Monthly Archives: January 2014


OPERATION LUGHNASADH

  Lughnasadh is the name given to the Irish harvest festival and in fact is the Irish word for August. Many years ago The Ban Chéile* and I decided to rename the cottage in the country Lughnasadh (pronounced loo-na-sa) for a number of reasons – 1) We didn’t like the name […]


LOVE/HATE (NOT THE TV SHOW)

Just because I know you faithful reader are dying to know more about me I’ve set up two pages to help you understand the Things I Love and the Things I Hate. Now I know these lists are of great importance and a text-based list is all you need, but […]


CROSSROADS

Have you ever set out to do something, fully sure of what it was you wanted to achieve, only to find yourself on the road to that achievement without a map or signposts? I’ve found myself in that unenviable position when it comes to this blog. I intended it to be […]


MOVIE REVIEW: THE BLING RING

TITLE:  The Bling Ring DIRECTOR: Sofia Coppola STARRING: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson BLURB: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. RATING:  2 out of 10   I’ll keep this short because the movie The Bling […]


THE LEADER OF THE PACK (SOMETIMES!)

  When I was born our family dog (Toby) immediately decided I was his responsibility and much to my parent’s horror anytime he got the chance he would squeeze his way into the carrycot or pram to protect me. When he got the message that getting into the pram with […]


THE SEARCH FOR THE “PERFECT” LUNCHBOX

Some men have devoted their life to searching for hidden cities and others have searched for cures, I, on the other hand, have spent a considerable amount of my time in search of – drum roll – the perfect lunchbox (this is not a euphemism for anything worth sniggering about […]


MOVIE SEASON

  I’m of a vintage that makes me old enough to remember a time when one of the most exciting things about Christmas was the fact that almost every channel (there were 4) had a Big Movie – around two years old – premiering on either Christmas Day or New […]


SELFIE

  “Other words were considered, as you will see from our shortlist, but selfie was the runaway winner.” Oxford English Dictionary – I tried to take up a 365 Selfie challenge once and made it all the way to day 40. It just didn’t make sense to me after a […]