About Parenthood

“Mum, What’s the Meaning of Lice?”…

Apparently head lice has reached epidemic proportions in Ireland now, not surprised quite frankly but what's been going down (or up!) in our household. Here's my tips for treatment.

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Grief and Loss, Project Write

Confounding Symptoms. If only…

My father was a neurosurgeon, and he made mistakes. If he had been more of a machine and less human, was never tired or sick himself and always made the right decisions, there are still vast swathes of unchartered territory in the medical understanding of how our bodies work. To put it simply, what makes… Continue reading Confounding Symptoms. If only…

Project Write

WooHoo! It’s done, all 10,000 words of it!

I could see the little number counter clocking higher and higher down on the left hand side of the screen in Word so I just couldn't stop. I finally completed Chapter Six last night and this concludes the first section of my book, as well as the 10k March writing challenge - and I'm delighted! I am just… Continue reading WooHoo! It’s done, all 10,000 words of it!

Food

Of Kids, Cottage Pie, Chocolate and Turnips (on St Patrick’s Day)

  This is not a recipe, really. It's just poorly photographed discussion around something delicious. There are some really beautiful food blogs out there, and this is not one of them. My cooking is more about fueling the masses on a daily basis. So last night I made cottage pie for 9 and while I was… Continue reading Of Kids, Cottage Pie, Chocolate and Turnips (on St Patrick’s Day)

Food

The Best 15 Minute Chocolate Biscuit Cake recipe -I’ve tried hundreds!

Apologies for the photo quality, I'd rather eat my food than take pictures of it. Chocolate Biscuit Cake is one of my (many) weaknesses- I hope heaven is filled with chocolate biscuit cake because then I'd eat it non-stop and never worry about my shape. I craved it just after I had my first baby… Continue reading The Best 15 Minute Chocolate Biscuit Cake recipe -I’ve tried hundreds!

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Chapter Two -Arm wrestling with a novel, and life.

I am reduced to drinking espresso, they are quicker to make. I am learning what it is to squeeze the necessary tasks of life into what I really want to be doing, ALL the TIME. I didn't imagine that my head would be crammed and attention arrested so entirely with this book writing process. I have… Continue reading Chapter Two -Arm wrestling with a novel, and life.

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From Blogging to Writing a Novel -slightly terrifying!

Big breath in, I feel as if I am making myself extremely vulnerable by posting this, BUT, I have just taken a monumental step from posting on my blog to embarking on writing a novel (eek) and if you'd like to become a reader for me, please let me know. Like all first babies it's… Continue reading From Blogging to Writing a Novel -slightly terrifying!