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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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Hope Springs Eternal..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Last Saturday dawned brightly; full of sunshine and hope. All morning taxi-mum jobs were completed quick-smart, and for the first time this year the patio doors were ... Read on »
Irish Blessings, The Gods of Good Health ...... and Chocolate. by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's been a pleasant couple of days really, all things considered. Having Mother's Day and St Patrick's Day within days of each other, and no school in between, was a b ... Read on »
'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'- the 'Must-Stream' New Netflix Comedy Show! by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I was like a child on Christmas morning last Wednesday, as I got ready to head to Dublin Airport for my flight to London for the preview of   Netflix  's new   'Unbreakabl ... Read on »
Simply Socialising.... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga 'That's no problem, I'm happy to wait', said I to my car service guy, who had just divulged a thirty minute wait. Of course I knew full well that in car-service-gu ... Read on »
New Show - Unbreakable #KimmySchmidt - coming to #Netflix ...... real SOON!! by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I guess the title says it all really but you might want to hear a little more? Right? Well here's the blurb..... 'After living in a cult for fifteen years, Ki ... Read on »
The Very Patient Boy and his Dream Gaming Machine........ by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga We all know the saying that 'good things come to those who wait' don't we? Well, I know a boy who has waited rather a long time for something that he really wanted. S ... Read on »
'Thankful Thursday' and 'Reasons to Be Cheerful' #R2BC ....... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's always nice to join in these Linkys from time to time, especially when you've had a particular busy or stressful week. And I most certainly consider two weeks ... Read on »
It's Okay to Slap Your Child - The Pope Says So ...... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Yes, it's true. The Chief Commander, the CEO of the Catholic church has spoken. He who is in charge of our spiritual well-being, of instilling our Christian beliefs with ... Read on »
This Helicopter Needs to Land..... by Valerie O. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's a long road that leads from lovely sweet baby-ness, meandering to 'vigorous' toddler-hood - then heads straight on to the highway to hell all-knowing teendom. ... Read on »
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 »