15 December 2017

A Flying Visit

Like many other homes, mine is pretty busy over the Christmas period. In the run up to the ‘big day’ there are what seems like a million late night shopping trips; miles of wrapping paper to conceal a ton of presents; dozens of tree-lighting, carol … [Read more...]

Bye Bye Baby!

It’s amazing how you can get a glimpse of something or someone and immediately realise you are growing old. It happened this morning! I looked at the image of my children all heading out to get the school bus and I realised that time was not even … [Read more...]

Browned off!

Summer is upon us! It’s hard to believe isn’t it? Christmas seems like yesterday! I sorted the kids’ clothes the other day, packed away all the winter woollies and lifted out those light summer outfits that look great with grass stains and ice-cream … [Read more...]

Examination Blues!

May: we’re bound to get good weather this month! Why? Because a hat wave is predicted? Because I’ve caught a glimpse of the longrange weather forecast? Because I’m Mystic Meg’s niece? No! It’s exam month! Anybody doing exams can vouch for the fact … [Read more...]

It’s Not Here

If you are a woman, there is no doubt that in your house or even at work, you will be incredibly familiar with three little words................’It’s not here’. Yes, you heard me right. I didn’t say, ‘It’s no fair’ (although that is a fairly popular … [Read more...]

Reality: Bathed in Tranquility

Have you ever tried to do something ‘in peace’? You know - tried to get something started or finished without interruption or hassle. It might be something quite complicated that demands a bit of brain power or it might be something as simple as … [Read more...]

Love Actually

I’m not really into the ‘mush’ that is February! The big hearts, lovey dovey verses and ‘I Love You’s’ that are aimed at February 14th. Those sentiments that begin on the day the Christmas card stands are removed from the shop sort of leave me … [Read more...]

Reality by Ruth Ravey

Well hello! How are you? I’m Ruth and I’m really glad you’ve taken the time for us to have a little chat. How are things going for you? Is life good or are you having a bit of a rough time? If your life is like mine it’s a bit of both; some highs, … [Read more...]

Special delivery!

It was just an ordinary day. The alarm clock went off and I pressed the ‘go away’ button; the alarm went off again, I pressed the ‘go away’ button a second time and by the time it went off a third time I reckoned I really needed to get up! I got … [Read more...]

How clean is your toilet?

Right now I think I might just have the cleanest toilet in Ireland! It’s not just a little bit clean – it’s so shiny you can see your reflection in the bowl clean!! Now you’re maybe thinking ‘who is this woman and why is she making such an … [Read more...]