If someone could see deep inside you they would see the rawness, They would see that behind the momentary smile, a smile where you forget for a split second , that a part of you has dimmed. They might then truly realise, that even though you don’t want there to be a new you, that... Continue Reading →
I want to be that girl on the telly, you know the one with the bicycle. You know the one who for some reason on her period wants to wear her white short shorts to go with her belly top.The tiny tops that show off her non bloated stomach as she goes go for a... Continue Reading →
Your shoe pile grows in terms of flats and runners and not heels. Hoodies and rain coats are fast outnumbering your other jackets, short leather coats aren't known for their waterproofness. The first thing you do after a holiday is to get the washing on and then sit down for a glass of wine. Not... Continue Reading →
It ends in a named grave, It has ended in unmarked graves of the past . Our names end up hidden in filing cabinets, Or in an archived email folder. Lives ended in laundries, They began and then again ended in the same laundries. We are left to travel outside of our homeland on planes,... Continue Reading →
The school bell rings and no matter what fun or drama I faced in school that day, as I packed up my bag, put on my coat and walked out the gates to either cycle or catch the bus home, my day was over. Putting my key in the front door and entering my childhood... Continue Reading →
I had an interesting conversation with my three and a half-year old twins over the weekend. My son turned to me as we sat cosied up on the couch,winding down for bed-time, our bodies growing weary from a packed day of swimming, relation visiting and a trip to the circus and exclaimed ,"Mammy you have... Continue Reading →
Today is my 40th birthday, I am alive. I will not mourn the non achievements, I will welcome the chance to still achieve, To still dream. I wont settle, I will strive. I am happy , I will be happier, I will dream, dare, do. I will really live my life, Will you?
Every New Years eve for the last ten years I have made the same resolution. You might think that is a cop-out but it has been one of the most significant resolutions of my life. 2018 sees me turning 40 in mid January, I know! who wants a birthday post-Christmas. I had vague notions of... Continue Reading →