Free Medical Services
In Ireland we don't have a National Health Service, we have a multi-tiered health service, with some people paying almost nothing, some people paying a little, and some people paying a lot. Now that Smiley is an adult with her own small income, she is finally entitled to free health care.
Not that she will need to use it very often as she is pretty healthy. Just as well, as I shudder when I read the latest trolley count figures from our accident and emergency departments....
No I'm not crying. It's about a clothing website that Angel has been nagging me to use, since shopping for clothes in real shops is getting harder and harder. It turned out that the most difficult part of shopping on Boohoo.com was choosing what to buy. The slow delivery option took two working days and I've got a new jacket and boots for spring that are smart and hopefully vaguely age-appropriate too...
When relaxation isn't relaxing
Hands up who else doesn't like the 'relaxation' bit in
Long lost cousins
Okay, so not really "lost", just the other side of the world, so out of mind for a very long time. But last Friday I got to meet her, my only female cousin, after a gap of almost 40 years. Our meeting was too short to do more than touch on the stories of our lives, and much more entertainingly, the mad stuff that goes on in Australian political and civic life. Like this giant balloon with six boobs.