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.

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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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Optical illusions

By |2018-11-21T12:36:41+00:00November 8th, 2018|

  I went on a charity shop hunt with my little bestie recently, having had coffee and a little walk along our local seafront.  It was approaching 3 in the afternoon when, having explored several nice retail establishments, including the charity shops, we decided to call it a day.  Well, she [...]

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Feathered SAS (Shite Aiming Seagulls)

By |2019-01-07T16:04:23+00:00October 31st, 2018|

  You could have fried eggs on the pavement during the heatwave in the UK this summer..though it was the longest lasting heatwave I ever remember. Not that I’m complaining, of course.  Having recently moved close to the beach, it was absolutely amazing to be able to walk to the shore, [...]

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Dogs and Frogs

By |2018-12-13T16:25:45+00:00July 1st, 2018|

  I had the absolute pleasure of taking our family dogs for a walk in the woods one lovely summer day last year.  Now when I call them our family dogs, I use that in the loosest term possible, ie, they belong to members of our family but they are treated [...]

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What’s for you, won’t go by you!!

By |2018-11-21T18:00:31+00:00May 13th, 2018|

  My recent trip to Ireland was planned in the capacity of a doting aunt, but said nephews and nieces are all nearly adults now and sure where before you would have had to be watching their every move, now you can have the craic with them.  There isn’t even a [...]

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Bring on the Craic!!

By |2019-01-09T21:22:39+00:00May 1st, 2018|

  The excitement, the pure collywobbles in my belly, great songs in my head all through the previous day.  Anticipation..packing, unpacking, lists scribbled and re-written, boarding pass printed off in work coz we’ve no blinkin wifi in our house, for 10 days...that’s another story. You’d think I was off on a [...]

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Water Babes!!

By |2018-11-21T21:15:14+00:00April 12th, 2018|

  My mate and I decided to go for a swim today, went to our lovely health club, more for the fun and relaxation than actual exercise.  Compulsory shower, then half hour or so in the indoor jacuzzi,  another compulsory shower,  swim a couple of lengths before braving the cold outside [...]

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