A new day and a new blog

I'm off again separating blogs, Magnumlady will continue as it always has. Mainly a diary, travel, photos, life etc. I've already got Sligo Hub which is covering the Sligo events, community etc. Now there is a new 'baby' blog. This one is called Just Words and will take over the memories and random words that... Continue Reading →

Out of the blue

Out of the blue a message. Can we meet for coffee? Someone wants to meet me. A rare occurrence. I'm touched and flattered. Just when it seemed my social butterfly had retreated back into its cocoon. Fear stops me from reaching out. The fear of rejection. It wouldn't be the first time and I'm sure... Continue Reading →


The ticking clock is the only thing that interrupts the silence. An atmosphere so tense that a knife could cut it. Waiting for a key in the door. Waiting to see a facial expression. Waiting to know if it's safe to speak - or not. A childhood paused. Almost a childhood lost. Wise beyond her... Continue Reading →

On the write track

I accidentally ended up in a writing group today. Well I say accidentally, I have previously toyed with the idea. There was one running in town but it was out of my budget. This one is run by Tubbercurry library and it's free. It's a bit strange how the world works. Recently I've seen signs... Continue Reading →


Well the blog took off big time yesterday. I had the second busiest day with blog visits since I started the blog 8 years ago! Most importantly I'm just so struck by how kind and supportive the majority of people are. My 'poisonous parrot' (as it's called in CBT) is working overtime at the moment.... Continue Reading →


Gilbert the car had the NCT (national​ car test today). I wrote this while I was waiting. The small room of doom, Stuffy and cramped. I say silent prayers to the angel of automobiles if there's such a thing. My heart thumps, hands shake as I try to concentrate on my book. I'm too early,... Continue Reading →

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