Daisy Chains

Have you ever realised how therapeutic it is to make daisy chains?  It takes an inordinate amount of focus, a high level of concentration and a gentle yet masterful touch.  The stems have to be split just right, the little flowers delicately plucked and the chain assembled just so.  It’s an art in itself.  When…

Hayfever Hell

Easter weekend was glorious and made us realise that Summer is nearly upon us.  The mornings are brighter, the days are longer, the rain is warmer and we are counting the days until we can put the grotty lunchboxes in the bin and bury the uniforms in the bottom of the laundry basket.  Why then…

Easter Traditions

Easter has to be my absolute favourite Catholic tradition. So we repent for 40 days and 40 nights. We abstain from treats such as alcohol and chocolate as per typical Easter traditions.

The Selfie Generation

I don’t know whether to be horrified, impressed or amused by the recent craze of taking selfies at every opportunity.  I have to say I’m not a fan myself.  I avoid all close up shots wherever possible.  Every line, freckle and blemish is seemingly magnified when the camera turns on me. But I seem to…

Sugar Free September

  The kids are back to school.  The training sessions have resumed.  Life is very quickly getting back to its crazy and frantic normality after a long, hot and lazy summer.  So what better time to choose to go cold turkey on my drug of choice, my own personal poison than the start of term? …