Best of 2022 Blogs Part Three Of Three

Over the last year, I have posted many vignettes from my debut Romcom Novel, Tara Tree, on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, which have received great responses. But I do have to admit that my favourite blog of all time has to be Doggy Rock Bands. It combines my three greatest passions, writing, music, and dogs.

Having my first short story published was definitely a highlight of 2022, and visiting Glasgow for the launch and reciting my piece was also a privilege. Ending the year with some old and original bad jokes was a fitting end to a very enjoyable year of sharing my blogs with you. 2023 is going to be a great one; I can feel it in me water ( as we say here in Ireland, sometimes). It has the number three, which is good enough for me as I have a particular affinity with the number.

 

1.September 25th Tara Tree excerpt -Carved to imperfecktion – http://adeleleahy.ie/tara-tree-excerpt-carved-to-imperfecktion/

 

2. Nov 13th Sloth Dance – http://adeleleahy.ie/sloth-dance/

 

3. November 27th 2022 Doggy Rock Bands – http://adeleleahy.ie/doggy-rock-bands/

 

4. December 3rd Glasgow Thi-Wurd Anthology Launch of Alternating Currents – http://adeleleahy.ie/glasgow-thi-wurd-anthology-launch-of-alternating-currents/

 

5. December 10th 2022 Non-Christmassy jokes and a few of my own – http://adeleleahy.ie/non-christmassy-jokes-and-a-few-of-my-own/

 

All the best

Stay fab

Adele

Best of 2022 Blogs Part Two Of Three

The above-the-ground blog was used in my Short Story, Flashing Pope, which was published in November 2022; more about this in my final best-of blog. As for the Man marries his dog series, well, it must be read to be believed. I had to celebrate my 400th milestone blog and throw in a few cringeworthy puns.

Wordplay has always and will always be one of my favourite things and ‘Imperfecked’ is how I would often describe myself. Any excuse to weave the word ‘feck’ into any word or sentence always puts a smile on my face.

 

  1. April 10th Above the ground – http://adeleleahy.ie/above-the-ground/

 

  1. May 2nd Man marries his dog series – http://adeleleahy.ie/man-marries-his-dog-pawt-one-of-three/

 

  1. May 30th 400TH Blog and Punitis – http://adeleleahy.ie/my-400th-blog-and-punitis/

 

  1. June 13th Imperfecked – http://adeleleahy.ie/imperfecked/

 

All the best

Stay fab

Adele

Best of 2022 Blogs Part One Of Three

Warning, two of the poems are not happy. They were written when I was sad and were a useful and cathartic tool to help me deal with the emotions of the time. They are Soul Blink and Mosquito Mind. As Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown in My Left Foot once said, ‘They were written in my blue period.’ And not because I am a closet menstruating Smurf but because whatever was going on at the time required me to write these poems to help me process it.

Poem – Soul Blink

http://adeleleahy.ie/poem-soul-blink/

Poem- Mosquito Mind

http://adeleleahy.ie/poem-mosquito-mind/

Poem -Daisy Dreaming

http://adeleleahy.ie/poem-daisy-dreaming/

 

Daisy Dreaming is decidedly chirpier and I hope you enjoy it.

Besides my poetry, I always enjoy sharing the ‘Best of ‘, from the last year of blogging. The ones I have chosen are the ones I enjoyed writing the most and when I reread them, they still make me smile. Perhaps they will have the same effect on you?

 

1. Jan 09th 2022 Naughty Naughty Priest Father King – http://adeleleahy.ie/naughty-naughty-priest-father-king/

2. Feb 7th Little Britain – Fat Fighters Marjorie- http://adeleleahy.ie/little-britain-fatfighters-marjory/

3. Mar 7th Open Mic – http://adeleleahy.ie/open-mic-night/

4. Mar 20th Singing Coffee Van Man – http://adeleleahy.ie/singing-coffee-van-man/

 

All the best

Stay fab

Adele

Happy New Year and Beauty treatments gone wrong.

Happy New Year to one and all, may your joys be tenfold and your problems be small. 

May you rise to your challenges as though you are ten feet tall, 

And may you live each day to see the wonder in them all.

Ten years ago, I read that haemorrhoid cream was a great cure for wrinkles under the eyes. Gobshite that I am, of course, I had to try it, and I couldn’t get to the chemist quick enough and lather it beneath my eyes. And the good news was that it did, in fact, get rid of my under-eye wrinkles. Although, they were replaced by swollen, red scaly, flaky (akin to bad eczema) patches. Vanity is a dreadful thing; at times, as a young girl, I was a divil for plucking my eyebrows. To the point where I ended up with none and had to draw them in for years.

Sunbathing was another disaster. Having freckled skin made me determined to get a good enough tan so all my freckles would join together. I can honestly remember lying out in our back garden as a teenager and considering using a mirror for tanning my face while lying on my tummy. Like a lot of people, I found it easier to tan my front more than my back, and I resented the time wasted when my face could be getting browner. On one occasion, my sister was hanging washing on the line, and I roared at her to move the socks as they were casting a shadow on me.

Leslie Ash, famously of the ‘trout pout’, and Linda Evangelista, with cryolipolysis (a body contouring cosmetic treatment to remove areas of body fat), are two of the most well-known celebrities that have suffered beauty treatment fails. Leslie’s lips look normal by today’s standards and Linda is still beautiful.

Body dysmorphia seems to be a growing worrying trend which is only worsened by some celebrities using ridiculous filters on their Instagram feed.

I am glad to say that I now use Factor 50 daily and leave my eyebrows alone. My under-eye wrinkles are from all the laughing I have done over my lifetime and will continue to do.

All the best

Stay fab

Adele