Making stuff (up)

I attended a workshop a few months ago where we spent quite a lot of time making stuff and being creative. We also heard about how we sometimes (often) make stuff UP about ourselves and about life in general too. For example: “I’m not creative,”...
Labels and Leaving Certs

Labels and Leaving Certs

I found my Leaving Cert results the other day and they took my breath away!   I’d remembered they were pretty poor and even to this day, when they don’t matter anymore, there’s still a slight shame in remembering how I was told to say “I...
One for Sorrow, Two for Joy

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy

I’m sitting here waiting for the next client to arrive as I write this. The view from my window is amazing – I am blessed. I love being able to look out into the garden to see and hear nature; especially the birds that visit my bird tables (and from my...
I have embraced

I have embraced

I’m writing this having just returned from the cinema where I watched an On Demand film called ‘Embrace’. It’s an amazing documentary that explores the issue of body image for women living in a world obsessed with size and shape. It was...

The Sap is Rising

Can you see it? The longer shaft of light in the evening… Can you feel it? The sunshine that means an opened coat or a hat stuffed back in your pocket.. Can you hear it? The new birdsong that was silent last week… Can you taste it? The changing flavours of...
The First Time

The First Time

Do you remember your first time? Don’t be cheeky! I don’t mean THAT first time only – I mean all the other ones too. By the time you reach half a century (as I have a number of years ago), there have been plenty of first times – memorable,...