireland won eighty eight million euro on the European Lottery. Imagine winning that much money? What would you spend it on? I’d like to think I’d give a sizable chunk to charity and the rest … More Money, money, money. What would you do?
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
Today was a great day. One of those when I feel lucky to live the life I do. I didn’t win the lotto, or achieve anything spectacular. What I did do was spend the day at a swimming pool in the company of forty young swimmers. They were aged seven to eleven and the vast … More What a day!
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
Today is Daniels birthday, he would be seventeen years old. As I typed that I had to pause. Seventeen is a world away from the young thirteen year old he was when he moved on to new adventures. Do we now think of him as seventeen, or will he forever be thirteen? It is hard … More Remembering Daniel. Seventeen today.