Actress Amy Huberman is nothing but honest discussing home schooling during lockdown.
She didn't exactly find joy taking on the role of school teacher for her two children and was happy when the school year ended.
"I didn't get the apple at the end of term. I didn't get the Body Shop bubble bath set. No. It was like, 'Thank God that's over.'"
Amy delivered her lockdown tales with a large dose of self-deprecation yesterday as she lined out to play a crafty green card and launch the #madelocal campaign, which aims to boast the Irish craft industry.
Her husband Brian O'Driscoll knows only too well about pulling in national support and lining out for the Irish rugby team around the world, and a survey conducted by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland found that 90pc of consumers here have an affinity with Irish craft for its authentic design and skill.
So how did lockdown go for the couple as they took turns to homeschool their two children, Sadie (7) and Billy (5)? Amy groans as she recalls her school marm experience.
"Initially I had high hopes for myself and I thought I was going to be a great teacher, and my respect for teachers went up a billion-fold because I'm not as patient as I thought I would be.
"Sadie was good and the teachers and the school were great and we got through it, but they missed the craic of school and the interaction with their friends.
"My little fella is in junior infants. His attention for sitting down and doing stuff was pretty minimal. He was living his best life. He was just my shadow for three months."
While the author admits she "fell down a creative sinkhole" and didn't write anything during lockdown, she is full of admiration for her hubbie.
The former rugby star certainly found his groove making sourdough bread and baking cakes, a lot of which she chronicled on Instagram.
"It went too far one day. Brian made a Christmas log. I didn't know what day it was and now I didn't know what time of the year it was.
"Brian is a doer and suddenly he had all this time. It was great, I had a chef on tap all the time. He painted the shed too, He did a lot, and slagging him kept me busy.
"At the time, everyone said, 'You're a writer, just write,' but I couldn't do anything. I had no inspiration for anything, probably because I was just feeling a little bit scared and worried about about my family and friends."
However, post-lockdown, Amy started writing.
"I am so relieved, and I can't tell you how great I feel because towards the end I missed a project. I am so happy that I'm doing two or three hours a day where I'm using that part of my brain again."
Posing with Tanaiste Leo Varadkar yesterday as they launched the new campaign, Amy said she was delighted to be ambassador for the campaign, "which is shining the light on what's here, who is making what and making us more conscious of the riches of crafts that we make and to support regional economies and our national economy and our brilliantly talented designers and craft makers".
Amy did a quick costume change and wore a pink silk Helen Cody dress (pictured) followed by a Helen Steele print dress for the morning event held at the Stable of Ireland shop on Balfe Street.
Amy said she loves wearing Irish designers and is fond too of an Aran sweater.
Referring to Taylor Swift, whose Aran jumper picture is still all over the news, Amy commented on how productive the singer was in lockdown, producing a new album.
"She didn't fall down the sink hole I did."