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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The A to Z of the Pastor’s Wife – Z is for Zig Zag


Z is for Zig Zag So, here we are at the end of the challenge. I'm so glad I made it. I didn't quite do it last year. I feel that I've Zig-Zagged and wandered a lot in my thoughts over this A to Z Challenge. Thanks again for your comments and likes and for …

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The A to Z of the Pastor’s Wife – Y is for Yahtzee


Y is for Yahtzee Himself introduced me to Yahtzee when we met. We love to play it, it's a great game when there's just the two of you - not many of them about. He had the same 5 dice and little plastic tub to shake them in, for years. So one Christmas I decided …

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The A to Z of the Pastor’s Wife – X is for Xenial


X is for Xenial Xenial is to be hospitable, especially to strangers or foreigners. (It is also defined as having something to do with pollinating flowers, but we'll leave that for now 🙂 ) Himself and meself have been made so welcome by our church family. Already we feel like we know each other; since the …

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