Monthly Archives: July 2013



I’ve been watching and enjoying “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix with Lucy. It’s always a bonus to find a good programme to enjoy at night when my head finally hits the pillow. It’s great too when I have somebody to watch it with. After a day asking everybody to do stuff for me it feels so good to be able to relax and enjoy something on the iPad in bed.

My sister Lucy came back from France on a spontaneous visit for a week. I love when she’s here and the kids do too. Everybody benefits, Jonnie gets time out and the kids get a generous hands-on aunty who buys them nice things! Kitty especially appreciates the closeness. She gets to do things that I can’t do with her. Like getting a story read to her or strolling along the seashore hand-in-hand. (By the way does anyone know of any good audio fairy tales on line, age 5 up?). I benefit from Lucy being here too. I get a friend to talk to and a fashion consultant! She’s really good at putting clothes together.

I’ve been really enjoying the glorious weather and yes Sal, legs lovely and brown now, albeit a “farmer’s tan”! The kids are having a ball, playing outside with their friends and splashing about in a paddling pool. They’re getting good too at putting on sun cream! Thank God for this wonderful weather!

The Dublin holiday had its ups and downs unfortunately. We stayed in a well kitted out apartment near the Phoenix Park. The highlight being a trip to Dublin Zoo. Rowan was so delighted and excited with it all, especially the gigantic elephant poo! It gave me an enormous amount of pleasure seeing him enjoying everything so much. I met friends that know me a long time and that was great too and visiting in-laws is always life-giving. Mum was fantastic at looking after meals and Ana too at looking after me. But despite all this, Jonnie and I didn’t do well. The eye-gaze computer was acting up so communication suffered. Not being able to get my message across didn’t help us and, as you can imagine, misunderstandings ensued. Tension and lots of tears. Then, to top it off, our poor aupair Natalia got unwell and will be returning to Spain next week.

I was never so pleased to get back home again after the holiday! Back to home comforts where everything functions and runs smoothly… well, most of the time!

By the way I have been finding that Netflix programme that I mentioned a bit too heavy. Any Recommendations?