One big drawback of being unemployed last year was not having my own transport. It meant I was dependent on the bus to meet people, especially as I live in Ballincollig, seven miles from Cork city. Social media is great for maintaining contact with people, and of course you can email or ring people too, but there’s no substitute for talking to people face to … Continue reading We all need the company of friends
She was young and pretty and so much in love. Fresh from her honeymoon she had so much to look forward to – many years of happiness together with her husband, lots of holidays, perhaps children in time. The kinds of expectations many married women have. Weeks after returning from her honeymoon she became ill. The prognosis was not good, but she fought hard for … Continue reading Sometimes there are no words
What do you do with your day when you no longer have the routine of getting up for work? I’m glad you asked! Between a trip to Lanzarote and a scamper to Lisbon, my days have filled up since I left Teamwork.com last month. Of course they haven’t filled every day, and that’s a lot of time. So far I have had to make three … Continue reading Life’s a bowl of cherries – almost!
Well, what a few days in Lisbon that was. I travelled over to the Web Summit last week, eager to know how its transfer from Dublin would work out. The answer? It was amazing. No, really. Ok, my son Daire is one of the cofounders of the Web Summit, so I have more than a casual interest. I had also gone to three previous Web … Continue reading Reflections on Lisbon Web Summit