‘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.’

What Makes Me Me?

Despite visiting my grandparents regularly on holidays, and my grandfather coming to live with us, after my grandmothers death, I never really knew them. I never asked the right questions, or showed any interest in who they were, or what sort of life they had lived. What I would give to be able to turn … More What Makes Me Me?