Try to look on the bright side

It’s probably ingrained in us Irish and maybe even more-so that any other nationality, that we are prone to suffering from a small bit of negativity. We lean towards the down side. We highlight the pitfalls, point out the inefficiencies and harp on about the negative in like, any situation. We loved to go on about Christmas starting…

Teenagers In Qatar

Not the most easily transportable, not the most easily adjustable, not the most co-operative and a nightmare to travel with, guess what……teenagers. I need space, no-one here understands me, why do we have to live abroad, why can’t I for once cook what I like for a change and that’s just me, they’ve different gripes,…

Living in Limbo

The act of living in limbo was never something I thought I could cope with, let alone master and perfect.   Alas, I have succeeded, I have grown akin to the common bee, floating from flower to flower sucking the nectar from each before leaving abruptly and going to the next one. Nearly five years ago…

Taman Mini Jakarta

Owing to the population density and massive pollution problem in Jakarta, much of daily life is spent indoors.   Although the torrential rain, thunder and lightning doesn’t start until about 1.45.p.m. the mornings can be unbearably warm and sticky making a trip to the swimming pool the only feasible outdoor activity for kids.   Forgot long walks…