We’re in This Together

We’re in This Together

Over one hundred years ago in a post revolution Marxist Russia, the term Political Correctness was born.  In the past 100+ years it has experienced many different incarnations (a bit like Madonna).  Often times with serious, important issues at its core...

Tuesday Top Ten – Lockdown Lookback.

So as we approach the end of week 8 of isolation (in Ireland) I wanted to have a think back of some of the things I have enjoyed during lockdown. Spending more time with my children. Now I am not going to go all ‘superhero Mum’, preaching the virtues of...

A Prayer for Serenity

When I was in primary school, we went on a day trip to the local Friary in Pantasaph (that’s a place in Wales in case you thought I was talking in Gobble-de-gook).  In the gift shop I bought my Mum a little stained-glass plaque with the prayer of serenity. It sat...

Being Neighbourly

Tomorrow is International Neighbour Day A while ago, I started writing a piece about the importance of good neighbours in our life. I thought now was the perfect time to explore it further. If you live in rural Ireland where it is ten mile round trip to buy eggs, the...

Tuesday Top Ten – Smile.

Social media is awash with memes, stories and photographs from around the globe. I wanted to share a few of my favourite more local ones that have been sent to me and some that I have taken myself. Keep sharing your photos, taking them and sharing them with each other...

Great Expectations

Much like the rest of the parents of the world, I started our period of isolation, pulling out every vaguely educational book I have ever bought my kids since birth and arranged them decoratively on my dining room table, ready to embark on a new career as a home...

Ireland’s Call

Not since Italia ’90, have we seen a nation unite in the way the Ireland is currently doing.  Whilst with the death toll rising daily, it would be flippant to compare the current crisis we are facing with Covid-19, to a sporting event, there are many comparisons...

Peace

A break from Tuesday Top Ten today. As it is St Patrick’s Day, I wanted to celebrated the important Patrick in my life. Life with a child who presents with violent, abusive behaviour is challenging and often heart breaking on every possible level. It brings a...

When I Grow Up

I was 25, when I attended the funeral of a friend for the first time.  It was a sobering experience. It was part of being an adult! Rosaria Merola, a gorgeous girl I was at secondary school with, was killed in a car-crash.  I hadn’t actually seen her for many...

Life in Lockdown

Rations As we begin our period of self-isolation,we need to be strong to prevent devastation! As we stare at the cupboards, filled to the with brim loo rolls, we need to assess, what are our lock down goals? Will we deep clean the freezer, maybe read a new bookCatch...