One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other…..

Many thanks to my online pals, Ann at Inkpots and Quills and Hot Cross Mum herself Hazel, for passing this challenge on to me! The deal is that I have to list 6 untruths and 1 half truth about myself. So here goes: which of these things is not like the other?

I am a fish lover. I love to eat anything that comes from the sea (well except Dolphins I suppose). I cook fish many times per week and everyone in this house has a huge IQ as a result!

My husband has a mistress – one whom he openly flaunts and massages in the front garden with alarming regularity.

World renowned author, Alexander McCall Smith, of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency fame is an honorary member of our Laid Back Literary Ladies Society.

I have the most wonderful long and sexy legs and like nothing better than tottering about on vertiginous high heels – especially my black FMB’s.

I am a sports fanatic. I love all football – rugby and GAA especially. I play for my local GAA team and have season ticket to Croke Park. I run 4 miles every day, before the kids get up.

I hate cats. I especially hate it when I go into someone’s home and there is a big cat sitting on their dining table. How awful. And dangerous – don’t they carry all kinds of diseases?

So – which is half true? It’s over to you.


Ta – Dah. I hereby officially launch the Laid Back Literary Ladies Society.

The Laid Back Literary Ladies was inspired by listening to one of my favourite writers, Alexander McCall Smith who spoke about how his books almost write themselves with little need for editing. Sandy (as he likes to be called) said that once he learnt to plug into his subconscious mind, the words just flowed, easily. And as he was parting with this wonderful wisdom he was sitting so far back in his chair, I feared he might fall off.

I definitely think that as writers we need to be laid back and write from the heart. And I know I am not alone in thinking this. So prupose of the Laid Back Literary Ladies Society is to remind us of just three simple tenets:

We must always be relaxed and grounded when writing.

In keeping with some of the greatest Irish writers, we should remember to immerse themselves in the rythms and colours of real life, which is the source of all inspiration.

Finally, we will always write from the heart!

The inaugral honourary members are:

Barbara Scully,
Brigid at Sort of Witty (Brigid was instrumental in the genesis of this idea)
Beth at Hell or High Water
Susannah at Joy Frequencies
Dawn Maria at Method to the Madness
Alison at Head Above Water
Jane at Jane Obsessed with Jane
Ann at Inkpots and Quills

So Laid Back Literary Ladies, I urge you to take your badge and place it on your own blog where you will be reminded to be relaxed and true to your heart! Feel free to pass this badge on to others who wish to join our Society. And leave a comment so we can add their names to this role of honour!