How are you all doing? Here in Ireland, lockdown is being relaxed. I have to say everything is a bit weird, life is definitely not as we knew it, nor, I suspect, will it be for some time. But life goes on, even if it feels a bit odd. Last Saturday, I finally got my… Continue reading Three Precious Hours
As things get back to a new normality, it’s got me thinking back to normality as we knew it pre-March 2020. Doesn’t that time feel like a previous life? A completely different world to the one we know now. It got me thinking, what would I do with just one day of that old normality?… Continue reading What would you do with one day of “normality”?
As we start to emerge from lockdown many of us are thinking about what we’ve learned from staying at home and doing very little. Well, I say doing very little, but that’s not really true is it? I don’t know anyone who has been at home literally doing nothing. In many ways lockdown has made… Continue reading Lockdown Lessons
Just a short post today to mark Father’s Day! My husband is celebrating his second Father’s Day today with our little man and I just wanted to say what a great dad he is. As regular readers of the blog will know, it’s not easy for him as he has multiple sclerosis (ms), so there… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
Have you ventured out yet? It’s all a bit exciting isn’t it? You know, being able to go shopping for something other than food. I’ve only ventured out once so far on a non-essential shopping trip and that was for something very essential – our little man’s first pair of shoes! My goodness, another milestone.… Continue reading Venturing Out into the “New Normal”
When I look at the way the world is at the moment it can be overwhelming. Racism is something that I just don’t understand, why someone is judged by the colour of their skin is beyond my comprehension. As far as I’m concerned we’re all people, it’s our actions and the way we treat others,… Continue reading Can Books Help to Change the World?
We had a first birthday last week! It marked the end of the fastest year of my life! I cannot believe that our little man is one. And in lockdown too, so not exactly the family tea party or the birthday weekend trip to Dublin Zoo that I’d envisaged. Still, we made the best of… Continue reading First Year Reflections
As a parent one of the things you want to be able to do is to provide for your children. When a crisis, like the current one, happens that can become difficult. Now, I’m very fortunate in that, although my music job is currently on a hiatus with no definite return date as yet, my… Continue reading The Unknown Future of Music
Hi! How are you doing? It has been so long since I last posted because, to be quite honest, I’ve just been so busy; in fact I can’t believe how busy I’ve been without leaving the house! Up until last week I was working from home as well as looking after my little man. Naturally… Continue reading It’s Been A While…
A scene from this morning's walk. I spoke to someone today! An actual person in the flesh – who wasn’t my husband or my son! It was the postman and we had a short conversation; under normal circumstances this isn’t unusual as I’m living in a semi-rural area of Ireland where generally you would know… Continue reading We Really Do Need Each Other