I REMEMBER the time I had nits. It all started with an itchy head. I assumed I had a dry scalp and that maybe my extensions had grown out too long. But then I noticed I wasn’t the only one itching. The boys were scratching, too. I thought it might be a new shampoo or washing powder. But then the penny dropped – HEAD LICE. "How could this be..?" I cried. Having to dig the nit comb out and pull it through my thick, wiry, extension-clad hair made me want to cry. Also, who’s supposed to get rid of nits when you’re an adult? Do you go to the hairdresser? Call your mum? Make Joe do it?! I knew I’d have to tackle the blighters on my own. I covered me and the boys in nit shampoo and started combing my hair through. Fortunately for them, they had just a few big ones and a couple of eggs. I, however, was infested. I had to get my extensions taken out and comb through them again. And again. It seemed as though they’d used Zach and Leighton to get to me. My … [Read more...] about Stacey Solomon: My itchy head turned out to be a NIT infestation – and I had to have my hair extensions removed
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Every single night without fail. Winter or summer, it made no difference. Whether the July sun was still shining traitorously on, or the January sleet was pelting against the bedroom window, you fell asleep pretty much as soon as you went to bed, and you didn't stir until your mother (mortal enemy) called you for school. Ah yes, I remember it well. Actually, I don't - but I assume that's how it went, because I have no recollection of sleepless nights anywhere in my growing up years. It wasn't until much later, when I hit my mid-thirties, that insomnia began dropping in for a chat every now and again. I was teaching junior infants in a Limerick school, and from time to time, say one night in 10, I would find myself waking in the small hours after three or four hours of sleep, and watching the digital numbers on my clock radio make their slow, steady way towards 7.30am, my alarm time. It was a nuisance at first, no more. The tiredness, the mental and physical sluggishness after a … [Read more...] about ‘I so envy those of you who go to bed each night and fall asleep’
I'M married to a man that I want to divorce. We've been together for 15 years but he's betrayed my trust so many times over the years.I know he's seeing another woman at work – he hasn't denied it and when I asked one of his colleagues, they confirmed it. I've also found receipts in his jacket for jewellery or gifts that I've never received.His mobile phone is full of calls to this woman and when he went away on business recently, she went too. At home, we're sleeping in separate rooms and our sexual relationship stopped over two years ago.We barely speak to each other except when our daughter is around. She seems confused and withdrawn at times, so we try to pretend that nothing is wrong. However, she's a smart eight-year-old and I am sure she is aware that something is wrong.Last week, I tried once again to get him out of the house by packing his cases while he was at work, but when he came home, he somehow made it seem like it was all my fault.Then yesterday, I overheard him … [Read more...] about Ask Fiona: Should I divorce my husband or will that put me in debt?
4 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-44353578 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Ulster University cannot recruit the first intake of trainee doctors for its planned new medical school because of the impasse at Stormont, an academic has said.The university's medical school in Derry had been due to open to students in 2019.Professor Hugh … [Read more...] about Stormont impasse stalls medical school
It's enough to cause even the hardiest of parents to crumble emotionally. That moment when you drop your child off for their first day in reception. For some families, there’s an added worry. If you have a summer-born child, they’re likely to be almost a year younger than several of their classmates. That age gap can make a big difference to a four-year-old, both academically and socially. Studies show many summer-borns under-perform throughout primary education. It can also affect youngsters born prematurely. So is it better to delay school for a year and give them time to mature? After all, education only becomes compulsory once a child reaches five. Or will holding them back mean they have to skip a year of education further down the line? A couple of years ago, the Government announced plans to give families more flexibility, ensuring children wouldn’t be made to go straight into Year 1 if they deferred their school start. But the changes have yet to come into … [Read more...] about Should summer-born children start school a year later?