An Ireland Worth Working For – Book Review

Truth be told, I was a little excited to be picking up this book, but wild things like Gini coefficients, they really float my boat. However, I got really excited when I started reading it and realised, with huge relief that this book is written with the very purpose of getting people to pick it…

Colic – My Miracle Cure

So excited we were, the tiny little snuffly bundle of wrinkles was finally here, tired, excited, trying to remember where we had put all the bits and bobs, the usual post baby craziness that ensues. The tiniest person, who has the most stuff, hidden in the most bizarre corners of the house… And then we…

The Best Way to a Low Abortion Rate?

Are Irish women all complete slappers? Do we have such insatiable sex drives that we cant be trusted with abortion? Would we lose the run of ourselves and just start riding around the clock, sure we’ve nothing to worry about now! Lets look at things in an international context. In Ireland, we have an abortion…

Self care and cloudy skies…

Self-care, the pointless arm rub, the need to look after yourself. The latest in the litany of ‘shit I don’t need but that you can make money off flogging me’ Filed under, money making racket by people who are in the public eye and therefore deem themselves knowledgeable about where along the line I stopped loving myself*.…

December Girl – Review

December Girl is set in between Drogheda and London at the turn of the last century. This places is squarely in the historical fiction genre, one that I write in myself, but as it turns out rarely read! The action in this book starts straight away, we were plunged straight into the action as Molly’s…

Boys will be boys and other such bullshit.

I hear it a lot, boys will be boys. I do wonder what does that mean, that boys will be boys and girls bitches and we can all rest easy in our safe self designed boxes of denial. I heard it first at the school gates as a parent reacted to their child putting both of…

Exploring Wicklow – Devil’s Glen

Looking for a walk in the forest that was not too challenging, or to short, I came across Devil’s Glen in Wicklow. Located just outside of Ashford we first gave it a shot last October but made a mistake on the route and ended up putting a few extra kilometers on ourselves and those of us…

My Guide for Fussy Eaters…

Hello, if you are reading this you either have a fussy eater or know someone who has a fussy eater. There is perhaps a large chance that they cannot read this as they have taken to the bed with the stress of said fussy eater. They’ll do that to you, as you scrape the umpteenth…

Snapshot!

I love a good linky – thanks to Awfully Chipper for the inspiration! Here is a snapshot of what I am up to at the moment… Listening to – Why The Pixies of course! And in particular this track – March has me a little angsty Watching – Taboo – just finished the first series on…