In this moment... Everyone is asleep. Except me. It is midday. Saturday. Chaos is not reigning. Outside rain pounds the pavement. Hailstones appear. The dogs are indoors. Asleep. Both babies dream. A poorly husband, rarely ill, gone upstairs to nap, is fast asleep. He will be cross I didn't wake him. It is rare he … Continue reading A Moment
Today I want to discuss history. Patriotism. Terror. Poetry. Reality. Destruction. Rebellion. 100 years has passed since the Easter Rising in Dublin. It started April 24th so officially we aren't at the 100 year marker yet, but it was Easter so it feels correct to remember it on this bank holiday. At the time, many of … Continue reading Easter 1916
The Joys of Two Under Two!
It is time to extol the pleasures of being a Mam of two under two. They won't be this small and sweet for ever. I will look back and long for these days. They may be long, tiring and at times very stressful but they are always, always worth it. I started this blog with … Continue reading The Joys of Two Under Two!
Cupid shoots Poetry
Poetry and I are friends. In fact, poetry is a central part of my job. My passion for verse is bottomless. Thankfully! I don't believe myself actor enough to fake it. I teach teenage boys poetry. A LOT of poetry. Outsiders often comment. Not for all the money in the world, they say, could I … Continue reading Cupid shoots Poetry