Letter To My 2 Year Old

Letter To My 2 Year Old

Dear Puddin,

I’m not very good with face to face but I have something I want to tell you, something you need to know. The easiest way for me to tell you is to write to you.

Right now, you’re two years old. You’re small, smart and stubborn. Most of that you get from me. I’m not sure if that makes me sorry or proud. I’m mostly proud. You’re funny, a messer and such an entertainer. This you get from your dad. I take no responsibility for that! Each day you learn something new. You pick things up so quickly it scares me. You have so much potential, you will be amazing no matter what you decide to do with your life.

You are so alert, you miss nothing. The soother we’ve hidden or the play doh I hate, the buttons or grapes you want before dinner. You see it all. There are some things I wish you wouldn’t see, things I wish you didn’t have to see. Read more

We’re Going to the Zoo!!

We’re Going to the Zoo!!

Monday 30th May 2016 10am. I am sitting in the car with my husband, my overly excited cousin and my tiredy toddler. We are on the way to Dublin Zoo. This will be BB’s second time here and hopefully as much fun as the first time. Husband bought a yearly pass and by god are we going to use it any chance we get! Cousin, the sensible one, purchased her ticket online the night before. No queues for us thank you very much and a special separate entrance for us chosen ones. At least that’s how I see it.

We get there soon after 11am and the queues are already quite long. We sail passed them, more than a little pleased with ourselves. We, of the yearly pass and pre-bought ticket, are admitted and with maps in hand, there is no stopping us! The Zoo is our oyster!
It is a beautiful day and there’s a nice size crowd plus one or two school tours. A quick nappy change and we are off! We were just in time for the asian lion talk. Very informative and easy to understand. BB completely oblivious, oohs and aahs and makes ‘here kitty’ motions through the glass. She is somewhat disappointed that the lions don’t respond.

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How time flies when life gets in the way.

How time flies when life gets in the way.

So it’s been a while. Let me reintroduce myself. Hello! I’m still Sue, I’m still weird and apparently I’m still here. A lot has happened since I was last here. I had a job, then I had a new job, then I had three jobs. I’m not really sure how that happened exactly but it did. Now I have one. Again not really sure how that happened either.

I also turned thirty. I know I should be quaking in my boots about this, although I’m not really sure why. I’m not. Husband took me to London to celebrate. I had a ball!! We toured, we shopped, we ate. I gained four pounds. Sadly it wasn’t a financial gain, Slimming World was forgotten about! I fell in love with Covent Garden and Camden. So many markets, so little time! Why are there only twenty fours hours in a day?!? So unfair! Read more

Penfest 2015

Penfest 2015

Meave

My favourite fantasy is about my best friend. Her name is Meave. She has blue hair. She sits on my right shoulder during the day and at night she sleeps in a match box on my bookcase. She says the books help her to sleep. I suppose if she can’t sleep, she can always pull one out and read a chapter or two. I don’t pay much attention to her at night, I’m too busy sleeping myself.

But during the day we have a great time. No matter what I’m doing, she is always with me. When mammy makes me cry, she’s there to wipe away my tears. When daddy hurts me, Meave is there to make me feel better. Meave is always there with a bit of advice if I need it or a comment here and there. It’s great to have my best friend always with me, always guiding me. She gives great advice and I love everything she says. She always knows the right thing to say, better than I do. When the other kids pick on me, she’s there to pick me up. When times are bad she has a comforting word. She makes me feel better, when I’m feeling down. She knows exactly what to say, when someone has a go at me. She has a wonderful way with words, quick with a witty response to a snide remark.

Meave has never let me down through good times and bad. She is my safety net. She has never left me. Of course, Meave has made me sad once or twice. The thing is, Mammy says she doesn’t exist. Daddy says she is just a figment of my imagination. But how can that be when I can see her everyday? My only friend with her shiny blue hair and little purple wings.

The Artist’s Way: Week 1

The Artist’s Way: Week 1

 

Now that I have decided to do the Artist’s Way, I actually have to start! So no time like the present as they say and my week starts on a Friday. The first thing I have to do is read the chapter.
Chapter 1 is called ‘Recovering sense of Safety’. This chapter describes how aspiring artists are pushed into traditional, more stable roles or careers. It also describes the inner artist as a child needing to be nurtured and drawn out. It explains that the excuses we use to deny ourselves something we want are called core negative beliefs. The solution to these are positives affirmations. The trick is to turn a negative thought into a positive one. For example one of my core negative beliefs would be that I’ll never make it as a writer and my positive affirmation is that I am a brilliant and prolific writer. Positive affirmations are statements used to correct core negative beliefs.

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Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

This film has bothered me something fierce since I first heard about it after the disastrous Batman v Superman. Was it going to be as bad? Would I regret going to see it? Would they make a complete and utter balls of it? The answer? Well this is where me and half the entire world population disagree.

I loved every minute of it! This was the perfect film for me. I always end up feeling really sorry for the villain after a good movie. And for quite some time now I’ve been dying to see a film where the bad guys win. Even just once. Well somebody was obviously listening to me!! In Suicide Squad the villains are the heroes! Awesome!! Read more