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    How I read

    I love to read. I read a lot. I have my reading system and my reading lists and a list of my monthly faves in my newsletter. I use Goodreads for tracking the books…

    March 13, 2017
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    On coming home

    The moment the airplane tyres jerkily touch down at Dublin airport, my heart does a little leap. I’m home.…

    March 6, 2017
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    In praise of the staycation

    The staycation. Defined by Urban Dictionary as: A vacation that is spent at one’s home enjoying all that home and one’s home environs have to offer.…

    February 13, 2017
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    Women are mammals (part 1)

    So, it’s smear test time again. I got a letter through the post about it last week. And shuddered. The last time I went, I was home from New York for a week. I…

    February 6, 2017
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    In the bleak midwinter

    I know I said that I was taking December off for rest and recuperation (actually: to catch up and write stuff for the new year) but there was something I wanted to say.…

    December 22, 2016
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    Trump

    Soon after Hillary conceded, I left my apartment and took my usual walk to work. I was dazed that the world was still there. I fell into a fog of internet clicking, endlessly refreshing…

    November 14, 2016
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    In praise of Autumn

    I always arrive into autumn with a sigh of relief. Temperamentally, it’s the season I’m most suited to (introverted, home bodied). It’s the homestretch of the year. I enjoy the ‘fresh start’ feeling of…

    October 17, 2016
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    On blogging

    I’ve over- written this ‘I’m back blogging’ piece, which (ironically!) perfectly encapsulates why I’ve decided to resurrect my blogging habit. From 2009-2013, I blogged pretty consistently before taking what I thought would be a…

    October 3, 2016