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Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival 2017

Last week saw the first every Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival held in, the beautiful town of, Kinsale. The festival lasted from Thursday to Sunday and featured many talented writers from Tara Flynn, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Paul Howard and many, many more.

There were workshops and readings galore and I was thrilled to attend both Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s workshop and reading. Continue reading “Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival 2017”

Poetry · Writing · Writing Wednesday

Learning a Language using Poetry

This summer I had a notion to learn more than just the cúpla focal I managed to retain from my school days but I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it – I do often wonder how I know so little after so many years. Queue a trip to Dingle An Daingean, a spin around The Wild Atlantic Way, being completely transfixed by the Blasket Islands and I was inspired – poetry! Continue reading “Learning a Language using Poetry”

Mammy Musings

Playground Parents – Which Type Are You?

Over the last few years I have concluded that there are three different types of Playground Parent.

The first is a Helicopter Parent. A Helicopter Parent can be defined as one who consistently hoovers around their child in an overly protective manner. These parents can be found immediately next-to, in-front of or behind their child. Continue reading “Playground Parents – Which Type Are You?”

Fiction · Writing · Writing Wednesday

Lead Characters- How I Like Them

The most important thing for me when writing is to create a relatable lead character. It’s what I always look for in the books I read. Plot can only take you so far, it’s the characters who carry you through the story. The key thing to remember when creating interesting and relatable characters is that this does not always mean a likeable character. In fact, I think relatable and likeable can often be found on opposite ends of the personality spectrum. Continue reading “Lead Characters- How I Like Them”

Mammy Musings

9 Random Ways I’ve Changed Since Becoming a Mother

We change a lot when we become a parent, in so many different ways.

These are 9 of the more unexpected ways I’ve changed since becoming a mother:

1. First and foremost I’m happier. I wasn’t unhappy before but since becoming a mother I’ve had an overwhelming sense of complete and utter contentment and that’s pretty incredible. Continue reading “9 Random Ways I’ve Changed Since Becoming a Mother”

Thing To Do

Fota Wildlife Park- Why I’m Renewing my Membership

Last year we were very lucky to have been gifted membership to Fota Wildlife Park from friends of ours and it was a fantastic and well used present.

Now that the year is up we had a decision to make – would we renew the membership and keep visiting when the sun shines/ doesn’t rain/ is only drizzling/ isn’t a monsoon? Continue reading “Fota Wildlife Park- Why I’m Renewing my Membership”

Review

Make it Personal at MadeAt94.com

I love little mementos and keepsakes, especially from my girls birthdays. I keep everything from the candles right down to the little plastic weights tied to the ends of the ‘happy birthday’ balloons and the giant helium filled foil number.

Add personalisation to these keepsakes and I’m completely sold. That’s why when the lovely family behind MadeAt94.com asked me to review one of their plaques I didn’t hesitate. Continue reading “Make it Personal at MadeAt94.com”