Author Archives: Adrienne

About Adrienne

Mother, yoga teacher aspirant, digital media enthusiast, archaeologist. Embracing countryside-living again after years of city lights. Still attempting, sporadically, to blog!

Birth story of my son Beineán

I wrote these words especially for my beautiful boy Beineán, so he would always know the story of how he came to be born into this world, if he wanted to. I share them now for anyone who likes to … Continue reading

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Odd Socks Mob

Our odd socks problem is getting out of hand. They’re starting to mob us now.  

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Stupid milk

                        Either I’m a genius or I’ll live to regret this. But there has been a marked dwindling in my three-year-old’s enduring passion for the word ‘stupid’ since this … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding in Ireland: the Difference Between “Promotion” and “Protection”

It was the kind of morning where I was feeling sluggish from less a than-adequate –night’s-sleep and a busy week so far. I was on my third cup of tea. And then I saw this article in the Irish Independent: a … Continue reading

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Powercut Verbatim

In 1998, my family at home in Carrantanlass, County Galway, experienced our second Christmas in a row without electricity due to storms. We had Christmas dinner  by candlelight at my cousins next door. For about four days, we otherwise congregated … Continue reading

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The Problem of Odd Socks

Well, the internet appears to be broken. Or else I am not as proficient at using it as I thought I was. Has my technology addiction failed me after all? Can it really be true that it is not possible … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin in the Lego

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The Raddle and the Ram

In which I am unwittingly re-indoctrinated into FARMING.   I come from an actual farm in Galway but I had a love-hate relationship with it as a child (loved pet lambs, hated the mortification of holding up traffic to move … Continue reading

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Dublin Doors

Victorian doors in Phibsborough, Dublin 7. I took this especially for my Instagram feed yesterday. And just look at those beautiful tiles. My daughter loves looking at the terraced red bricks in this area. She knows this was our neighbourhood … Continue reading

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Galvanise home

This little galvanise building is located near where we live in county Wexford. Somebody recently cut back the brambles from around it, which is when I first noticed curtains in the windows.

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