Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dubliners in Dublin


Today I think I possibly had the best theatre of my life. I was brought up going to community plays and I also love Friel, Shakespeare and Marie Jones. I love Oscar Wilde with an unending passion.  I absolutely loved … Continue reading

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Papparazz?


On saturday when my article was published, my friend was on her way round, so as a joke when the door bell, I bounded forward, opened the door and shouted ‘ No Paparazzi Please!’ God love the poor Jehovah witnesses!! … Continue reading

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You can take a woman out of the country…


When I was in ‘the big job’ we never had an open fire, just the gas heating as it was handy and cheap.  Now that energy costs have gone mad, a neighbour last year organised for us to get our … Continue reading

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Reading glasses at the ready? Then I will begin


In the 1980’s I grew up reading The Sunday Independent in rural county Antrim.  My Laois-born mother and myself went to mass at half past nine every sunday in Cullybackey and on the way home we stopped in Gaston’s garage and bought  The Irish Independent – … Continue reading

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Another happy Redundantee


Met a friend of Roberts today, who is in his 40’s and has started a course in programming part time, while looking after his young kids. His wife works as a company accountant in an investment company. He said their … Continue reading

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First Trophy EVER!!!


Yesterday was a huge day in our family!  There was a dog show for all breeds and cross breeds in Maynooth, so we thought for a day out we would enter Rex.  When we arrived the obstacle course was just … Continue reading

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Group together for Groupon!


Bargain sites with their daily tease  saturate my inbox!  I enthuse about the teeth veneers I need, or the Indian Meal for two I could be eating, or that exhilarating colonic irrigation  I obviously need!  But thankfully by the time pay day … Continue reading

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