Today, I am mostly proof-reading a very boring book about military history, and laughing about this blog . I like it, not so much for the beauty stuff (though that’s good too) but because it’s like being in a room full of Irish women chatting about random things. For a deracinated member of the diaspora like myself, it keeps me in touch. A point in fact: I know what a mickey is (obviously) but I had no idea child allowance was called ‘mickey money’. Anyway, maybe you had to be there – here’s a brief discussion of the etymology of the term, with variants: read and enjoy. I wonder if ‘Mickey money’ could also be a term for the fee you get paid for working on a Disney film? Endless possibilities.