Last night, on our way to an island on Lough Ree, the engine stopped working on the boat behind me in the picture. Nothing anyone did got it started. As we floated out in the Loogh Ree, wondering what we were going to do, Marian suddenly got the engine started! [Read more…]
So I’m fat. No amount of pulling my stomach in is going to hide it. There are days I don’t mind it. I never like it but there are days I think “I’m happy, I have a great life, Brad loves me, who cares what size I am!” These days [Read more…]
***WARNING*** This review will contain spoilers! When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. One of the [Read more…]
At the weekend we had a lovely trip away. Not too far, just to Roscommon to visit and stay with our friends Pat & Marian. Their house is a beautiful little contact on the main road but, with us able to close their front gates, we were able to take [Read more…]
A question often asked when people are getting to know each other is “What’s your favourite song?” or “What’s your favourite group?” Often people will reply “oh there’s too many to name!” and that’s understandable as music can be emotive and people can have lots of favourites. For me though, [Read more…]
Yesterday I took over as Club President for Loughrea Toastmasters, a positions I’m looking forward to serving in. I thought I’d share with you my presidents message for the year. Presidents Message I owe Toastmasters a debt. My husband likes to tell people that I’m a “ringer!” What he means [Read more…]
Today marks the day I said I’d write something every day. So how about I start with a bit about me. Maybe it’ll serve as an about me page. I’m Rob. I’m a number of years old and I live in Galway, Ireland. I’m married to an amazing man who [Read more…]
I thought I’d share a few pics taken over the last couple of months.
In July I’m going to try posting an entry every day. I’m not going to make any promises but I’ll see what I can do. They might be short entries, they might be stories, they could be pre-written. I don’t know yet. I may not be successful but I think [Read more…]
Before I start with this review I want to talk about some of the actors. Chris Pratt – I’m bored with him. He was great in Parks & Rec but since then has gone downhill. Bryce Dallas Howard – Love her. I think she’s got so much more to give. [Read more…]
Annnnnnnnd so it begins AGAIN! Yes, once again I’m back at the gym. But I’m actually doing well. 6kg down in three weeks. Not so bad!
Last night we went to a Eurovision party. When I say “we went to” I actually mean I was working at it — DJing. And although it was a party it was actually a fundraiser for the Galway Musical Society. Jay Bae asked me a few months ago if I’d [Read more…]
November 4th 2014 saw me give my first ever poem at a Toastmasters meeting. It was at Corrib Toastmasters and I was desperate to impress so I wrote one. A few years later this poem became quite special to me as it went on to inspire a speech that did [Read more…]
I went back and had a look at my old LiveJournal and found this entry from 2009. See after the post for my comments on it. Feb. 24th, 2009 I got asked the other day at work why I don’t wear my hearing aid as much as I did when [Read more…]
Night shifts aren’t too bad. As long as everything goes well that is! The guys I look after are usually all in bed by 10.30pm and then it’s just a case of doing the different tasks of a night duty. It’s better in the summer when you can watch the [Read more…]
I’m doing my placement at the Galway Centre for Independent Living. It’s a great place the offer some great services. The Independent Living Movement came about because of the disability rights movement in the US, which started in the 1960s. Ed Roberts was a quadriplegic who dealt with discrimination. His [Read more…]
Wasn’t a great year was it? COVID has really screwed things up. Haven’t seen my parents since December 2019. Hopefully 2021 will be better and covid gone soon!
My husband is 40 today. We’re going to stay at the Twelve in Barna as a celebration. It’s be strange what with it being lockdown and us not being allowed to travel but at least we get to celebrate. Happy birthday my darling x
Okay, the title is true but also misleading. I do wish I could speak Irish but that’s also the name of an Irish class I enrolled in though uni. I’ve tried learning Irish through Duolingo and man is it hard! And also, as much as I think Duolingo is great [Read more…]