My mum has a wealth of sayings one of which is “she didn’t lick it off the stones.” Today is Mother’s Day here in Ireland and I’d like to borrow her expression in relation to myself. I am the mother I am because of my mum. As a mother she’s been strong, brave, loving,caring,thoughtful and … More ‘I didn’t lick it off the stones.’
Could it be true? Am I about to write something nice for yer man? Well, I believe there was a blue moon a couple of weeks ago, so for the day that’s in it here goes. I wrote this a while back and thankfully it still rings through… Happy Valentine’s Day, E. ‘Do you mind … More Hey there, yer man… Happy Valentine’s Day.
Today we have story number 2 in my ‘Tell me your story” collection. It’s the story of Kat and Carl. A story that reminds us all that life is short, but love is forever. Thank you Kat I know it was not easy to share this story with us. Kat blogs at redsoxlady35 Kat and … More What’s your story #2…Kat and Carl.
This day twenty five years ago myself and yer man walked down the aisle. I’ve written many posts about him here, often tongue in cheek, but today I am stumped. What can I say to him, what can I write about him? He who… turned my life around, and made me whole. He who…makes me … More Tonight I have no words.
It is hard to write anything tonight as my stomach is in knots. Tomorrow is voting day. The simple question ‘Should we extend marriage rights to gay couples?’ has become complicated. Only a few months ago there was a large Yes majority, which has been greatly reduced since the mischievious addition of the welfare of … More One more sleep.
I took part in a writing challenge during the week, to write 200 words on ‘Home’. I adapted an old post about not asking for help, and this is what I came up with. Home. As a child I lived in a happy home, five children, loving parents and a dog. Life was all it … More Home
Do you ever have present envy? You know when your friend has a birthday and the love of their life buys them a wonderful present, a piece of jewelry, or surprises them with a weekend away, somewhere luxurious, with all manner of spoiling thrown in for good measure? Do you ever say, “Oh how lovely … More Present envy?
‘Do you mind her writing about you like that in her blog?” my friend asked my husband over Christmas. We were all gathered in a friends house and I had just discovered that a number of those present, regularly read my blog, or at least had access to it. ‘Yerrah” said my husband, (don’t even … More This one is for you.
Today is the anniversary of the day I got married. We have defied the odds, and have managed to stay married, and even fond of each other, for over twenty years. I am allergic to writing a mushy post, and there are more than enough posts on this blog where I have laughed at yer … More To us.
When I see your clothes left on the stairs, hear you giving out about my lost keys, or I smell the wet towel discarded by you in the bathroom, I think….. ‘Feck you’. When I see you empty the dishwasher and then reload it your way, or watch you put the tiniest remnants of … More When I think of you..