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Lexy's Slice of Life

Hello,  my name is Lexy Higgins. I am married to Joe and we have one daughter, Eennie. We live in Ballymartin and I run a flower shop in Kilkeel.   

I meet lots of interesting people on my travels and some of them make time to have a chat with me.  Why not listen to some of the craic I've had....just scroll down the page.

I am also the author of a poetry book and regularly enjoy doing poetry readings in local schools and lots of other venues.  We always have a good laugh,  so click the link below to get a flavour.

Lexy's Poetry        

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We all have important turning points in our lives and Bobby Ferguson is no exception. Bobby was good enough to share some of his life story with me and how problems with alcohol have had a major impact on his life, causing him to do things he’s not proud of. Parts of the life he’s described to me are horrendous, but thankfully Bobby is now at a stage where life is good and he’s happy. It was a trip to Scotland, however, that unexpectedly played an important role in helping him to move on.

Listen to Bobby Ferguson    Listen to Bobby Ferguson

Bobby Ferguson


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Graham Catney

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I met this charming man totally unexpectedly at a function recently.  Instead of mingling I found myself chattting away to him for nearly two hours!  His zest for life was really infectious and I found him to be great company.

Graham is an award winning local artist who won the Diageo Emerging Young Artist Award at, wait for it ....63 years of age!

Listen to how and why he started his artistic career and which Hollywood actress was thinking about buying one of his prints!    listen.gif 

 


When it was coming up to Halloween, I thought it would be an excellent time to have a chat with Derek Graham, Watch Commander at Kilkeel Fire Station.  Although it's a fun time of year, we all need to be aware of the dangers.  Anyway, I've always wanted to see the inside of a fire engine and wear a fireman's hat!

 

listen.gif    Click to hear my chat with Derek

 

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Newcastle woman Diana Morgan, had a good chat with me on the Speech and Drama festival she has successfully set up and ran for the past 5 years.

listen.gif   Listen to Diana Morgan chat about the festival...

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Leah the hairdresser.jpg  I had a wee chat with my hairdresser Leah, who has 
  recently set up her own business.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


During the summer of 2007 I caught up with a friend of mine, Mickey Cole, who had recently become Lord Mayor of Newry.
 
 
 
It was with shock and great sadness that I learnt of Mickey's untimely death (July 2008).  He will certainly be missed by family, friends and the wider community.
 
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Danielle McVeigh

For quite a few of us, playing a round of golf is a great way to relax.  However, Kilkeel woman Danielle McVeigh takes the sport a lot more seriously!  She's won gold in the World University Games in Bangkok in 2007. 

In August the same year Danielle competed in the Ladies British Open, helping make history when she was amongst the first women ever to be allowed to play on the St Andrews golf course.  She was the only Irish amateur to make it through and at nineteen years old this was a phenomenal  achievement.

There is no doubt that Danielle is heading places. 

listen.gif     Danielle began by telling me how it had felt to play in the Ladies British Open.


Although it's traditionally been considered the women's role, there's a small, but growing band of men who are taking on the job of staying at home to look after the children and the house.  

David Ellison took this big step 6 years ago.  I recently caught up with David to see how he's adapted to the role of being a 'stay at home dad' 

listen.gif    David talks about the ups and downs of staying at home

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I was also delighted to take part in BBC Radio Ulster's series Days Like This.  To hear my story visit the Days Like This website.
 
 




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