There’s something about the start of a new year that always induces a collective existential crisis. We’ve all been allowed to indulge ourselves for about a nanosecond, and now it’s time to overhaul our creaking ship of a life and become better people. TODAY! At this very moment, people are being mowed down by MAMIL’s… Continue reading Every Day Is January 1st
In this episode of 20 questions, I’m delighted to introduce the ‘powerhouse’ that is Lorna Sixsmith (a name that, according to my friend Google, is derived from her occupation as a shoe-smith! Is there anything this woman can’t do?!). Lorna has combined her two passions – farming and writing, to create a series of books… Continue reading 20 Questions ~ Chapter 4
As I strolled through the park the other morning (I say morning, could have been tea-time, but who’s counting) I realised that the life of a writer is really quite similar to that of an old-age pensioner. Don’t switch off! This is a good thing!! Seeing as the public at large like to view the… Continue reading How Being A Writer Can Prepare You For Old Age!
Ah yes, it’s that time of year again when the hope and expectation of beach barbeques, ice creams and bikinis is dashed by plummeting temperatures, howling gales and NEVER-ENDING rain! If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, then call us crazy because we keep searching… Continue reading Summer In Ireland
I am left-handed, which not only makes me far superior to all you ‘righties’ out there (unless you need a cheque signed, that’s a bit of a struggle!) but also leaves me open to some odd cultural misconceptions. Are we the devil’s handmaidens, or are we highly gifted? I think you already know the route… Continue reading Lefties of the World Unite!
As we near the end of the first month of 2016, I think it’s a good time to review my New Year’s resolutions and see what progress I’ve made. Not one to toot my own horn, but I have to say readers, I’m nailing it!! Go on more dates The conversation was a bit one-sided,… Continue reading 7 New Years Resolutions – Nailed!
As women, not only are we working the rest of the year for free thanks to gender pay gaps, but there’s another (slightly less important) area where we are being short changed. So I’m swanning around the aisles of my local pharmacy (for swanning read frantically racing around just before closing time) and looking for… Continue reading Just For Men