Welcome to Karen's World!

Peruse the inner musings of a woman, of indeterminate age, living in what appears to be an absolutely mad world. Finding adventure and intrigue in the day to day monotony, Karen often shines a bright light into her readers' imaginations.

Welcome to Karen's World!/

Sick with the Lurgy

By |2019-01-18T15:42:40+00:00January 15th, 2019|

Being one of those unfortunates, who didn’t escape the lurgy last week, woe was me!  I slept for 12 hours a night, three nights in a row, knowing full well that wasn’t a good sign. I just kept turning over and snuggling up under the covers, sure what’s seldom is wonderful. [...]

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Overnighter for One

By |2019-01-09T13:10:45+00:00January 8th, 2019|

Had a cheeky overnight break for one this week, far from the madding crowd 'me time'.   Not being the most reliable of social buddies recently, due to health issues, it was a good plan, if I had to cancel, I’d be only disappointing myself.  Finding a midweek bargain in the first [...]

Splish splash splosh

By |2019-01-01T19:48:47+00:00January 1st, 2019|

There’s no such thing as bad weather, I recalled a friend saying recently and I tended to agree. As long as you’re dressed for the elements, you can actually enjoy them.  It was this attitude, that had condoned what might be referred to as an insane urge, to walk along my [...]

Tis the Season to be Jolly

By |2018-12-25T23:13:18+00:00December 25th, 2018|

It’s Christmas day and many people are likely stuffed, sitting in front of the TV, watching festive movies, or even snoring loudly. Some may be playing board games, drinking Baileys, wine, tea, or others taking a nice walk to burn off some of the endless calorie laden food consumed at this [...]

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An Alternative Nativity Story

By |2018-12-18T21:42:48+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Mhaire was no virgin Mary, in fact her mother had intended to call her Angela but divine intervention or some sixth sense had stopped her in her tracks.  It wasn’t that Mhaire was a bad girl, just a little wayward and tended to get herself into all sorts of scrapes.   [...]

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Windy Tales

By |2018-12-11T21:29:48+00:00December 11th, 2018|

My, it’s been a wet, windy week!! The mere mention of that word ‘windy’ makes me smile, because, as children, that was the term we used for ‘passing wind’.  Never mind ‘fart’, the word ‘windy’ was used in our house. Whether they were silent and deadly, loud and airy, or even [...]

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We are Family!

By |2019-02-06T10:08:48+00:00December 4th, 2018|

One of my Dad’s favourite sayings was ‘My nostrils are twitching, there’ll be wigs on the green’ and that indicated that either one or more, of his brood of six, were in trouble.  It was seldom we were reprimanded by Dad and not in the least intimidating, that was our Mum’s [...]

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Hitchin a Ride

By |2018-11-27T21:51:55+00:00November 27th, 2018|

Living by the beach is absolutely glorious and aside from the seagulls, there really isn’t a lot to complain about….except the feckin parking. Because of the lovely location and the popular local centre for arts and culture, which holds events day and night, together with lots of nice local restaurants, there [...]

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Love and Karma

By |2018-11-21T10:24:30+00:00November 20th, 2018|

  What an eventful day in work, yet I wasn’t even there.  The story goes a bit like this...just a bit....!   One of my favourite colleagues, Smiley Sid, in fact a favourite of the entire workplace,  arrived into our morning huddle sporting newly turned up work trousers, compliments of his [...]

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Irish Paddies meet ETs

By |2018-11-21T12:59:33+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Well, would you credit that...bright lights and UFOs off the West Coast of Ireland...reported in the news today.  And there were a fair few of them, from the sounds of it, spaceships that is, not just the bright lights, sure that could be explained by closing time in the pubs when [...]

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