By Peg Prendeville

Hallowe’en is well and truly over and from what I’ve seen children had far more fun this time in spite of COVID. They enjoyed dressing up at home and playing games with each other and their parents rather than going door to door “Trick or Treating”.  Old traditions were renewed and it was nice to see.

There was great excitement in our family with the arrival of grandchild number 13 when Ellen Julia Prendeville was born to my son Seán and his wife Bernie last Thursday. All are well and Ellen’s brother Ógie is delighted to have company.

It is good to see the virus numbers decreasing some bit since Level 5 restrictions came into being. It is peculiar but I think it is easier second time round although most people don’t agree. Whichever way it is we must plod on and make the best of what we have.

The pending news across the Atlantic of a new President – or not – should keep us occupied over the next few days. I often wonder what the history books will be saying about these times when our great grandchildren will be going to school.

Remember: Wash your hands, wear your mask, keep your distance. Stay at home as much as possible.