A special Sunday sea trip

I’d forgotten all about it until I glanced at my diary this morning.  And then it became one of those mad list-making, running around mornings in order to get out to Howth for 11am and a trip on the Boat for Hope, organised by the Variety charity for children with special needs and their families.

Some very friendly pirates met us at the gates of Howth Yacht Club,  helped us on with our life jackets, and steered us to the boat where my lucky daughter was lifted on board by a posse of firemen, envied by most of the rest of us!

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Teaching the boy to iron

It was a gift.

“This is all creased, Mum,” he said.

I don’t remember him ever noticing creases before…

“Well, do you remember that you wanted to learn to iron?  Just like your sister?  Why don’t I start teaching you now!”

Seizing the opportunity always seems like a good idea, until you actually do it, and then it’s like, “Heeelp, how do I do this?”

A deep breath is always a good place to start.

Then what.

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The truth about the menopause

Do you really want to know the truth?

The menopause is a bit like childbirth, but without the possibility of a baby once you’re done    Some sail through it with no symptoms and no problems.  Some stoical women just get on with life.  Some are saved by HRT.  Some swear by this potion, or that regime.  The rest of us just drink wine.  Even though we know it makes our symptoms worse.

Let me tell you a bit about my experience..

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