I’m just a man who works with his hands
And I’m used to the heat of the day
I never was sick and I never was sore
And I worked all my life for my pay.
But God sent me some of his bounty
With the health and the joys that I know
Thought I couldn’t read and I couldn’t write
Any my friends in high places were few
So I thank the good Lord for his bounty
And I cherish the birds and the bees
By that, sure I know I am wealthy
And on Sunday, give thanks on my knees
I see the great people of history
For wealth and for power they slaves
But I have great wealth, for I am content
Though hardly a shilling I saved.
– Tom McGahon
When hiring a babysitter there is a lot to consider. What if your child has an accident? Does the babysitter know where the first aid box is? Does he/she know who to call for help? Put the first aid box in a prominent place in the kitchen or living room. Write out the list of numbers of who to call in case of an accident. Start with the emergency services; 112 or 999. Put your Eircode beside it. List the parents’/carers’ numbers as well as sibling and grandparent numbers where applicable. Add the out-of-hours doctor number, the nearest hospital number and any other helpful person that is familiar with the child/children.
The boys were just having an impromptu board meeting for their Farming Simulator going concern.— Dailydairydiary (@dailydairydiary) August 28, 2021
9yo: we can’t afford a new combine without going into debt!
12yo: relax, it’s like 70k of debt, dad’s like 2 million in debt in real life and he’s fine.
I mean… I’m not FINE fine.
Following our recent travel series, we know that the rugged landscape of the west is truly a sight to behold. One particular page that demonstrates just that is @intothewest.ie. With a blend of funny and picturesque posts, Into The West documents contributor pictures (like this shot below from Louis Barry), memes, videos and drone shots.
If you were looking for a sign to book a staycation to the west of Ireland, this is it. Check out our holidaying at home series online on irishcountryliving.ie for further inspiration.
The estimated number of people in Ireland that suffer from coeliac disease (an intolerance to the allergen gluten).
From physiotherapist, Stephen O'Rourke:
You would be surprised how similar farmers and dancers are! Both jobs are physical, and if they are injured, often there is no one to fill in for them. They usually need to find a way to work around their injuries