I Watched Crazy Rich Asians And I Have A Thing Or Two To Say About Women.

What can I write about women that hasn't already been said? At least from my perspective women and womanhood have been in the news a lot recently, or perhaps that is just because I've been paying more attention. #metoo, the Irish abortion referendum, gender pay equality, trailblazing female writers, musicians and sports people - whether … Continue reading I Watched Crazy Rich Asians And I Have A Thing Or Two To Say About Women.

How I Learned To Become Generous.

When my boyfriend quite candidly told me last September that he thought I wasn't a generous person I was affronted. I teach! I fought back. What can be more generous than that? He shrugged and we spoke no more of it but his words started a process of internal chat and self-analysis (more so than … Continue reading How I Learned To Become Generous.

Oh No. I Want To Travel.

My very first blog post on this site was a strongly worded declaration about how tired of travelling I was; how the act of moving around no longer held the same allure it once had. I am through, I effectively stated, with travel. Someone should have been there to tell me to sleep on it … Continue reading Oh No. I Want To Travel.

This Irish Person’s Thoughts on The Irish Language.

Without needing to think too much I would say that the most popular questions I have been asked over the last five years are: but isn't Ireland a part of the UK? and, is Irish just like English? The answers to both are a resounding no!! You'll know how I feel about the first question … Continue reading This Irish Person’s Thoughts on The Irish Language.

21 Diaries in 28 Years.

I've been sitting on this post for a long time now and I deliberately did not publish it in the run up to Christmas or in the days immediately into the new year for fear that it would be brushed aside as just another one of those NY resolutions posts. Keep a diary is so … Continue reading 21 Diaries in 28 Years.