The Joy of Being a Townie
farmer and cows

I’m good at making the best of things, I really am.  People who know the inner workings of my wallet tell me I’m a brilliant money manager and I tell them I agree.  When, 20 years ago, I suffered a miscarriage I grieved for my baby and my broken dreams all while understanding that in […]

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A Timely Post

So January has turned into February and I’m just starting to get into my new year stride.  Just beginning to accept the party’s over and that’s not easy when I haven’t even reached the bottom layer of the Fox’s Favourites.  In the matter of the three boxes of Thorntons Chocolates the defendant is exercising her […]

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Cracking Up – In More Ways than One

Thanks to Cork Opera House for making me chuckle this morning. In fact, I've been laughing quite a lot this week despite stuff happening that will change the entire course of the rest of my life – and I've no idea where this path is leading.  How exciting is that? I was chatting to Judith […]

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Birthday Joy and Sadness

Two of my favourite people in the world have next-door birthdays.  First, there's Joe, my pops, who yesterday was 84.  He is a grumpy old sod with a heart of solid gold.  Actually, he's less grumpy than he appears.  Fact is, he's pretty deaf and so when there's a few people around he tends to […]

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Getting into Gear: Quarter 2

It's been a long time, I know.  But life goes on.  It's 1st April.  Today we start the second quarter of 2009, another new beginning and another opportunity to seize the day, let go of the past and look forward. I turned 50 last month and my friends were there for me, if not my […]

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