Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cascades and cankles

Have you happy feet? Or would you opt for a bit of cankle-sucking? Some weirdness is afoot in the impossible world of women’s shoes. Now that summer’s here, thank God I’m happy with my cascade.  What a relief.  Given that, … Continue reading

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When you still care about sprinkles

Sometimes you learn life lessons in a petrol station queue… Today, I witnessed the beginning of the end of a childhood.  When I went about the mundane task of putting petrol in the car and paying for it, I didn’t … Continue reading

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School’s Out

All the baby books and bibles will tell you how to deal with tantrums and temperatures… but what do you do when they’re bored?  “I’m bored.” “Clean your room.” “I’m not that bored.  I want to do something exciting.” “Like … Continue reading

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Er… hello… over

After a ten-year hiatus, Irish troops return to Lebanon.  The conflict is age-old and the same problems will face them… but my, how things have changed… Er…hello…over This morning, 200 Irish soldiers headed for Lebanon as part of a UNIFIL … Continue reading

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Falling slowly

Today is National Falls Awareness Day (http://www.trilcentre.org/fallsawareness2011) According to the that website, one third of people over the age of 65 fall each year and two thirds of them will fall again within six months. We should, it seems, respect … Continue reading

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Thumbs up for hitchin’

The Lost Galaxy There is a generation on the rise who, despite thinking that they know everything and that their education is so much more sophisticated than that of their parents, they have educational gaps that can never be filled. … Continue reading

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