I went out for my walk by the sea this morning knowing I have limited time to get shit done before picking up my son from nursery and I was scrambling in my head for a blog post. My walk is meant to be part of my self care routine as is my practise of centring prayer, which didn’t get
It’s always so exciting when someone you know reveals a talent that you had no idea they had. There’s nothing I like more than to celebrate women’s creativity so I’m delighted to shout out Jenny Large’s new venture WildCard. Jenny and I had children in the same class when I lived in Wicklow. I knew she had a background in
It’s taken me a couple of weeks but I’ve finally figured out the source of a gnawing sense of restlessness and unease. I’ve had this low level panic running underneath my days and have been avoiding looking at it head on by scrolling through Facebook and Instagram and eating chocolate biscuits. I’ve been overtired, snappish with my children, impatient with
I’m practically drooling at all of the lovely things on this list. Treat yourself to some luxurious browsing with a nice cup of tea. Maple Tree Pottery The wonderful potter started out making things in her kitchen and only this year has got her own studio in the back garden. I’ve gifted her lovely things to many a friend and
I’ve noticed in recent weeks just how far north we have moved because the evenings draw in even earlier than I expected. The shift in seasons is always a weird time because I’m someone who craves daylight and blue skies and nothing makes me happier than long, bright evenings. Indeed, it was what I missed most when I lived in
This is me having got the three children back into school after half term. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks with visitors and travelling to see family and friends over the break. I’ve filled up on good conversation, soul food and laughter over the past fortnight but there comes a point when I crave the solidity of routine again.