Most people who write have always had the urge to write from the minute they learned to read or write. I think I was creating stories orally first and then started writing them down from about the age of six. First of all, it was fairy stories, then adventure stories, moving on to teenage angst… Continue reading Does The Age Of A Writer Matter?
Some people have been homeschooling for years and find it suits their families and their lifestyles and it has been a growing movement. For some it was for religious reasons, for others for a freer and broader type of education; sometimes it was because of bullying or to meet the needs of an individual child.… Continue reading The Ups And Downs Of Homeschooling Children During LockDown
Also see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ Every New Year many people make New Year's resolutions. A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. A Children's Book About New Year's Resolutions Squirrel's New Year's Resolution, a 2010 Children's picture book written by Pat Miller and illustrated by Kathi Ember. It is about Squirrel who wants to… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions For Kids
Live Crib in St. Mel's Cathedral, Longford, Ireland 2019. Photo by Lalin Swaris The place that the shepherds found was not an academy or an abstract republic, it was not a place of myths allegorised or dissected or explained or explained away. It was a place of dreams come true. G.K. Chesterton Christmas is built… Continue reading The Message Of Christmas Comes Alive With Living Cribs Or Nativity Scenes
A scene from, 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens Christmas time is a time for family, tradition and doing good. This is reflected in many classic novels. The first book by Charles Dickens that I was introduced to at school around the age of 11 was, 'A Christmas Carol'. This is a book that is… Continue reading Have Yourselves A Classic Christmas
The gift of a book is a personal gift from one person to another. If a person cares for another, they will spend time thinking about what book would best suit the tastes and personality of the person they are buying for. A book can last a lifetime if it is loved and taken care… Continue reading The Gift Of A Book
https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ Christmas is just around the corner and whether you are a Christian or not I am sure you are well aware of the festival that falls on the 25th of December. Many books are written on the theme of Christmas and they are often books people remember with fondness. Two of my favourite books… Continue reading Christmas Stories
This is delightful
Disney UK got a cool and heartwarming Christmas advert! I am particularly touched and moved by this video ad simply because it features bits of the Filipino qualities and culture.
Parol & Parol-Making: a lantern which is made of bamboo sticks and colored paper is a major Christmas symbol of every household in the Philippines. And it is a common practice that grade school students would create one as a school project during Christmas season so as to have it hanged in their respective houses. I made a horrible-looking one myself during my young school days!
Simbang Gabi: a Filipino-Catholic tradition of attending midnight Mass at a nearby Catholic church for 9 consecutive nights prior to Christmas Eve. And since…
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Many people, in many countries realise that 2020 has been a bad year for local businesses with constant lockdowns because of the pandemic. There has been a growing movement to get people to support local businesses and to buy local. In Ireland, national celebrity, Ryan Tubridy has been spearheading this. As the presenter of the… Continue reading The Importance Of Shopping Local This Year
“Writing is a profession that has no real career structure and your best advice when you hit a difficulty is probably going to come from another writer one or two rungs on the career ladder ahead of you.” Sara Sheridan Last week I was doing an online course with other writers, and we were being… Continue reading Writers Supporting Writers