She’s Wanda-ful…

Here’s to the Queen, the Queen of Rockabilly (the only queen we Irish girls will abide), proclaimed throughout the land – Miss Wanda Jackson. We arrive at the Corner Hotel, Richmond and the crowd is gathering. The rockabilly hairstyles and fashions are standouts; this is not your usual crowd. Inside Ezra Lee, his dad, his brother and a friend are belting out some Jerry Lee Lewis style songs while the crowd hugs the bar. The Corner is the perfect spot for the gut-bucket rockin... Read More

Dear Mollie

Dear Mollie, We love getting letters, old school or new school. We love that the girls are reminded, often, that things have changed and it may be time for them to act more ladylike. Thanks again Mollie, makes better reading than some of the girls’ posts, love The Valet. Hi Girls, I thought you might like this for your library….. Glad  I was NOT OLD ENOUGH to be at that caper… well nearly… I wish I could meet the man who put pen to paper to even think... Read More

Trying on wetsuits.

I just don’t swim. I love the ‘idea’ of being a water-babe, so I decided if everyone else can get in the water, then so shall I. With a wetsuit. To the shops. Selecting some wetsuits, I confidently headed towards the change rooms. My husband (a dolphin who swims regardless of temperature in, or out of the water) popped his head in to offer wisdom and advice. According to him, a wetsuit should be so tight, you almost can’t breathe. Which, when you think about it; is kind... Read More

A list of lists

Those who know me even slightly know that I’m a list maker. And those that know me better know that my lists can be found all over the place. On the margins of the newspaper, on the backs of envelopes. Yes, I love to make lists, and I do believe that I was the first person to invent the little (tick) box drawn at the end of each list idea. Sometimes, I’ll put something on my list that I’ve already accomplished just so I can tick it off (see point 5 below). So, when I read... Read More

Mum Sayings

"I wonder what the poor people are doing?"
"Did you see anyone you liked better than yourself?"
"I've had that new coat forever."
"Go on, you deserve it."

Yummy Aunties…

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