Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I will be presenting The Hen House every Wednesday at 4pm when I will spend the hour in the company of some very interesting women.
My first guest was Jillian Godsil. You can listen here http://dublinsouthfm.ie/shows/267/The-Hen-House
Enjoy.... and I would love to know what you think!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
Although I am not a girl and had difficulty writing from that perspective (I consider a girl to be a child, I am a woman) I agreed because I support the work particularly the empowerment of girls in parts of the world where being a girl makes life very difficult.
Anyway you can read my short post by clicking here.
Monday, August 26, 2013
But we need to stop pretending that being a woman is very similar to being a man. Because it’s not. And no, I haven’t written this while suffering PMT... I’m menopausal!
Friday, August 9, 2013
I thought you might enjoy - so here is the link.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The first thing I thought when I heard of Pat Kenny's move to Newstalk was that I hope they have somewhere for him to park his motorbike with a roof. I then hoped that the arrival of such a radio superstar might nudge the station into providing decent coffee.
It is going to be a huge change for the veteran broadcaster, leaving the leafy campus and free parking in Montrose for the altogether more utilitarian surrounds of the third floor of Marconi House.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Do those who like violent thrillers turn to soft romances just cause the sun in shining or they are lounging by the pool?
So here are a selection of the kind of books I like - there is a bit of variety and I have also included some Irish Women's Fiction (used to be called 'chick lit').
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence—creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon.
As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.(le
Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
M. L. Stedman’s mesmerizing, beautifully written novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel’s decision to keep this “gift from God.” And we are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss.
The Light Between Oceans is exquisite and unforgettable, a deeply moving novel.
With graphic content and some scenes of a sexual nature, PAPER AEROPLANES is a gritty, poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and powerful novel. It is an unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the power of female friendship
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
“It is that quality of the Irish, the remarkable combination of hope, confidence and imagination that is needed more than ever today. The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by sceptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask, why not?”