Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bringing yourself to book – love it or leave it?

 ‘A good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and forever.’ Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810–1889) ‘A bad book can wreck your head.’ Gaga Lady (DOB unknown) Here’s a question for those among you who like to read: What … Continue reading

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Failing maths ≠ a less beautiful mind

On the day of Pierre de Fermat’s birthday which Google have celebrated with a Google Doodle, thousands of Leaving Cert students have failed maths…  The Leaving results.   And the same old chant.  What are we going to do about Maths? … Continue reading

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Makeover schmakeover – earning my stripes

Depending on how you go about it, getting pretty can get pretty stressful.  And you have to perfect the art of ‘popping’ in confined spaces… I don’t think I’m a very good girl.  What I mean is, I don’t think … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it, Miranda?

Happily, love seems to feature high up on the modern woman’s relationship wish list.  Now… if only you can keep your demon mother away from it. A few years back, an acquaintance of mine with a daughter (her only child) … Continue reading

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Now I no my ABC…

Students are coming to third level education with wonderful grades but without the basic ability to write a coherent sentence.  What I’m going to say here will not be palatable to several categories of reader.  If you’re a primary or … Continue reading

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