As any good English teacher will tell you, a comma can be the difference between life and death.  Look no further than the classic, “Let’s eat Grandma” vs “Let’s eat, Grandma”…  And if you have…

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Our cat turned 11 this year.  When me and my husband bought our first house, my clichéd idea that a cat would make the house a home would not shift.  I grew up in a…

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I quit my job recently. A cumulative result of life as a full-time teacher and full-time parent (read mammy) to two boys. In lots of ways it was an easy decision to make. I spent…

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This is the photograph that sat on my bedside table until very recently. Countless times I have pored over it, sometimes furtively, by the light of my lamp after it was safe and my husband had turned over…

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‘It took a hurricane to bring her closer To the landscape’ Grace Nichols, Hurricane Hits England Grief can be horrible; suffocating, interminable, heavy, bleak.  Sometimes it feels like you’re teetering on a precipice of a…

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