Last week, a message popped up on my phone announcing the April arrival of a friend’s baby number four. I joked that I was in awe of his wife.
The reply: “What about me? I deserve that tea and toast too!” I suggested – very strongly – that he should absolutely stay away from that most precious of meals when the time comes.
This was of course all in jest. But I think most would agree that, when in hospital, post-labour or any form of operation, the offer of a simple slice of toast and a hot cup of tea is Manna from heaven. And not just when “Dad toast theft” is a potential threat.
What we eat impacts our bodies and minds, as it has the ability to appeal to or disgust all our bodily senses.
Last week, when Hannah Bolger’s blog arrived in my email inbox, news was unofficially rife that schools will not reopen as planned. No surprise really and I have written previously of my frustration at how we are now conditioned for bad news well in advance of it being announced.
So with the challenges ahead, I thought that Hannah’s piece, which generally appears only online, would resonate with lots of parents and her approach to “Emergency educating” is genius.
Hannah’s is not the only familiar – but not recently heard – voice.
This week we also welcome Ciara back following her maternity leave with her little girl Molly.
She genuinely seems to have been given no official information about how her business would be impacted by Brexit.
In our surveys, readers asked for the return of our Money Mentor page. And this week, Margaret Nolan steps into that role
The extent only apparent, when all her Irish-destined packages were returned to her, 10 days after shipping them. Buyer beware for now.
In our surveys, readers asked for the return of our Money Mentor page. And this week, Margaret Nolan steps into that role where she will deal with financial topics from succession to pensions, taxes to loans.
She is starting off with a few tips to start 2021 on the right foot but it is your queries that matter. Margaret can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also rejoining us is Irene Bermingham. Irene completed her internship with us in 2018 and we are delighted to have her back looking after our careers and education coverage. Please contact Irene on email@example.com