What I’m Reading: Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to read. My Mum was a big reader and our house was always filled with books. It’s family lore that no-one taught me to read, I simply picked it up as […]

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Y Not: the trials of joining a gym as a parent

In an effort to retain some semblance of sanity and shift my winter weight gain (from 2013), I decided that this year, I’d become a gym-goer. Why now? Part of it was setting an example for our kids for maintaining […]

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In Our Shoes

Last week I had a few rare baby- and kid-free hours, so I hit my favourite local consignment store. We have a couple of weddings to go to this summer and one of the things I gave up when I […]

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My Old School*: reunions and remembrances

After struggling for several years, my old school is finally buckling under financial pressure and amalgamating with another one. The ever-rising cost of living means fewer and fewer families can afford the tuition that’s necessary to keep such a school afloat. […]

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Dear Mum …

Today would have been your 67th birthday. If you were still here, we probably would have taken a trip somewhere. Maybe we would have gone to Victoria, our old stomping ground. We’d always start in Murchies (is it still there?) […]

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