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We were heading in to the library this morning and were intending to call at Asda for a few things, but the Sweep road was completely closed off. You could see lots of Police presence and there was the sound of sirens in the air too. This was all new to my little boy, but of course, it wasn’t new to me. It’s funny how you’re instantly transported back to childhood and incidences that are long forgotten just by the sound of sirens and the feeling of tension. Who else remembers the countless times we were all shooed out of the Richmond centre on a busy Saturday because of bomb alerts!?

Anyway, I met my friend who had been in the town since 6 this morning and she said she had been a bit worried by the sirens she heard but she had no idea what was happening. We assumed it was a bomb alert and being Northern Irish we both headed about our normal mornings not worrying too much- after all, if it hadn’t exploded and no one was hurt then hopefully things would be ok. Frightening, but O.K.

Then it dawned on me, there is a nursery of small children in the area. Imagine those poor wee critters being ushered out of the road at 7:30 this morning. Or even worse, imagine what could have happened to those innocent children, had the device not been noticed. It makes me absolutely sick when I sit down and realise the magnitude of what could have happened in the town today.


I keep thinking “Oh I must write about this or that” and I never do, but I thought i’d have a wee quick update today.

Remember the pink pussy cat?
Way back in the late 90’s we’d all head to Cookstown to Clubland (or as they call it here ‘the clubland’ not sure why, Cookstownians seem to stick a ‘the’ on the names of places) Well, anyway, ‘the’ Clubland is reopening on Friday night under the name ‘Heaven’ so here’s hoping it all goes well for it. I always wonder how often I crossed paths with my hubby when we used to go there. Seems so strange that we didn’t ever meet way back then.. given that he was a regular! I wonder if they’ll still have Blast off at the beginning of the night!?

Still, they could have done something with the outside of the building…

Clubland, Cookstown

Hope it all goes well for Clubland. Cookstown is becoming a great place for the young’uns to go now, with Sense seemingly packed regularly (I wouldn’t know. 2 children and 8 weddings this year have left us completely out of babysitters!)

Today I had a mystery shop to do in Dungannon at a Fast Food restaurant. It was my first time in Dungannon in quite a while. I avoid the town, I’ve never warmed to it but I happened to call into the Oaks centre while I was down there today and I saw a gorgeous dressing table for my bedroom in HFS. I shall be taking the other half down there. I want a dressing table for my birthday and I have seen some nice ones recently but this one blew all others out of the running. It was gorgeous!

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