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A Goal by any other name (from Diary of a Dublin landlady)
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)
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
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
Next Big Thing: Blog Hop
A fellow blogger and member of Authonomy, Audrey Bennett, has invited me to join in The Next Big Thing blog tour. The idea is to hop from blog to blog ...continue reading
Diary of a Dublin landlady: Thirteen was looming
THIRTEEN was looming like a big hag, long bony fingers beckoned beyond the midnight Twelve, so bad was its reputation that the entire car industry colluded to pretend it didn’t ...continue reading
Free Art and Poetry? What’s not to like…
It has always been a mystery to me why the whole world doesn’t seem to be as in love with poetry and art as it could be. After all, ...continue reading
New term of creative writing workshops in Dublin!
Hi folks! We’re getting ready for our spring term here at Big Smoke, with lots of new courses starting from next week. While we’ve a lot on offer for beginners, ...continue reading
Can I be in your gang?
I have vivid childhood memories of standing at the fringes of anything cool that was going on. The girls I wanted to be friends with didn’t want to be friends ...continue reading
‘Sausages & Crabs’; Flash Fiction from Colette Ni Reamonn Ioannidou
The ‘Spitfire’ grabbed the sack of crabs and ran out intending to throw them back into the harbour, calling her mother a sadist for boiling things alive. Uncle Patrick, agog ...continue reading