Month: January 2013

Procrastination with a Capital P…..

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So here’s the deal. I have a thesis to write. I like writing. However, when I sit myself down to write said thesis my mind wonders in fifty million other directions. I find myself thinking about power differentials and then Gramsci’s theory of hegemony comes to mind. How different aspects of society conspire to make us feel that there is no other way. How we get coerced into consumerism and we accept the way things […]

Words of Wisdom

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I’m a thinker. I’ve always sat and pondered stuff. Sometimes it can be a bad thing. I clearly remember Mammy Byrne telling me on more than one occasion that I think too much. It didn’t stop me. I’ve always loved writing my thoughts down. Before my children came along I used to send their Dad cards regularly. In these cards I would write my thoughts, my hopes, my dreams, my fears. When my babies arrived […]

The End of an Era

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It’s here. Much quicker than I expected. It’s the Sunday before the kids return to school. Christmas is well and truly over except for the horrible part, packing up the sparkly lights and the decorations and ironing the school uniforms that have been hiding at the very bottom of the massive pile of ironing. You all know I’m not one for wishing away the holidays from the moment the kids arrive home on the 22nd […]