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Valerie O.

I am a SAHM to a 10 year old Boy who has a diagnosis of PDD-NOS. This blog is about our journey through life with our gorgeous boy, my panto& stage experiences, family life and anything that catches my interest....A.K.A. rambling ruminations!! From the important stuff, to the frivolous and... Full Bio
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Jazzy 'Slims With Tina' - Part 2 by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Week 1 of my ' Slim With Tina ' kickstarter course has been completed, and Week 2 has begun - with my renewed commitment! I thought I'd tell you how it's going. ... Read on »
The Calm Between Two Storms..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It was such a stormy night here in Ireland last night as Storm Rachel battered our country.  It is still, almost 24 hours later, very windy outside. Storm Rachel i ... Read on »
'Slim with Tina January Kickstart' - My Journey, Part 1 by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga My New Year started last Monday January 5th sensibly, I thought to myself, coinciding with back-to-school times; with me brimming over with determination to ge ... Read on »
Mia Tui Me - Again....... Meet 'Luca'! by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I really do love those Mia Tui bags . So much so that I told you all about the first two bags I received back in January 2013. These are stylish, organiser bags an ... Read on »
2014 Rewound.... and Fast Forward 2015 - Happy New Year! by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's one of my favourite times of the year - New Year's Eve. I know plenty of people who don't like it, in fact I usually ring it in alone. But I like it and I honour it e ... Read on »
Christmas 'Reasons to be Cheerful' #R2BC ...... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I've always loved Christmas and am lucky to have such a lovely store of Christmas memories, from childhood on. Not that the presents were huge when we were children ... Read on »
Dear Son..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I know you like History so I thought you might like to know some of the prominent world events on this day fifteen years ago: December 22nd 1999. There was the ... Read on »
Just a Simple Little Stroll..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's amazing the things that one can take for granted. Like donning coat and trainers before leaving the house, simply to close the door on the stresses and strai ... Read on »
Care Home Concerns by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's being going on for years now, yet it still fills me with dread every time I see a report about a care home that has mistreated it's residents.  The latest re ... Read on »
Crafty Jazzy...... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Well, with banned walks, exercise classes and some housework duties too, I had to find something to occupy my time while in recovery . I don't 'do' sitting doing nothing, ... Read on »
The Woman of the House ........ by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I've never quite seen myself as any of the stereotypical monikers like 'her indoors' or 'the woman of the house'. Nor do I see myself as the 'housewife' or the 'home ca ... Read on »
On Peaceful Protests and Having Respect..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It was quite disconcerting answering the door just before lunchtime on a midweek day. I thought I had figured it out you see. The optimum time to play 'Avoid The Cold Call ... Read on »
Recovery...... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Recovery from a back injury can be such a painfully (pun intended) long drawn out affair. It is all about taking things easy for such an interminably long period of time - ... Read on »
Why I am Strictly a #strictly Fan..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga There are so many of these competitive, make-me-a-star, raise-my-profile type TV shows these days, aren't there? For me it all started with Pop Idol in 2001 which was ... Read on »
On Thinking Thoughts and Talking Small.... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It was a kind of surreal conversation that surrounded me that day. It was like I was there, which I was - right there stage centre, can't miss me - but they were acting as ... Read on »
The Forgotten 'Worker'....... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I don't know why I put myself through it, yet still I did it ..... I listened to the details of Budget 2015 the other day. It was a slightly better budget compared t ... Read on »
The Impatient Patient and the Ten Minute Beauty Walk........ by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga You know, it's only when you look back that you realise how far you've come. And for the times that you want to take a quick peek back, to see exactly how you've felt at a ... Read on »
The Legendary Lady and the 'Dancocabin' 'Audition'...... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga We were so nervous, even though we had rehearsed and rehearsed, over and over. We knew the dance routine inside and out. We danced it umpteen times at the weekly dance cla ... Read on »
'Over The Tops': A Tops of the Town Musical Theatre Workshop... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's almost a year since we had our John Player Tops of the Town reunion. It was a wonderful evening, presenting a fantastic opportunity for us all to meet people we ... Read on »