Now that I am back living in Ireland, I am discovering some new t.v. shows that I had missed out on. And, I am HOOKED on RTE’s “Special Forces Ultimate Hell week”. That’s some crazy tough stuff…….
Last year, Grace O’Rourke not only survived to the end of the week but beat the other 24 contestants to win the show. Oh’ and she also became the first woman in the State to pass this level of military assessment of physical, mental and emotional endurance!
We were lucky to have a very lovely lady called Melanie join our family during our time in Hong Kong.
Melanie, like many Filipino ladies in Hong Kong, works as a domestic helper (or an “Auntie” which I prefer!).
Like many of these Aunties, Melanie left her children with her extended family back in the Philippines in order to work in Hong Kong to earn money so that she can give her children a better life. She is very proud that her second child is now in university and her children’s achievements are thanks to their Mum’s sacrifices.