I love magazines, I guess I have a bit of an addiction to them.  As you can imagine I was delighted to receive a copy of the first ICA magazine, and after setting myself up with a cup of…

Today it was time to stop and think.  To contemplate the changes in my life over the past few years, and now doubt the changes to come. When I am working on my Wednesday quote series, sometimes I start with…

  I have had a relationship with insomnia for many years.  I think I have it under control and then wham another night with two ten minute naps and I am sitting at work struggling to focus. It was so…

I wear glasses, most of the time anyway.  I have been wearing them since my early twenties, and even though I do have contacts, I tend to stick to my specs.  They are comfortable and most importantly I can see!…

  I love this quote, and quite often use it as an excuse for my clutter problem. Everyone who knows me personally is having a good giggle at this stage.  I really am very untidy.  I really do try, but…

  As a card holding people pleaser I have had to learn how to say no. After yet another week and weekend of non-stop activities a friend kindly pointed out that I may have over commitment issues.  I was a…

Change is something I have learnt to embrace.  It isn’t easy, and I still find it a huge challenge, but I have learnt that change offers opportunity. This post is a very special Wednesday quotation as the quote in question…

Today I went for a walk on the beautiful beach at Carrownisky near Westport.  This has got to my one of my favourite Sunday activities, and this time it was even better because I had the company of my very…

  Years ago, after coming home from work a little stressed and worn down from office politics, I was presented with a ceramic duck.  ‘Put this on your desk, and look at it every time you need to’.  Wise words…

The Irish Country Woman’s Association (ICA) has been going for 105 years.  I heard about it soon after I arrived in Ireland, but never got around to joining, mostly due the fact that I was living far out in the…

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