Have I ever mentioned I’m a very sociable introvert? Well I am. And so, of course I should have tonnes of empathy for others with similar social tendencies. Except that my vanity and striving to appear ‘nice’ to people makes it trickier than you might think. My children err on the side of introverted, you … Continue reading Not Anti-Social, Merely Selectively-Social
Hello! How are you dear reader? I’m back after a lo-ong Summer and somewhat of an unintended writing hiatus. Life and apathy crept into the crevices usually reserved for writing and posting, which happens. But I’m hungry again. I have an appetite to write - and so here I am. I hope you have been … Continue reading What Will I Do With Myself?
I've been thinking a lot about ambition lately. It's been ruminating around in my head as I've tried to work out where my ambition currently resides and how it once shaped my life. If I correctly understand the modern idea of ambition, it is to start school, age five, with a view to getting a … Continue reading Is This Not Ambition Enough?
Right now, if I was to name the person I identify with most in the universe, it would have to be Mel Gibson's William Wallace. You know - the lad with the blue and white face from Braveheart. Can you recall the scene where there's an entire army rushing towards his band of Scots, wielding … Continue reading 1980s Mammy Has A No Nonsense Approach
I totally lost it the other morning. Flipped the lid. At my four year old. Why? Because she was being a normal four year old. It's a side of me I absolutely hate. If anybody saw me in the moments where I'm freaking out at my children I would be excruciatingly embarrassed because I know … Continue reading A Good Enough Mother
I'd been meaning to write a piece for some time to mark four years of this little blog of mine. I'm not sure why I'd been feeling a commemoration would be required this year above any other. But if I ever needed a sign, I got one this morning at the playground where I met … Continue reading My Personal Marathon
It was beautiful. Like that scene in The Bridges of Madison County when Meryl's family takes off out the gate and down the road. Alan took the gang to stay with his brother in Dublin to give me a full 24 hours on my own and it has been... like a spa, on a cloud, … Continue reading Covid 19 Is An Introvert’s Dream
Some time ago a writer I follow on instagram posted about doing some work - even though, as she said herself, her baby was only a few weeks old and she felt it a tad early to be dipping a toe back into work stuff. She said she felt passionately about new mothers who work … Continue reading Owning Your Decisions
Where to start. I wrote recently about putting things off, like going to the dentist. I don't like going to the dentist. Who does, I suppose? I've had a handful of kidney stones and three babies on gas & air but it would appear my sensitive teeth are my achilles heel. Anyway. You all know … Continue reading Memes, Mother’s Day & (Blue) Murder
There's a film called 'Friends with Money' and in it Frances McDormand's character Jane stops washing her hair. It gradually gets pretty manky and her friends sort of notice, but don't mention anything. And just when it's getting really gruesome her kind husband gently suggests he might help her wash it. And she has a … Continue reading It’s Healthy To Check In With Yourself