Your Presence Is Required

It’s the sparkling lights, Soft glows reflected in their faces. It’s the busyness,hustle n’ bustle, Meeting friends and some old faces. It’s the smell of wood burning, Memories of Christmas’ long ago. It’s the presents wrapped, With care; surprises all in a […]

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Raising Ethan

What is it like raising a child with a terminal illness? I’ve often been asked that age-old question “How do you do it?” It in this sentence is in reference to raising my son, Ethan who has not only got some extra […]

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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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Memories …Oh That Naughty Step !

There’s a time and place for most things. There is no time and a place for memories; sometimes they just flood your mind when you least expect it. They come when we don’t want them and they refuse to show up when […]

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What Snow Has Taught Me

What I have learned in the past 48 hours thanks to ‘The Beast from the East’. I must take RTE a little more seriously and not presume that they are all a bunch of snowflakes afraid of a bit of snow ; […]

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It’s The Most Romantic Day Of The Year …

It was once a day where you rushed through the front door, waving your handmade masterpiece high in the air. You sat and watched your mother or father read your cryptic message. You got a kiss and a cuddle, maybe even a […]

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CARING…

  He drops his bag by the sitting room door. I ask how his day was. I generally get a one word answer. Teenagers, I think to myself as he makes his way over to his older brother. “Hey buddy” he gives […]

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Her Name is Lola …

  I don’t make New year resolutions, I never keep them .I felt guilty about not keeping them ,so these days ,I save myself that extra guilt trip by not making any at all; I am a great problem solver, clearly. This […]

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The Fairytale of Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe , In our wild house, The eldest said to me, won’t ate another thing, And then he threw a dance , The same ol’ meltdown tune, I turned my face away, And dreamed about school. Well I ain’t […]

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This is Halloween

It’s just not the same. It’s not like the Halloweens of my childhood…does that mean it’s better or worse? I feel it’s better on one hand; we’ve got a far more inclusive land. Yet on the other, there are many things I […]

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