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Actual Rage Against Actual Machines

Twenty and thirty years ago I’d get letters and cards in the post. At home. Then away  – at the Gaeltacht, on Erasmus, on my summer in Canada. Excitedly I’d open them, read and re-read them. Birthday wishes, belated birthday wishes, just-to-say-hi notes, across-the-miles cards, long letters on what I was missing and who was… Continue reading Actual Rage Against Actual Machines

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Project 333 – The Why and The How Of It

Clothes are not my thing really. I’ve never really been into, or understood, fashion and that, I think, played a part in me realising in my early twenties which cuts, styles and colours suit me. I like to wear clothes I look well in and if they don’t fit in with the current mainstream trend… Continue reading Project 333 – The Why and The How Of It

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What’s Rare is Wonderful – Families and Formal Wear

A wedding, a garden party and two communions, that’s what we have been through over the last two months. That’s a lot of suit-wearing for little boys. Luckily they seem to love the novelty of being dressed up like their Papa – the white shirts, ties and dickie bows, pocket handkerchiefs  and waistcoats were a… Continue reading What’s Rare is Wonderful – Families and Formal Wear

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My Top 7 Shops In Kenmare, County Kerry

Last month we got to spend a few days in County Kerry, basing ourselves in one of  The Kenmare Bay Hotel’s self-catering lodges.  Most of our stay was spent outdoors exploring nature reserves, hiking, taking boat trips and playing with water whenever the opportunity arose. Having not been in Kenmare since I was a child,… Continue reading My Top 7 Shops In Kenmare, County Kerry

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A Luxury Lodge Stay at The Kenmare Bay Hotel

The wedding is over but normality has not resumed. I mean that in the best possible way.  We are lucky to have been treated to our own little honeymoon in County Kerry, Ireland, as guests of The Kenmare Bay Hotel.  After the busy time we’ve had so far this year – the lice, the hen… Continue reading A Luxury Lodge Stay at The Kenmare Bay Hotel

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Operation Better Bridesmaid

After my last bridesmaid post, in which I wallowed in my uselessness at this particular job, I noticed that I had forgotten my nephew’s first birthday. I say “noticed” but in reality my sister, the bride-to-me and mother of said nephew, phoned me to tell me.  She was probably simultaneously wondering if she could get… Continue reading Operation Better Bridesmaid