We don’t do Thanksgiving here in Ireland, but I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends in the United States, both ‘real’ and online, a lovely day and to give thanks for having all of you in my life. In Chicago are friends who swam with me here in Ireland many moons … More Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the U.S.
I can remember one day whilst on holidays in Donegal as a child, passing a church. A coffin was wheeled out, and the only people following it, were the priest and the lady who looks after the church. No relatives, no friends. I was a teenager at the time, but I can remember being so … More Online friends will you look after me in my old age?
So I met the yank Beth from ‘I didn’t have my glasses on’ and I know you are all waiting with bated breath to see how it went? Was she a crazy stalker? Was she in fact a he, as my children suggested? Was she anything like I imagined? Sadly for those of you who … More I made it out alive!
Do you have children? Do you often find yourself telling them one thing while doing another? (If not don’t read on because I don’t think you and I will get on). You see for years now I’ve been warning my gang about the dangers of the internet…don’t give away personal details, don’t ‘talk’ to people … More Do as I say, not as I do.
Today is a good day! Take a look to your right and you will see my shiny new badge. I have been shortlisted for the Irish Blog awards in the Best Personal Blog category. It says ‘short’list but actually it’s still quite a long list if you ask me. Late last night as I was … More Thank you my blogging friends.
There was a time when I thought online friends were a figment of the imagination of sad people who had no real life. I could not understand a relationship which was acted out online. Facebook friends were a joke to me, and I was judgemental of those who used online dating sites. Then I began … More “You have online friends. How sad are you!”
I have been writing a blog now for over one year. One year doesn’t seem like a very long time, but I have written almost every day. That is a lot of “my thoughts on a page”. Over the year I have seen a large number of bloggers disappear. It is frightening how many. Sometimes … More What keeps a blogger blogging?
This day last year “My thoughts on a page” was born. I remember so well that very first day when I wrote my first post. I thought the web was a huge place and I would be relatively anonymous. When the little wordpress star lit up I had no idea what it was. On discovering … More Happy Birthday to me.