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Irish wit

Around Paddy’s Day, the papers here were full of what Irish people abroad miss about Ireland. The list was long. It ran the gamut from

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2021 Grateful 39: Dreams do come true

Something’s gone wrong with my tear ducts. I find myself welling up at the most ridiculous things. It’s fascinating what sets me off.

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2021 Grateful 40: Fear and anxiety

Two words that have been coupling in my mind a lot lately are fear and anxiety. Some might say they’re interrelated, a natural pairing perhaps.

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2021 Grateful 41: A lesson well learned

Cursed these past few weeks with what my neurologist describes as tension headaches, I went for an MRI. They told me I’d have the results

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2021 Grateful 42: Worry

Worry is one of those things that seems to be hardwired into some people – either you’re a worrier, or you’re not. I know people

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2021 Grateful 43: Hado on a horseless racecourse

One of the joys of the interconnected world in which we live is the random things that find their way to my inbox. I’m sure

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A virtual St Patrick’s Day

For the first time in more years than I can remember, I’ll be in Ireland for St Patrick’s Day. This year though, like last year,

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Buy a burpee?

It’s Lent. Anyone growing up in Ireland knows that Lent means Trócaire boxes. Trócaire boxes come in flatpacks (note that, Ikea) and require home assembly.

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2021 Grateful 44: What good china?

Out walking the other day, I noticed that the lake had frozen in places. Sticks and twigs and low-lying branches that would normally dance to

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2021 Grateful 45: At the end of the road

For several years now, when taking the back roads home from Nagykanizsa, I’ve passed a signpost to Zalaújlak. Each time I’ve promised myself that someday

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