I Was The ‘Fat, Funny Friend’

I Was The ‘Fat, Funny Friend’

I grew up in a home where food was a big part of our lives. When we celebrated, we ate. When we commiserated, we ate too. To me, the word ‘treat’ is synonymous with food. Right or wrong, that is just the way it was in our home and I think that many homes...
Waiting For The Axe To Fall

Waiting For The Axe To Fall

We all know that cancer is a life changing and cruel disease. Research tells us that one in three of us will suffer from cancer at some stage during our lifetime. Still, it’s only numbers on a sheet somewhere isn’t it?Except it isn’t really. In my family, it’s...
There Were Four of Us

There Were Four of Us

There were four of us. Thick as thieves. We met through work. At the height of the celtic tiger, we were four post-college girls, looking to carve out careers while enjoying life to the full. We worked hard and we played hard too. Dublin in the early noughties was...