Smile Saturday

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Poetry Friday

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   William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin in 1865, the son of a well-known Irish painter, John Butler Yeats. He spent his childhood in County Sligo, where his parents were raised, and in… Continue reading

Andrew Lloyd Webber reflects on his brush with cancer

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   I was reading in last weekend’s newspapers of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s reflections on his recent brush with cancer. In October last year, Sir Andrew was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and admits that the… Continue reading

Feelgood Scarves

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Thanks to Steph at Biopsy Report for alerting me to a new Irish website, Feelgood Scarves. The idea for this came from the personal experience of its founder Catherine O’Sullivan, who lost her… Continue reading

You get to choose

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Elaine Rogers is a personal and business coach and trainer, based in Co Cork, and I was interested in her sharing some of her wisdom here with us on JBBC. I don’t think Elaine will… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Shrove or Pancake Tuesday* takes place tomorrow; so whizz up some batter today, leave it overnight in the fridge and you will be all set in the morning  to make delicious pancakes for breakfast. Pancakes are… Continue reading

Reflections on love

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“In the final analysis, love is the only reflection of man’s worth.”  ~  Bill Wundram, Iowa Quad Cities Times What is love? It is one of the most difficult questions to answer or define,… Continue reading

Humor Heals

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“Gentlemen, why don’t you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln Recently Andy left a comment on the… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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I just had to post a love poem this week-end in honor of Valentine’s Day. So today’s poetry choice is a classic love poem from the celebrated Scottish poet and lyricist, Robbie Burns.… Continue reading

Paula’s close shave for cancer

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Many of you will have seen Irish radio presenters, Ian Dempsey and Ray Darcy smiling down at you from billboards across the country with half-shaved heads.  It is all part of Today FM’s Shave or Dye fundraising campaign… Continue reading