‘I didn’t lick it off the stones.’

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.’

Mum I remember…

I remember when I was small, Mum, and not exactly a lady, sitting on your lap with Mike, as you told us a bedtime story. I remember a time, before Dad put in the central heating, you toasting bread as a treat, over the fire in the kitchen. I remember coming home from school to … More Mum I remember…