20th September 2016 Helen

I like numbers – they make sense of things for me.  They show the truth about how things are.  Presented plain and simple they tell no lies – that part comes later when they are wrapped up in words. So here are a few numbers for you…. Over the last 35 years, over 166,000 women have travelled from Ireland to access abortion services abroad.  That’s roughly equivalent to the combined population of of the cities of Waterford and Cork. Today, like yesterday and the day before, more than 9 women left this Country to access abortion services. Today, like yesterday…

4th November 2015 Helen 9Comment

This is a review of the Polisport Junior Guppy seat – suitable for children weighing between 22 and 35 kilo. I’ve also reviewed the Polisport Guppy Mini Baby Seat suitable for children up to 15 kilos / 33 lbs in weight which you can read here.  The step-up to three kids brought with it a new car, new house, no pelvic floor and less cycling. With two toddlers we’d trekked around with one kid on each bike strapped into rear mounted seats but as they  got taller it was trickier to wedge them into the kiddie seats.  Then with three bambinos the balance tipped – literally,…

13th October 2015 Helen 1Comment

Although I’m woeful at posting updates, our community crafting group – the Fairview / Marino Knitting & Crochet Circle, is continuing to meet up twice a month in St. Joseph’s Primary School in Fairview.  The dates for meetings this side of Christmas are posted below and for easier updates I’ve set up a Facebook Group page – here. The group offers a lovely and informal setting for anyone and everyone to knit or crochet, learning from each other and generally having a laugh while eating cake! I organise the group on a voluntary basis so it costs €4 which covers…