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Food, Travel

‘broad bean’ and other edible body shapes…?

Or 'My Button Keeps Popping off My Pants and other Sad Stories' I am fortunate to have been pretty much the same shape and size my whole adult life but now I have bumped into a bit of a mental hurdle and I'm literally clambering over it to the next dress size up. It hasn't… Continue reading ‘broad bean’ and other edible body shapes…?

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About Parenthood, Creativity, Europe, Exploring Faith, Food, Project Write, Travel

10 beautiful things that make me grateful.

This post is inspired by two other bloggers: Ladynicci and You Baby Me Mummy who both recently wrote lists on gratitude and beauty. I think I'm meant to showcase some new products but as I have not received any freebies I'm not feeling the love need. So instead my first impulse was to write about all my… Continue reading 10 beautiful things that make me grateful.

About Parenthood, Travel

On holidays the camera never lies, but the photographer sometimes does.

Once again this year I carefully selected my favourite photographs of our holiday to showcase on Facebook. Funnily enough I didn't take any pictures of the less than memorable moments, and like any family holiday, there were quite a lot of them. Our recent getaways have been peppered with illness, car breakdowns and near death… Continue reading On holidays the camera never lies, but the photographer sometimes does.

Europe

My Silly List of Irish Threes

Is it just me or has anyone noticed how many Irish things come in threes? I reckon it all started 5200 years ago in an underground stone passage at Newgrange with this carving on a rock: (Click here too for more beautiful visuals of Newgrange or Brú na Bóinne). It may be easy, as a… Continue reading My Silly List of Irish Threes

Europe, Project Write

Moon Ate the Dark Challenge:Liberty Henwick/A Cosmic Slagging (Or Moon gives out about Sun)

A grand bit of craic: my writing prompt submission was posted earlier this evening over on Brave and Reckless’ Blog. TANKS, I’m deloited!! (Do you think that living in Ireland has rubbed off on me a little bit after thirteen years?

Brave and Reckless

I am really excited and pleased by the amount of submissions I received for the Moon Ate the Dark Writing Prompt Challenge.   I intend to post all of the submissions on Brave and Reckless.  Please give a warm welcome to this group of new and experienced writers!


C’mere to me, I was just knackered like. I’d been up all night, and besides I was feelin’ fat. It was ‘that time of the month’ – again. I literally just shut my eyes for a moment there and did a massive yawn. I tell ya, I breathed in so deep, I could taste salt off your seas from all the way over here.

Janey Mack! When I opened my eyes all I could see was this blindin’ brightness.  I thought to meself, ‘You Eejit, ye’ve gone and swallowed up the whole night!’

But then I blinked and saw it was only himself…

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Travel

If Chaos is your Thing, I’d recommend flying via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is small. You arrive downstairs, walk a tiny bit and go up an escalator to upstairs. from whence you depart through a rustic little security zone. Here the roller belts are narrow so that bags tend to fall off the sides, staff randomly heap piles of trays up on the floor… Continue reading If Chaos is your Thing, I’d recommend flying via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

About Parenthood, Travel

Typical South African sights you will never see in Ireland.

In two weeks we will have been living in Ireland for thirteen years and in this time we have returned to South Africa every two years or less to visit family so that we can maintain the relationships between our children and their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Apart from that we love the country and… Continue reading Typical South African sights you will never see in Ireland.