Memories, like the corners of my mind


I love the Facebook memories function. I enjoy looking back at them; most of the time they are a good laugh. One day last week, some memories popped up that threw me back to what was a very dark time, and I suddenly realised how far I've come. When we moved back to Ireland in …

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Walking off the worry


I've had a very unnerving few weeks. That sounds so much better than, "I've been worried sick for the past few weeks." We're told so often in the Bible not to worry. I think it might the hardest command to follow. I had a couple of hospital appointments for tests that were potentially series but …

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After more hate, there’s more love


It's hard to comprehend what is going on in our world in these days. Acts of terrorism and tragic events which I was used to thinking about happening 'over there' are now happening  less than a couple of hundred miles from me. It shouldn't make them more terrifying or tragic to me, but it does. …

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Inspired by Austen (oh and by the way, I’m back!)


Hello there, after 7 months of being in the writing wilderness, I have returned. An updated look, and a fresh perspective.  I deliberately stopped writing for a while. I felt dry and empty of words, and so concentrated on my health and fitness. Walking, running, gymming (I'm not sure 'to gym' is a verb but …

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You’re so sweet for asking…


I've had a few requests for an update, since I wrote my blogpost about giving up sugar, almost 5 months ago. So, here you go... I went off radar when my sugar withdrawal started. Mainly because, as well as dealing with the eating issues, I also had to do something about my sedentary lifestyle. My health …

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My Sweet Lord!


I wish I could find that photo of myself. I'm about 12/13 and am sitting on a sand dune on Ballinaclash beach in Co. Wexford. I've got my legs crossed and my hands on my knee with a 'strike a pose' look on my face. I'm wearing a red bathing suit and there are at …

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