Monthly Archives: October 2011

Positive #47 – Time for Birthdays


Today is a Birthday in our house. And what a year it has been for Robert, he had a close call on his health a few days before his birthday last year, and then lost his job for over a year.  … Continue reading

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Positive # 46 – Writing material revealed…


Frank Mc Court said, to have a miserable catholic childhood was one thing, but to have a miserable irish catholic childhood was much better – well okay, I paraphrased the great man.  But he is right in scriptwriting terms.  When … Continue reading

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Positive #45 The Journey to Galway


Today’s the day!  Up early bag packed, and I am going to Galway!!  I was so excited last night that I woke up at 4.30am thinking it was time to go!  When I lived in Sydney I went to a … Continue reading

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Positive #44 Atrial Fibrillation – Robert


On 10/10/2010 Robert collapsed at home with his first AF attack.  Apparently that is the luckiest day in the chinese calender. When we met the pharmacist on the ward the next day, he told us, that 90% of initial AF attacks … Continue reading

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Positive #43 ‘Redundancy Hair Day’


The straighteners now lie redundant under the bed, the velcro rollers are in a basket under my writing desk, and the mousse has cemented over.  Yes these happy days of no work, mean the pressure is off on the old hair front. … Continue reading

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Positive #42 ‘Laundry’ – Magdalene style.


Today I saw ‘Laundry’, as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.  I could write chapters about what I saw today.  As soon as I stepped inside the disused Magdalene Laundry in Sean Mcdermott Street, it was like stepping inside a time machine.  … Continue reading

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Positive Redundancy #41 I love TESCO


Last Wednesday morning, amid the normal chaos that is our house in the morning we ran out of milk.  So Robert popped to Tesco and bought 2L of their own brand semi-skimmed milk. So I assembled the kids in front of Spongey Bobis and put … Continue reading

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