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January Gift Horse… meat
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

It is an unseasonably sunny Monday on the seventh day of Thirteen, birds sing as if it’s late March, it’s not like grim January at all, except all sorts of ...continue reading

What will I be when I grow up?
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

I ponder on the interview I have coming up on Day 7 of Thirteen, what do people wear in offices these days? Pinstripe suits are probably only worn in the ...continue reading

Closet Melancholia
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

The zeal with which I despatched the finery to a swap shop was bound to end in tears. They estimated my possible return on the fashion investment, would be in ...continue reading

Eve of Adam (from Diary of a Dublin Landlady)
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

On Day Two of Thirteen I made my way through the flotsam of sales, trawling duvet boxes, pillows, mattress covers and what was left of the matching linen, floral yeuch. ...continue reading

Snow Ball: Short Story
Posted by Ciara Cassidy in The Members' Blog.

Lying on the bed, my back resisting the cold, thin mattress I stare at the ceiling. The paint is flaking and the vibrancy of the white is reduced to a ...continue reading

They’re reading Irish Poetry in Panama
Posted by Gemma@ThePoetryProject in The Members' Blog.

It’s week five of the Poetry Project, and while we’re breathing a gentle sigh of relief that January has (almost) blown its stormy way out, we’re delighted with how the ...continue reading

Twelve is soooo OVER (from Diary of a Dublin Landlady)
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

It was New Year’s Eve, but not as we know it, a build-up of dust-cloud coupled with a small sense of de-cluttering achievement, dampened the desire to go out. The ...continue reading

A Goal by any other name (from Diary of a Dublin landlady)
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

They were Heston and Jamie for an afternoon and figured how to bake a ham for New Year’s Day, yes I know it’s not that difficult, but it’s good to ...continue reading

Detritus De-clutter (from Diary of a Dublin Landlady)
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

There is something about that time between Christmas and New Year, when the tree is still lit and full of magic, the presents have been exchanged and thankfully its 365 ...continue reading

Goodreads, I Love You
Posted by Eliza Green in The Members' Blog.

When I published my debut novel, BECOMING HUMAN, I trawled the daunting writer sphere to see how and where I could promote my book.  I had been using Goodreads as ...continue reading