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Running Into Second Class

Last year she clung tightly as she walked into her first day of first class. This year she excitedly ran to the yard with her friend in tow, to catch up with class mates she hadn’t seen all summer. There was … Continue reading

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Life According to ‘El Pueblo’

I’ve spent the last eight days in a Spanish Pueblo. The residents are mainly retired. There are a few (very few) young adults, working adults and young families (all moving to the town because of affordable housing) – but the … Continue reading

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Why So Quick To Shame?

It’s been so infuriating seeing social media’s outrage at the fact that Kylie Jenner went to Coachella. Apparently, this makes her the worst person ever! Her crime? She gave birth a couple of months ago, so supposedly, this means she … Continue reading

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Repeal The Eighth

Only a few months ago I walked past some pregnancy test shelves and thought to myself, wow that’s a period of my life that is now over. It was hard to comprehend that as pregnancy tests have been a very … Continue reading

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Help! Why is that word sometimes so hard to say?

  The above picture is what people saw on their TVs this morning if they were watching “Ireland AM”. It looks like things are all under control, just as we are about to go to air. What no-one sees (or … Continue reading

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Christmas Card Cheer

I love Christmas for so many reasons. One reason is because at this time of the year my post box is usually filled with letters/cards rather than bills. Well, that used to be the case. Over the past few years, … Continue reading

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Ditch the list!

Christmas seems to be all about lists. Lists of presents to be bought; lists of people to meet; lists of food for Christmas day; lists of presents we would love; and the list goes on. These lists can alleviate the … Continue reading

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