Thursday, 17 December 2009

Some of the books I read this year.

These are a few of my favorite books from the last year....

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult or Anything by Jodi Picoult 
The Cruel Mother by Sian Busby 
Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived by Maria Housden 
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
Before I Die by Jenny Downham 
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble 
Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale 
The Cruel Mother: A Family Ghost Laid to Rest by Sian Busby 
Digging to America by Anne Tyler 
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
Relentless by Simon Kernick 
Be Careful What You Wish for by Alexandra Potter 
Come Away with Me by Sara MacDonald 
If the Spirit Moves You: Love and Life After Death by Justine Picardie 
The Memory Stones by Kate O'Riordan 
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown 
The Girls by Lori Lansens 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards 
Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson 
Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard 
The Island by Victoria Hislop 
Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly 
Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters 
The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde
My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson 
31 Songs by Nick Hornby 
Things My Mother Never Told Me by Blake Morrison 
Loving Him by Kate O'Riordan 
The Woman on the Bus by Pauline McLynn 
If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom 

Monday, 4 May 2009

25 Random thngs about me.


1. I love being a Stay at Home Mum with my kids. Am grateful every day for the chance to spend my day with them.

2. I lived in Belgium 

3. Always wanted to be a singer ( I sing like a frog )

4. One of the rare people who actually liked school and would do it all over again.

5. Think the best sound in the whole world is my kids giggling.

6. Met my Husband via Yahoo Personals, he'd only been living across the street my whole life.

7. I believe in ghosts and have seen a few.

8. Hate Bananas - yuck

9. I've UK size 9 feet - thats an US 11 and a EU 43

10. I'm afraid of birds in a house. Don't like them flying about...gives me the creeps.

11. I was a Brownie, Girl Guide and Ranger.

12. Been on a safari in the Sahara Desert on a Camel...HOT!

13. I've got everything I always wanted. Husband & 2 Beautiful Kids

14. Would love to learn to fly.

15. I'm addicted to books and usually have 3 on the go at once

16. I've always drove Renault Cars, just love the comfort of them.

17. Want to grow old in Tuscany with my DH.

18. Miss teaching computers

19. Love Bruce Springsteen

20. Fell 100 feet of a mountain while skiing back in 2000, had to be rescued by the mountain rescue and airlifted home, I'm now disabled because of my spinal injuries.

21. Hate wearing shoes and kick them off as soon as I'm indoors

22. Would love to have another 2 kids, but have accepted that it ain't possible.

23. I'm addicted to my laptop and my online friends make my life a little brighter every day.

24. Family is the most important thing in my life, they're all that matter and will always come 1st.

25.Think this is my mantra - " I'm not bossy I just have better ideas"

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Weird Death Notice in Local Paper...

Below is an extract from the Irish News for today 18th February.... bit spooky, considering my name is Maureen Breen and my husband is John Breen.....

BREEN John, February 17 2009 peacefully at Belfast City Hospital. Beloved father of John and Bobby, formerly of Scotch Street and latterly of 589 Antrim Road, Belfast. Remains will be removed from his late residence Thursday 19 at 11.30am for 12 noon Requiem Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux, Somerton Road, Belfast. Burial afterwards in Milltown Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sons, daughters-in-law, grand-children, great grandchildren and entire family circle. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Action Cancer.

BREEN (Craigavon) (nee Magee) February 17 2009 peacefully, Maureen beloved wife of the late Michael (Mickey) 309 Drumbeg North, and much loved mother of Lisa, Edward, Martina, Stephen, Paul, Linda, Francis and Thomas and the late Michael and Linda R.I.P. Funeral on Friday at 10.15am from her late residence to St. Anthony’s Church for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery, Lylo. Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. Very deeply regretted by her loving daughters, sons, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and the entire family circle.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Real story by a Man who was standing in a queue in Tesco's......

I have 2 dogs & I was buying a large bag of Winalot in Tesco and was standing in the queue at the till. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

On impulse, I told her that no, I was starting The Winalot Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and the way that it works is to load your trouser pockets with Winalot nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry & that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again.

I have to mention here that practically everyone in the queue was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a guy who was behind her.

Horrified, she asked if I'd ended up in the hospital in that condition because I had been poisoned. I told her no, it was because I'd been sitting in the road licking my balls and a car hit me.I thought one guy was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard as he staggered out the door.

Stupid cow.........why else would I buy dog food??