• Joy Pockets

    the loan of a writing shed in the woods beside my house catkins making a birds nest red velvet cake a tonne of writing commissions sharing food with friends filling our pockets with hidden conkersthe weekend coming round…again giggles love What are Joy Pockets anyway? […]

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  • Happy Spring

    It seems like after the fun and frolics of Christmas and New Year the celebrations calendar dries up for months, except for the pink ruffle of Valentines Day. Easter celebrations seem a long way off. But then, like buses, in two days four celebrations come up at […]

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  • Wordless Wednesday

    Except it’s lots of words…and it’s not quite Wednesday!! A five-year-old’s recipe… Wee and  Some Poo And some brown sugar Whisk Peanut Butter Butter Don’t stink! Written all by himself on freezer labels and stuck on the fridge, whilst I was cooking Peanut Butter Blondies […]

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  • Jesus in a spaceship

    My son started at the local school this September. 95% of Irish schools are Catholic. Irish schools have a required 30 minutes daily religious instruction. However, we are not religious. How will this work we wonder… And so today, a conversation started in our house. “Who […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    unpacked boxesanticipation our wedding cherry tree planted out in our own garden – 7 years later! purple tights Spring energy blogging joy pockets mini morning mindfulness practice my children dressed up as pants superheroes an Amazon basket full of goodies finding my old University essaysbaby […]

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  • Until the Light of Morning – CD review

    “I have just come downstairs from singing my children to sleep. What a wonderful experience. No fighting or tears, just two sweaty little bodies gradually growing limper in my arms as slumber and song intertwined and lulled them, my words perhaps painting the start of their […]

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  • The lost art of lullaby

    I have just come downstairs from singing my children to sleep. What a wonderful experience. No fighting or tears, just two sweaty little bodies gradually growing limper in my arms as slumber and song intertwined and lulled them, my words perhaps painting the start of their […]

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  • I see you baby!

    I write very few gloating mama posts. In general one’s pride in one’s own children does not translate well to others. But I cannot resist… Baby Ash is ten and a half months old. It seems every day we have a new achievement to cheer […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    snowdrops mud between my fingers my baby walking around the garden for the first time in delight a very popular blog posting vietnamese pork stew pregnant friends  my dancing girls the election being called – and Brian Cowen (Irish Premier) finally realising he is persona non grata […]

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  • YES! A big shout out

    I have just come across a new idea right up my street in YES! magazine  which author Chuck Collins, a senior researcher at the US Institute for Policy Studies, refers to as Common Security Clubs. Those who have been interested in my Transition Family posts and this […]

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