Tag Archives: Irish mothers

15 minutes of shame….

Every year , for the past 11 years , the Irish & friends of the Irish expat community in Paris get together to have a big Ball. Now, I’m sure some of you are thinking that it kind of goes with the territory of being … Continue reading

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Prince and Pepperoni

It is my ‘non birthday / I’ve given up on getting older’ weekend. I’m rapidly approaching one of those great landmarks of life and I haven’t quite figured out how to use the brakes yet.  In real life, I can’t … Continue reading

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Hair & Housework.

I have learned the hard way , that with two (or any number of) small children , a different approach to general housework is necessary from time to time. I’m not talking about the endless daily sweeping , wiping , hoovering … Continue reading

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Trick or treat ?

It’s almost Halloween. Last big blow out before everyone starts panicking about things like forgetting some-one on their Christmas card lists. The shops and supermarkets should be jam packed with all things orange , glowy eyed and ghoulishly consumer orientated. BUT … Continue reading

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The world at my feet

 Years ago in college , part of our training was a couple of weekly sessions of ‘Alexander Technique‘  with a quirky , but incredibly spright old man called Monty. It was one of the classes I made sure not to … Continue reading

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Freud and frozen food….

If there’s one thing (other than writing exceptional music & literature) I can honestly say the Irish excel in , its feeling guilty. There are a few inspirational exceptions (take Michael O’ Leary for example) , but based on my own … Continue reading

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Parenting , its a dirty job……

My kids decided to turn the tables on me this week and get a bit atomic themselves. It all started last Sunday night when I went to do the last minute tuck in checks before going to bed. There were some … Continue reading

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