The old TV debate

Fear not your child will not become an addict if you allow access to TV during the day. In fact they will probably grow up just like my generation whose own parents didn’t realise that watching The Den after school would have such deletrious effects. How could they have been so careless?

Shopping Assistants – rant part 2

Shopping Assistants – rant part 2 Yesterday my friend and I went shopping for clothes. We were accompanied by our tiny ladies. My friend is lucky; her tiny lady doesn’t mind cruising around in her buggy and better still actually loves clothes (in fact she wailed upon finding out a certain dress was intended for mammy…

A Word on Writing

A Word on Writing I am wary of taking the advice of established authors purely because I feel that everybody creates in their own way. True there are certain paths to success in terms of creating a stand-out story or highly relatable characters but I am speaking more about the process of writing itself. For years…

Finding Your Voice

Let me explain. I love cosy books, books that make you feel as if you have been given a big warm hug when you finish them. Don’t get me wrong I love the odd thriller or issue-based book (and Game of Thrones is a huge part of my collection) but I find they are less…

Just one of those days…

Having woken up at 4.30 am and tossed and turned for an eternity, I finally got up at 6 am to do some writing (and down the obligatory giant coffee). It was gymboree morning and I was in absolutely no form for it. I was just too tired and too cranky. I couldn’t face the…

Some thoughts on a father’s battle for his son

Some thoughts on a father’s battle for his son The Sunday Independent’s Life magazine contained an article this weekend sure to enrage anybody with a heart. The story of Tom Clonan and his son Eoghan, a boy who the government have left stuck in a too-small wheelchair due to ‘budget cuts’ . Eoghan has Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease…