Customer Service – Hot and Not

I popped into the local video shop the other day to rent an X-Box game for Our Kid only to find – Saturday evening – the one he wanted wasn't available.  As there were only 827 other options to choose from he declared loudly that nothing else was of the slightest interest and that was […]

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Mama, thank you for who I am…

Took the Wagster for a walk this morning in the sunshine, reflecting on how my life has changed this year – for poorer and for richer.  Happened upon Il Divo on my Ipod, listened to this and had a good cry as I walked.  I think the neighbours are getting used to 'the crying dog-walker'. […]

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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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Invasion of the Garden Snatchers and Other ‘Tails’

What purpose are these cows serving in my life? Earlier on today, they hot-hooved it up the length of the field where I assume the farmer must have been calling them to their Sunday fry-up. But even as I write these words, they have all come back down and are congregating just outside my fence…

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Having a Bless-Fest

It's time to stop and smell the roses, drink the coffee and use those lemons to make lemonade.  So here's what I'm grateful for right now… The dawning of a warm sunny Bank Holiday weekend.  Though I don't have a horrible job I need to escape from for a long weekend, there is something magical […]

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Where are Your Manners?

I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning. The old gent in the petrol station was filling his tank while leaning heavily on two crutches. He hobbled over to the shop and was just approaching the door when Ms Corporate Snotty-Drawers coming out of the shop also reached the door on the inside. With it being a glass door and him hardly fit to stand, I assumed she’d hold the door open while he staggered in, instead of which she opened the door, walked through and let it slam shut behind her as the two of us looked on in disbelief/

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