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
This is a rant. Beware as there is a real chance that smoke will come from this post shortly. Today I went for a walk with a friend. We walk in the countryside where we meet very few cars or people. It’s an 8km loop which we do at least once a week and have … More It’s my blog and I’ll rant if I want to!
There are times when I sit to write and the words just fly. They are typed before any conscious thought has taken place. In a way it is similar to free writing. Usually on those occasions there is hardly need to edit, and I am often surprised by what I’ve written. Then there are days … More Maybe I’ll post tomorrow.
We often ask the question of people, “Are you a glass half full or half empty sort of person?”, but wondering if a person is quick to forgive is not so common. However today the daily prompt is asking just that. And I ask myself what sort of an individual am I? My initial thought … More Do we ever really forgive and forget?
Here is the second letter in my series of Letters. This letter writer wishes to remain anonymous. Dear Sibling, Here’s what I want you to know. Your actions and choices are not just about you. I know. A revelation isn’t it? Everything you do is rippling out and growing in to … More Series of Letters. Letter 2.
If you wish to contribute a letter to my upcoming “series of letters”, here are a few guidelines. Quite a number of people have asked what sort of letter, what are the rules and how do they send it to me? Firstly any letter can be featured. It could be a letter to a first … More Guidelines for contributing a letter to “A series of letters”.
Sometimes I write to entertain. Sometimes I write to share. Often I write because I must, but today I write to forget. As I viciously thump the keys, I do so with anger. “Get these thoughts away. I need to think of something else”. But as I thump, I realize, the harder I try to … More Another step back, another setback.
Have you ever declared war in your house but not told anyone? Something suddenly just sends you over the edge! The sweet papers left on the couch. The shoes they stepped out of. The coat that they dropped. The dirty plates left anywhere, except the dishwasher! You pick them up every day, and ask yourself … More I’m on strike. Somebody please notice!
Some people wonder is marriage worth it? Why would you commit to a lifetime with one person? Well those people were never married to me. In general I am an agreeable person, and usually happy. However to be married to someone who is always happy, would be a rather dull affair, so to ensure our … More My husband is so lucky he married me.
For as long as I can remember I have been a fighter. I fought with my brothers and sisters, I fought with my parents,teachers and friends. I hated rules and conformity, I did not wish to follow a leader. When I was a teenager life was hard for me, and my family never knew. What … More I am okay.