Category Archives: christmas

London Screenwriters Festival here I come!!!


Slowly but surely over the last two years I have got increasingly more confident about my abilty as a writer and in particular as a screenwriter. Last autumn when I first became aware of The London Screenwriters Festival I thought … Continue reading

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#76 Introducing pocket money


Last week I introduced pocket money. I had tried this two years ago when I was working – unmitigated disaster. I spend twice the normal amount on kids magazines, sweets and donuts. But this time I am with them all … Continue reading

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#74 Winter wonderland in Dublin


Another great day off with the kids. One of the huge benefits of redundancy is no child care issues – ever. Today we went to Winter Wonderland in Kilmainham in Dublin. We bought vouchers for all the rides when we … Continue reading

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#73 Sticker books with Granny


It’s 3 degrees outside and the heating has been on all day. Aoife is sitting on the sofa snuggled with her Granny, doing a Christmas Clothes sticker book. Now, there is the initial sticking, then later there will be movement … Continue reading

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#72 New Year, almost New Me


A lot has changed this last 12 months. I felt nearly sad and empty as I thought of all the bad news we have encountered as a family and me┬ápersonally. But then my friend pointed out, that I am now … Continue reading

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#71 Breakfast at Hogans


This morning Aoife smoothed out her new sparkly top on the bed, she then choose matching woollen tights, a skirt and finally matching shoes. ‘Could we go out for breakfast’ she asked, as clearly a girl who is all dressed … Continue reading

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’69 Elvis at our school concert


‘Elvis is singing at our schoool concert’ I told my husband, as I picked him up from work. He raised an eyebrow, and then rolled his eyes to heaven. ‘He told me himself today’ ‘Really?’. ‘Well, I swear on my … Continue reading

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