Dear Twitter…


Dear Twitter Let me get one thing straight before I start. You know that phrase, "it's not you... it's me"? Well I'm fairly sure it's you!  I used to have so much fun with you. You were a place for great craic, plenty of banter and discussion about stuff I knew little about. I was …

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The Half Circle of Life


Round and round it goes. The whirligig of life. No stopping it, impossible to catch There it goes, hatch, match, dispatch. Babby becomes mammy and she becomes granny And around we go again. It’s a wonderful thing. The next generation consoles the loss of the last The sights and sounds of new life ease the …

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One more sleep…


I loooooooove Christmas. I'm trapped in the middle lane of excitement though. I'm an adult. (No, honest I am!) So I have a certain responsibility to behave in a relatively mature manner. But because I'm the baby of the family (and have managed to retain the title, despited numerous nieces and nephews and a few …

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Response and follow up to – Saying it out Loud


On Twitter earlier this week, I referred to this old blog post. For some reason it had popped into my head and I was mulling it over. The post mentioned that for the first time, I'd done a public talk about being childless. I got a couple of comments/questions about it. After thinking about it …

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Discarded & Unnamed


Most of the time it doesn't hurt anymore. I go about my day to day life and I don't even give it a thought. Get the odd twinge, when I hear of pregnancies  but in general, not having children doesn't often cause me much pain anymore. Usually I'm just so delighted that there'll another little …

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