I’m hip, I’m cool, I’m with it.

I’ve noticed how cool it is recently to be a DJ. It used to be totally uncool when I was a teenager. A sweaty man in charge of the “Erection Section/slow set was not attractive.

But, now a DJ is everything you have to be in life. If you are a DJ, you are cool.


There are some rules you must adhere to though.

1. You should be utterly serious about your new “passion” and keep a seriously cool pose while “mixing it up”.


It takes a lot of concentration to listen to music, look at the turntable and look cool. 

2. Do not look happy or make v signs/thumbs-up.


These will wreck the image you’re trying to create. 

3. Try to be famous and have a talent for something else.

Sarah Harding has gone one better, she is engaged to a DJ. Simply by posing with him, she automatically has “street credit”.


Obama doesn’t quite get it somehow.

But, I’ve decided to take it even further, being a DJ is so last season. I’ve spent a long time thinking about this, planning the right moment, wearing the right clothes and I’ve came up with….Drum roll…. 
I’ll be a drummer!
In a hard rock band.
And I’ll wear a flowery vest top.
I’ll look serious but cool.
I’ll let my roots grow out to show how “serious” I am about being a drummer.
What ya think?



So, you know our beloved cat, precious disappeared a while back. I wanted to replace him once we were sure he’d really gone.
We bumped into our next door neighbours last week and they told us about two female, fluffy kittens that the ispca had up for grabs.
Sure, we will take a look, we thought.
They were too cute to leave behind.
Damn their fluff and lonely eyes.

Pain of the muscles: It’s Boot Camp!

Last week, we spent the weekend in the Monart Spa resort, eating, drinking and spa-ing (if that’s a word!)

It was heavenly…

So, I have decided to shatter all blissful and peaceful memories of that time by joining one of these “boot camps”. Apparently, they are the new black.

You know all about them. They involved an over the top fit lady/man making you run, jump and carry heavy things outside for an hour whilst shouting things like ” You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t need to” “It’s difficult cos you need to be here”

It damages your confidence and your muscle. But, I know it’s good for me. Eire Og is a Carlow-famed sports/GAA club that built a rather fabulous gym last year. Their emphasis is on keeping fit in as many ways as possible, outside of the gym.

They have built a pretty amazing outdoor training area, see the photo here.

They run these boot camps throughout the year and this one ends in a graduation and BBQ.

So, I’ll “fess” up, the aim of this was not to get fit or to meet people. I have a much more simple aim.

Burgers, sausages and wine.

I’ll let you know how it works out but next appointment with pain is the running club this Saturday. Join us at 9 a.m. at Eire Og, if you dare!

Who puts those stickers on the bottom of shoes?

AGGGHH! Sticky labels that shops insist on sticking on everything

This is a big irk and one that could be easily solved. Shoe shops, in particular love sticking white and translucent labels onto the bottom of the shoes they sell. I think they look awful if you see a woman walking with brand new shoes, tarnished by this sticking obsession. I’ve followed all the tips, using a hairdryer actually does help the easy to remove ones but some are more stubborn.

But, why should I have to go through the bother of doing this? Please, people who insist on this, use a little, plastic string that can fasten the price on. I’d actually even pay more for that pair of shoes. At least, a euro.

A Rozzie is….

My full name is Rosalynn.

The double N is uber important, for my Mum anyway. At the age of 15, I changed my name to Rozz. The double Z was important to me then! It has stuck, I love my name though don’t like it when people call me by a boy’s name…Ross!

My family have an affectionate name for me…Rozzie.

It’s funny, only my Aunties, Uncles, Mum, sister and most recently my niece would call me this! It makes me feel warm and loved. I recently looked up the definition. See below and tell me if you agree!

Rozzie:ever-smiling. over-enthusiastic. crazy. female who is always trying to find a way to make your day brighter (even when not asked for)