4 AM ramble

well its 4 AM. I’m not asleep as you can see.
I tried but couldn’t drop off. So got up again, no point to lying there thinking a million thoughts and unable to shut your brain up or off.
So I am up. I am just pottering around the house, and pottering around online.
I have the radio on low. And its very peaceful. Not a sound to be heard.
Just how I like it. Nitros fast asleep. He was dreaming in his sleep. He was whimpering, I think its so cute when he does that.
Is anyone else up?
Talk to me if you are?
❤ 🙂


New opportunity

so you all know I volunteer on Tuesday at the cork city partnership, this is an organisation that works with vulnerable, and elderly people, and people living in disadvantaged areas.
Last week my supervisor said she had two blind people, who needed training in how to use their laptop and I phone.
she asked me if I’d be interested in doing it since I am blind myself, and could give them first hand experience.
so I jumped at the chance.
Well tomorrow I start the job. One of the girls who just got a new laptop will come to me from 2:30 until 4:30. I am excited. But nervous too.
Will I be a good teacher? Will she like my style?
She already knows me. I know her boyfriend, he teaches at a local centre for the blind near where I live.
Well I hope she’ll enjoy it and get a lot out of what I try to help her with learning.
And hoping I get and gain a lot out of it too.
At least I have patience and don’t mind going over things…that helps, right?


Delicious fruit salad

I made this delicious fruit salad today. I thought I’d share what I put in it and how I did it, its super simple.


One mandarin orange, sliced
One kiwi, chopped
One apple, chopped
Handful of grapes, halved
Some strawberries, chopped
Handful of blueberries
Handful of blackberries
Plain low fat natural greek yoghurt

Put all the fruit in a big bowl. Pour over the natural yoghurt and enjoy.
I promise it tastes delicious!



so without going into to much detail, something has just really triggered me.
I’m trying to ignore the trigger. I’ve turned on Irelands got talent and am watching that. Trying to stay distracted.
Not sure its really working but I’m trying at least.
My thoughts are a bit all over the place though. Moods going haywire. Up and down and all around.
I just hope this doesn’t last too long. Damn triggers. I hate them.


3 days, 3 quotes challenge, day 1

Thanks to Ashley over at
For the nomination to do this wonderful challenge.

My first quote for this challenge is:

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.

Tori Amos

I love this quote, and I love tori too!
She is an amazing activist and musician.

If you would like to do this then I nominate all of you to participate in this awesome challenge to post one quote a day on your blog for 3 consequtive days!



eat a healthy breakfast, done
take meds, done
pack my bag, done
brush teeth, done
do college work, done
read some of my book
do some exercise if I feel up to it
spend time with my PA
call my friend
Watch something on tv to have some down time
go to bed at a reasonable hour
carol anne