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  • An honest RSVP

    Thank you for the invitation to your party. I was delighted to receive it and happy that you are celebrating. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it. I can make up an excuse, right now or nearer DDay. I usually do, though you […]

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  • Singing over the bones

    The Day of the Dead is fast approaching. So are the Days of All Saints and All Souls. Around a large proportion of the world, the houses and shops are decorated with skulls and skeletons, ghosts and ghouls.  These are the days where the living […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    Little gratitudes in the midst of reality… http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/ Sugar skulls for Dia de Los Muertos – I want to make some! *** Cheese and ham toasties – with red onion and tomato – dipped in tomato chilli jam *** Designing my own bookmarks – dead […]

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  • If I lived then…

    Often, as I reflect on the life I live, the full, expressive, creative, glorious, self-determined, sensual life that I sometimes take for granted,  I am only too aware that… If I lived in the Middle Ages I would be thought of as a witch, and […]

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  • Thank fuck for school

    Its Monday morning. The house is quiet. Our two older kids are at school. And I think: thank fuck! I bitch and whine and whinge and moan about school. About the amount of colouring in, religious dogma, early mornings, lack of creativity and imagination… But […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    I haven’t done Joy Pockets for ages. I miss my weekly doses of gratitude in the midst of mundanity. So here they are… My mad, cute family… *** My second book about to go to the printers – wahoo! *** Holding my nose into touseled […]

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  • And the leaves fall down

    The falling leaves drift by my window The falling leaves of red and gold Eva Cassidy I am tired. Bone tired. Dead tired. I feel about 150. On a good day.  Dark moon, plus chesty cough, plus an end of a lot of demanding commitments find me […]

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  • Down to the Bare Bones – Cutting (the fat of) Child Benefit

    Let us take care of our children, for they have a long way to go. Let us take care of our elders, for they have come a long way.  Let us take care of those of us in between, for we are doing the work. […]

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  • BlogMarch against Child Benefit Cuts

    We are on day 2 of the BlogMarch of 10 members of the Irish Parenting Bloggers group. A plan I dreamed up on the toilet last Friday morning and shared on the Irish Parenting Bloggers Facebook page. Over the next 48 hours magic happened through the incredible enthusiasm and hard […]

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  • What’s the hurry?

    As I await the final proof of my second book this year, I am working on the second draft of my third book – The Rainbow Way – which you all very kindly helped me to name! It could potentially be three books published in […]

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