Day 1
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Day 1

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…]

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Starting in July

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…]

Jurassic World Dominion
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Jurassic World Dominion

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…]

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Gym

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!

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Eurovision and new friends

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…]

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Firsts

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…]

Old LiveJournal Entry
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Old LiveJournal Entry

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 Shift
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Night Shift

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…]

Image shows the Art Loyola building at NUIG
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Placement

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…]

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2020

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!

Happy Birthday
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Happy Birthday

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

I wish I could speak Irish
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I wish I could speak Irish

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…]

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The worst few weeks

I’ve written and re-written this post a dozen times to try and get my thoughts out there about the last few weeks and how awful they’ve been. Various things have been going on from my parents getting scammed to both Brad and I being ill as well as few other [Read more…]

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And we’re back…

Here I am starting my second year at university. After completing last year I officially get a certificate in Social Care. A certificate that essentially doesn’t mean a lot if I want to take this career further. I’m still trying to arrange a placement. My placement last term was cut [Read more…]

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I’m on to you!

I’ve a suspicion that for a few months now I’m being “subtweeted” by a guy on Twitter. For those of you that don’t know, subtweeting is where you post a status that is targeted at someone without actually mentioning (or tagging) them. It’s often because you want to mock them [Read more…]

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And so it begins… again.

I’ve rejoined the gym. During lockdown I gained almost two and half stone and am absolutely disgusted with myself. That being said, if the scales are right this morning, since realising my stupidity and monitoring my food intake I’m not down a stone and a half. Currently, and I’m ashamed [Read more…]

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Happy New Year!

July sees the start of the new season for Toastmasters. All the new committees take over the running of the clubs, the new area directors take over their areas, new division directors step up and start looking after their divisions and the new district leadership team start doing just that [Read more…]

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Please stop calling people homophobic.

I don’t like the word “homophobia” when it’s used to describe a dislike or hatred towards the LGBT+ community. I never have. I agree fully this Morgan Freeman quote: “I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared, you’re an asshole.” I don’t know whether it’s [Read more…]

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Exams

I’ve never been too good with taking written exams. Practical exam, where I have to show someone something, I can ace but if I have to sit and write stuff out I struggle. Due to “the rona” I’m now going to be taking exams online. Still timed, still written, but [Read more…]