A Moment

In this moment... Everyone is asleep. Except me. It is midday. Saturday. Chaos is not reigning. Outside rain pounds the pavement. Hailstones appear. The dogs are indoors. Asleep. Both babies dream. A poorly husband, rarely ill,  gone upstairs to nap, is fast asleep. He will be cross I didn't wake him. It is rare he … Continue reading A Moment

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House Guests and Babies: Can you have both?

We have just had house guests. Friends of old from England. They have been over many times. I hope they will be back many more. I have never worried about their visits before. I always made detailed plans for each day. The filmstar exhibition at Newbridge. Clonmacnoise. Lunches in little hideouts. Drinks in olde worlde … Continue reading House Guests and Babies: Can you have both?

Father Ted and nineties Ireland… A nod to Frank Kelly.

'Father Ted'. An Irish comedy institution. Wonderful satire and just a good giggle.  On Sunday last, Ireland lost a great comedian and gentleman, star of the nineties Irish hit show 'Father Ted' Frank Kelly. Kelly was 77 years old when he passed, after a time of illness. In an interesting twist, he passed away on … Continue reading Father Ted and nineties Ireland… A nod to Frank Kelly.