• Humour,  Uncategorized

    Hey Cupid, Any Spare Arrows?

    Now I am not going to sit here and decide whether I hate Valentine’s Day or the entire male species more, because, in fact, I hate neither. Yes, I am single, but I’m not going to get as bitter as a lemon because trust me if Zac Efron turned up on my doorstep tomorrow with a bunch of flowers and a share box of chicken nuggets, you would all know about it. In fact, I’d still be posting the pics in July 2024. So, if you’re loved up on February 14th, good for you. Hold on to that man tight because it’s a cruel world out there. I’m not gonna…

  • Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Moments In Time

    I don’t think we meet people by accident. Sure, not everybody comes with the intention to stay, but I believe everyone we meet has a purpose. As I am typing this, I am listening to an album from 2009. This album was introduced to me by an old friend… where is she now? I am not sure. She was not meant to be a permanent fixture in my life but I still thank her, even if the main thing she brought into my life was this album, filling a quiet night some years later. The lyrics of the song might remind me of another person in my life, another person…

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    Under The Influence

    Living your youth in this generation can be daunting to say the least. In a world full of filters and Influencers, it can often be hard to let ourselves be our own influence. I will even admit myself how daunting it can be, and this is coming from a woman who is trying to break into this world of social media influence. I am always looking for new ways to get my writing out to an audience and often get overwhelmed by the time and emotional strain that goes into this. Sometimes I just have to take a moment to have a breather and remind myself that the majority of…

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    For You And I

    As 2018 has now arrived and everyone is thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, I was also thinking about my own. My plan for the new year is quite simple: To focus on myself. Not in a selfish way of course, but I mean mentally and emotionally I plan on devoting TLC to myself because, well, I deserve it. Today, January 6th, is Nollaig na mBan, a traditional rest day for women. I decided this was the perfect day to write my first blog post of 2018, focusing on myself and all of the wonder women in my life. Upon reflection of a recent lunch date with a few of my…

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    Christmas Wishes

    As a blogger, I could sit here and tell you what to get your boyfriend for Christmas or tell you how to hydrate your skin during the cold weather, but the truth is, there are many other things that I would rather tell you about in the run up to Christmas. For many people Christmas is a magical time, of course it is, look at the decorations, the lights, hear the music, feel the excitement. However, Christmas can also be a very hard time. The truth is, the majority of people probably have a tiny part of them that is dreading Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas. It…

  • Lifestyle

    The Beauty Of Inspiration

    A few days ago, on a normal Friday, I found myself talking about the simple importance of inspiration. “Inspiration is a big word, tell me more about that” said the man who was leading this discussion. He was right, it is a big word. In fact, it is so big that it takes up a huge portion of our lives. As I am writing this in my home, a rural cottage surrounded by silence bar the noise of the roaring fire and a snoring Shih Tzu, inspiration is everywhere. It is in photos – The smiling graduation photo of my sister, the photos of both my Grandfathers (one of whom…

  • Humour

    10 Things I Find Scarier Than Halloween

    1) My bank balance – Ah, when you think you have notes to throw at peasants but in fact you are the proud owner of €4.52. 2) The alarming rate my jeans shrink at when I spend that €4.52 on sausage rolls.  3) “Opened 2 minutes ago” It’s gone past the minute mark, there is no way he is going to reply now. No matter how good the lighting was, how much makeup you have on or if your cleavage was pushed up to your eyeballs, it’s time to inform the bridesmaids and cancel the wedding. No looking back. 4) Seeing my ex on a night out after I’ve had…

  • Humour,  Lifestyle

    My 24 Hours Without The Kettle

    I woke up at 8:25am on a much anticipated Monday morning. I stayed in bed listening to the start of the howling wind until the words “Feeeee, tea!” made my body get up and hurry down the stairs, similarly to a child on Christmas morning. I sipped away like I would any other day and stared out of the window at the darkening skies and swaying trees. As I took my final sip, and this was actually final, unlike many others I always finish every bit of my cup of tea, even the last drop. So, as I took this final sip I placed the mug on the tea-stained coffee…

  • Lifestyle

    The Unexpected Darkening Of My Brightest Days

    This is my third attempt at writing this blog post. I have never been afraid to write a post for my blog, until now, and even at that I don’t know if this will even get posted. However, when I discovered that today is World Mental Health Day I felt it was important to share my story because I believe every story, no matter how big or small, is an important story… So here goes. I guess I don’t know when it all started, I just woke up one morning and realised this lingering sadness wasn’t going away. I rolled over and checked my phone hoping no one had contacted…

  • Humour

    Me, You and a Ghost or Two

    There are too many negative dating terms lately. I’ve been benched, breadcrumbed, cushioned, ghosted and bloody french toasted more times than I can count at this stage. Ok, so I don’t think french toasted is an actual dating trend term but I’m sure it will be eventually. You heard it here first, folks. Funnily enough, anytime I read about the latest dating trend it seems it is happening to me at this exact moment. Whether he is sending the odd sexual suggestion every few weeks or cancelling every date we plan, when rain begins to fall on blossoming relationships in 2017 you can guarantee that Fenella Fox has been hit…