Context is everything. I love a good laugh. The genuine, in your belly, can't breathe, can't stop laughing episodes. Few and far between at this point in time, you might assume, what with all the fun having been sucked out of our lives. But if you're like me, where you tend to get the giggles … Continue reading Don’t Forget To Cope
Lads! (Writer hushes and looks over her shoulder to make sure we have indeed made it). We’ve made it to mid-term. And though we are still in the middle of a colossal storm of utter crap, you or an adult near you may be that bit saner for having had the children back at school … Continue reading I’m Looking For The Rainbow
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
I recently got to go home. Home home, like. To the place I've known all my life, where my father looked after everyone's breakfast and my mother looked after everyone's dinner and in between I drank hot coffee and saw some siblings and caught up with my best friends. At last. It felt so good. … Continue reading That Bit More To Lose
I'll do almost anything to get out of the house lately. Not satisfied with having a double root canal recently - a welcome break from intense domesticity, truth be told - I'm fresh out of hospital following the zapping and extraction of a particularly pesky kidney stone. I was very glad to get the call … Continue reading Dinner In Bed, Happy Days
It's Sunday today. Can you tell? Does it matter? The term on everyone's lips is 'groundhog day', and it's going to be groundhog day all next week and most likely many weeks for the foreseeable. It's like we've reverted to simpler times. In the late 1970s / early 1980s, my days were pretty much all … Continue reading Just Want Things To Go Back To Normal
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
On this day last year we, like so many others, made our way to a St. Patrick's Day Parade. We headed into Ennis, late because that's life with three aged four and under, and raced to catch the tail-end of our County town's big production. We had the badges and wore the bits and bobs … Continue reading What Would Granny Do?