You know that everybody said that U2 really moved up from the big time to superstardom after their appearance at Live Aid back in 1985.
I do believe that the wonderful Nuala ni Chonchuir (sorry Nuala, I'm too lazy to go into symbols for those fodas!) has just had one of those moments.
Nuala of course is a novellist, a playwright and a poet, and an editor and a full-time mother and a blogger. I daresay she'd make a good job of putting up your extension too, if you asked her.
Her debut novel, You, which I haven't got my hands on yet (couldn't find it in Easons in Blanch last Friday) received highly favourable reviews in the Times and Indo last weekend, notably for the unusual second person literary style.
She recently came second in the inaugural Castlecomer Black Diamond Poetry competition, which would have had me jumping around with joy, but wasn't even worth a mention on her blog!! I believe she's also one of the illustrious names TFE has captured for the Poetry Bus mag.
But surely her elevation to the bigtime is assured now with her featuring in the RTE Guide What I'm Watching section this week. Out of all her achievements, that would be the one my mum would have wanted for me.
Only thing is, I bet she faked it, because I don't believe she has any time to watch telly...