The Luck of the Irish

Outside the Irish Embassy, August 2018 Like many people who grew up in England's North West, I have Irish ancestry on both branches of my family tree. North and South of the border. Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland. Migration to England in both the 19th and the 20th Centuries. It's something that I've been … Continue reading The Luck of the Irish

A Hair Raising {Pony}Tail

My gorgeous god daughter did something pretty amazing at the start of the summer. She chose to cut her hair ... ... and donate the pony tail to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair … Continue reading A Hair Raising {Pony}Tail

The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters

What am I going to do with all the letters? Paired I'm going to read them. Of course I am. Safe in the knowledge that Mum knew that I would, at some point, and that I have the blessing of our Australian friends-like-family. Over his morning coffee, The Brainy One casually enquired recently, "What will … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters

Dear Mum and Dad

Back in the Summer, I made The Boy Child a Secret Keeper ...  after I'd had a chat with him about Santa.  He wasn't very impressed with neither me nor the 'secret', truth be told, but he rallied when I pointed out he could still write a Christmas Wish List. Did you notice that he … Continue reading Dear Mum and Dad

My Real Life Experience

Having reached a significant milestone in life recently (the age that falls somewhere between 49 and 51), it occurred to me that no matter how long The Boy Child lives for, I will always have had more of real life experience. And here's why … in years gone by: I had to make sense of … Continue reading My Real Life Experience