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IT’S JUST BEACHY, AIN’T IT?

We found a disabled parking space, close to the promenade. We sat for a moment watching families walk up and down the promenade stopping only to check that the sand had finally dried off their feet. We climbed out of the car […]

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MY 5 YEAR OLD!

He is the kind of kid who really helps you grow a thicker skin; he can insult you and make you laugh all in the same sentence.

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Black Eyed Mammy…

His hand reached up.Gently I held it.I bent down to his eye level.Quickly his other hand smashed into the side of my face.His boot cracked repeatedly off my shin bone. For a guy who stood at 4 ft 0 inches he had […]

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Ten Easy Ways To Annoy Your Teen…

Oh, it has landed. It has well and truly landed.  I am, however, learning that the teenage years are completely and utterly different when you are the parent.  I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to my parents and to say that […]

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Nurses Strike

Currently our nurses are planning a strike here in Ireland, on the 30th of January. Why? Well, that depends on who you speak to. My understanding is that the nurses want their pay restored to what it was before the economy crashed […]

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Christmas Party

There isn’t an email going around the office. There isn’t talk about who’s wearing what while dodging the boss. There isn’t last years gossip floating above the crowded canteen making everyone anticipate this years gossip. I miss it. I miss the work […]

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Should -ing ….

It’s that time of year again where we get to take some time out of routine. Gone are the rushed early mornings, the, ‘oh no I forgot to get sandwich fillers for lunches’, and the panic over the school phone number flashing up […]

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Ethan’s Super Duper 16th

He is not like other 16 year olds and for a long time that hurt me. From time to time , it still does. When I see my friends son, who is the same age, I can’t help but wonder what my […]

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National Siblings Day 2018

Siblings eh? Where would we be without them. I have six in total. Three brothers and three sisters. They definitely kept me on my toes as a child and as adults they are always in the background; they are the link to […]

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