Oh dear, there are veritable cobwebs on my blog. I may have forgotten how to drive this thing, but let’s give it a go. This year has been a lot of upheaval, personally and professionally. Yet, thankfully, in these final few weeks of 2019 I can look back and see that I’ve done the best… Continue reading Life Behind The Scenes
We interrupt your regular programming to bring you breaking news (or it would have been if I’d read this book when it was first published last summer!) of a book I have completely fallen in love with, The Map Of Us. It’s got a typewriter, a garden, sand art, washing machines, French estate cars, statistics,… Continue reading Book Of The Summer Book Review!
Why we have to keep feeding the social media monster
It’s been so long since my last confession, I mean blogpost, that I managed to log myself out and forget my password. Naturally I feel ghastly for having set you all adrift and I imagine you are also suffering varying degrees of separation anxiety. But in my defense, life has been all-consuming. Which is probably… Continue reading To Kondo Or To Kondon’t
Well, I didn’t win the Costa Book Award, which is the first of today’s problems, but at least one of my favourite novels of last year – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – did, so that’s some consolation. Now before I delve into the dark and murky waters of #WriterProblems, I have to preface… Continue reading #WriterProblems ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Don’t get me wrong, I like pink. And I’m sure there are many men out there who like the colour blue. The problem is what these two colours have come to represent in terms of gender specific marketing, both for adults and more worryingly, children. Buster Books, publisher of colouring books… Continue reading Pink For Girls And Blue For Boys
To mark European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (24th -30th January) and World Cancer Day (4th February), I thought I’d take the opportunity to share my cervical screening story as part of the #ShareTheWisdom and #WeCanICan campaigns. It’s all about what we can each do as individuals to inform and empower ourselves, as well as others, on cancer… Continue reading #ShareTheWisdom
As we near the end of the first month of 2016, I think it’s a good time to review my New Year’s resolutions and see what progress I’ve made. Not one to toot my own horn, but I have to say readers, I’m nailing it!! Go on more dates The conversation was a bit one-sided,… Continue reading 7 New Years Resolutions – Nailed!
If you are of a superstitious nature and feeling a little bit silly for having a nagging fear of the number thirteen, then be consoled my friends! You are not alone. Ireland, the land of superstition as it is otherwise known, is one of the leading Western countries happy to carry on this unfounded belief… Continue reading Triskaidekaphobia – why are we afraid of a number?