A letter to my fifteen year old self…

Dear 15 year old Jane, Never ever ever fucking change. Also, if The Exploited managed to get on Top of the Pops, anything is possible. In case you ever forget that the video is here. Yours, Old Jane Ps, keep your 90’s clothes, they come back in sooner than you would think.  

Summer reflections…

So, the local nursery gave each student in my sons primary school a sunflower seed in a pot at some point after Easter last year as part of an educational outreach programme. I regarded it with dread, as I don’t have the best track record with plants surviving my care. We have minded this seed from its…

National Maritime Museum

Today we took advantage of the holidays and decided on a day trip to Dun Laoghaire. The National Maritime Museum had been on my list for a while, and we decided to make a day out of it. We parked in the car park attached to the Lexicon Library, which is pricey at 2.40 an…

You know you are Leo when…

You cannot pass a reflective surface without checking yourself out You have to have the last word. Even if the conversation has ended. A while ago. And no one else cares. And it’s just continuing in your head. You can have really really really big hair You rarely stop talking You have the ability to…

My Home Town

When I saw Sadhbh’s post on her home town here, I wanted to do one on my own, particularly as it turns out that we are neighbours. But when I sat down to write the post, the words didn’t come as I was slightly overwhelmed by the fact that growing up in Greystones in the…

Holidays in Wexford… A Guide…

Being a closet yellow belly, I instinctively retire to the Wexord coast every summer… the endless beaches and things to do make it a no brainer. Plus the short travel time from Dublin, winner! This year we stayed in Rosslare Strand, small quiet, not too far from supermarkets and with enough shops to get you…