Monthly Archives: April 2011

Redundancy Positive # 8 Time


I remember it like a bad dream that won’t go away. Himself used to have a food business and I would often help out. I am kind of handy in the kitchen in a pastry kind of way. Not in … Continue reading

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Positive #7 Holidays


There was a time when we were threatened divorce everytime we packed the car for ‘the holidays’. Typically these would start two days before as the mountain of un-washed and un-ironed clothes groaned on my clothes horse. There were last … Continue reading

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Positive #6 No more Corporate cliches


Okay – so let me run this up the flagpole. Lets put it out there to see if it has legs. Lets blue-sky this one. Lets ramp up the activity. Lets hit 120% on this. Because as we all know … Continue reading

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Positive #5 -Welfare in Ireland


Yes – you are right to do a double take. Surprisingly for anyone (yes my cousin in NYC I am talking to you 🙂 ) reading this outside Ireland – there is a generous welfare system here. Yet it depends … Continue reading

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Positive # 4 – IKEA breakfasts


There are many things that surprised me about redundancy. Mostly this is how many simple – dare I say cheap -pleasures I have discovered since getting the heave-ho. The most surprising is the love-in I am having with IKEA. And … Continue reading

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Positive # 3 – one with my emotions


After I had kids I would  have said that I became quite emotional.  I cried for a week when Lucy got stabbed in ER.  I embarrased myself in row D when Les Miserables came to Belfast – when Fantine sang before … Continue reading

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