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Meant-to-be-a-writer-but-doesn't-even-blog 31 year old who keeps meaning to do "something"

3. Researching an Irish Family Tree: The Irish Census(es?)

This is where my family tree changed from what had been what I was vaguely aware at age eleven to the point at which I needed a notebook. Seriously – stationery has uses as well as being an addiction problem. Ancestry … Continue reading

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2. Researching an Irish Family Tree: Living Relatives

This is famously the best and most sensible place to start. Unless you have a mother like mine, who decided to change the maiden name of her grandmother and therefore send me on a wild goose chase for the better … Continue reading

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Researching an Irish Family Tree P.1

How is that my husband can stay up to the early hours staring gormlessly at Who Do You Think You Are, but wipe bogies on my notebook in the event that I mention my own tree? The entire two year (so … Continue reading

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Other People’s Bookshelves #53 – Geoff Whaley

Originally posted on Savidge Reads:
Hello and welcome to the latest Other People’s Bookshelves post. If you haven’t seen it before this is a series of posts set to feed into the filthy book lust/porn and either give you a…

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Is an Auto-Biography Self Indulgent or Boring?

After two days in front of the computer screen my About page is now titled ‘Run of the Mill Biography’. There are 6,442 words. And they’re all about me. As soon as I published it I was hit by the … Continue reading

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It’s My Birthday

I am thirty-two today. Thirty-two. I keep referring to it as ‘chick-lit’ age; by this I mean the paperbacks I ripped my way through in my early twenties that all revolved around women who were thirty-two years old and had glorious careers … Continue reading

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Problems of Cream Cheese and Glycollic Significance

The highlight of the day came when I decided on a carpe diem approach to curing the make-up defying red patches that have taken residence on my face with a mask made of cream cheese and fresh lemon juice. It … Continue reading

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Can My Sister Even Read?

During a FaceTime chat with my sister on Friday I asked her to read my recent blog post. She squinted at her screen when the page loaded. She haltingly read out the post title and as her eyes flickered to … Continue reading

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The Bored Girl at the End of the ‘Phone – Part 1

…I’d have to avoid colliding with them to ensure my non-zombie state. I was in my early twenties… Continue reading

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Into the blurb

This will be my first, and possibly single wholehearted blog. Though if my positive attitude continues, it may just be the first of many.  Herein lies the beginnings of my novel. Yes, I’m one of those people, who will die … Continue reading

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