Ever since my garden has become my new favourite thing, it's fair to say I'm obsessed with all things horticultural. I spend at least one lunchtime each week in the garden centre, I like nothing more than potting up pretty plants for my patio and I've started collecting shrubs for my newly cleared borders which … Continue reading A visit to Wollerton Hall Gardens
If you've happened upon this post thinking it's something to do with recycling or living a more sustainable life then...soz! It's actually just a vacuous post about clothes ("just", she says, as if clothes aren't part of her life blood!) I realised recently that I didn't really have any green in my wardrobe. Then I … Continue reading Going green
Anyone else feeling slightly buoyed by the good results of the last couple of weeks? Ireland overwhelmingly voted to Repeal the 8th amendment, meaning that women across the country have choice and freedom when it comes to their bodies and their pregnancies. It was positive to see the breakdown of voting numbers, and that people … Continue reading Good things are happening…
Today Irish nationals go to the polls in a referendum about legalising abortion. Under the 8th amendment, apart from in very few circumstances, it's illegal for a woman to abort a pregnancy in Ireland. This includes if she is the victim of rape, if the foetus has life limiting disabilities detected in the womb or … Continue reading Repeal the 8th
You know when there are simple things in life that bring a smile to your face? These are my current ones! James Bay - Pink Lemonade Considering I thought most of the single releases from his previous album wee a load of melancholy tosh, I can't get enough of this song. Is it recorded in … Continue reading 5 things I’m loving right now
We'd all like to think that we'd instinctively know what to say or do if a family member shared something important with us, but it's not always the case. Sometimes we might need advice from a third party. It's not very often, though, that the third party would be a gay bar! This story is … Continue reading Friday Feeling  – who you gonna call? Gay Bar!
I've purposely stayed out of the MHAW blog posts and tweets so far because I don't really have anything to add that doesn't look like bandwagon jumping just for views or likes. But I was inspired to write this by an article written by Fiona Thomas for Metro newspaper. I don't have imposter syndrome, by … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – do I still have depression?
It's my final post about Rome, promise (until I go back again - which I most definitely will). I thought I'd do a quick round up of the more practical things - sleeping and eating! Hotel Antica Dimora delle Cinque Lune This hotel was marvellous; situated on the top 3 floors of a 6 story … Continue reading Rome – where we stayed and where we ate
I don't know about you, but I tend not to shop very much in February and March. The shops are full of new season stuff but it's still too bloody cold outside to wear anything less than 10 tog quilted clothes and hide under blankets at all time. Come April though, I start to get … Continue reading Some Everything Five Pounds buys
My cockles were warmed on multiple levels this week by this story. A man riding the New York subway, re-teaching himself fractions so he could help his son, and in turn being offered help by a stranger. Why the multiple cockle warming, you may ask? (or you may not!) Firstly the Dad, obvs. I have … Continue reading Friday Feeling  – self improvement and some help from a stranger