Monthly Archives: August 2011

Positive Redundancy # 28 well-fed kids


I read a disturbing letter today in the Irish Times. http://www.irishtimes.com/letters/  It describes a family from Tralee who haven’t enough money to feed their children, as all their dole money goes to pay their mortgage.  I re-read it twice, thinking … Continue reading

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Redundancy positive #27 cheap hotel offers


There are so many offers, if you (like me) have the flexibility to avail of them. We ‘were’ weekend-away professionals! We had weekends away 6-7 times per year. Lets face it we had brunch every sunday pre-kids; We had dinner … Continue reading

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Positive Redundancy #26 Neighbours


As a child I lived in rural Ulster on a farm, and neighbours were everything.  If your cows broke out, they would help you put them back in the field.  If it rained when you were ‘saving’ the hay – they would … Continue reading

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Positive Redundancy #25 Ebay


My neighbour Liz, who I have met post-redundancy has introduced me to the joys of eBay!  At her daughter’s birthday party practically everything was from eBay.  Converse trainers for €5, Marks and Spencer’s Per Una tops for £6!  It didn’t take someone … Continue reading

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Positive Redundancy #24 Studying and self-belief


When I worked in Corporate sales, I used to dream about winning the lottery and being able to do whatever I wanted. It would usually consist of houses on every continent, a yacht and becoming a writer. When I had … Continue reading

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Newstalk – the good news!


Just a quick update – my POD  cast on Newstalk website was the most visited and listened too of all week! Thanks to everyone who listened or left a comment, or recommended via Facebook or Twitter! Thanks SO much for … Continue reading

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Positive Redundancy #22 We bought a shark!


‘We got a shark’ , I said, ‘What’, my husband said into the phone. ‘We bought a shark’, I said. ‘A What?’ my husband asked again. So I talked slower ‘Today….we…..bought …a …..shark’. ‘For a moment there, I thought you … Continue reading

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