The Quiet Truth is the third novel from Sharon Thompson and once again I am drawn in from the very beginning of this character driven historical fiction. What is the book about When Charlie Quinn returns to Northern Ireland, having spent sixty years in Canada, the people he left behind are shocked to see him.... Continue Reading →
Adele by Nicola Cassidy ,the forgotten sister of Fred Astaire, dancer,icon,star.Book review
This is not just historical fiction,a book about Adele Astaire, sister to Fred ,ultimately a star in her own right but a story intermixed with factual and fictional characters who bring us along the many highs,low, successes and personal tragedies that was the life of Adele. I always love a novel that you learn from,... Continue Reading →
Book review : We need to talk about the conditions of my imprisonment..And other funny parenting stories.
I was lucky enough to be gifted a pre-release copy of this hilarious anthology of parenting stories and found myself with a sore neck from nodding my head in agreement and wiping tears from my eyes at alot of the stories in this compilation. The blurb : We Need to Talk About the Conditions... Continue Reading →
Treat yourself on Valentines day
As romantic as I can be, at times, when I have the energy these days! I don't generally buy into the whole Valentines day thing. Over the years we have cooked meals at home, because the whole overpriced, rush in and out restaurant meal never appealed to us and we do gift cards but here... Continue Reading →
Free Irish language support pack,introducing our language at a young age.
When it came to naming our twin boy and girl we felt strongly that we should have a link to our heritage and decided to give them Irish names. Whilst we do encounter problems from time to time, primarily systems not recognising the fada leading to mispronunciation. I think it is important to now introduce... Continue Reading →
One for him, one for her and one for Mammy. Competition time.
So with Black Friday domineering everything here in Ireland the last week I reckon everyone has had their fill of browsing online for clothing and bargains! So I decided to do a little competition and as always there is something for him, for her and for Mammy. I am passionate about reading, from a young... Continue Reading →
Happy World book day
As the day closes I wanted to celebrate #worldbookday with my memories from childhood and memories with the twins . I think I may be a teeney bit more excited than the kids as these are the first non picture/text books I have read to them but they enjoyed the covers and a few... Continue Reading →