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On the dole again, I can’t wait to get on the dole again!


Okay its not technically true, I am still self-employed, however my largest client did drop me like an unwanted hot potato in late January. So after I have had enough time to think it through and gather my thoughts – … Continue reading

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Finished my Masters!!!!!


I cannot really believe it, but I handed in my Thesis on friday 25th January and my Masters in Professional Writing is complete! Never will there be a more apt time to overuse exclaimation mark!!! What started two years ago … Continue reading

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Positive Redundancy #21 free clothes


Years ago I remember getting bags of clothes from neighbours.  As the youngest girl and the youngest grand-child I had 3 drawers of clothes, compared to my  sisters meagre solitary, lonely drawer. At the height of the Celtic Tiger, we … Continue reading

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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 #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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