So I’m home from visiting ‘my wee small boy,’ but feeling a little bit broken. So instead of a moany post I thought I’d repost an old one which hopefully you’ll enjoy. Living in Australia in my early twenties, was my first experience of living and working, with a variety of different nationalities. I loved… More Children don’t need to be politically correct.
I am in a state and finding it so very difficult to settle down to blog, write or do anything. In a few days I’m off to visit my son. We have not seen each other since January 1st, the day he left for work experience abroad, four months ago. It’s hard to imagine that… More Three more sleeps.
We meet many people in our daily lives. To some we bring a smile, to others conversation, companionship or comfort. Often without knowing it we make a difference, the ripples in a day spreading wider with each person we meet. Here is a story about how one person changed a couples life, without even knowing… More Each life affects another.
Do you remember my old pal, the wonderful 83 year old kerryman who very reluctantly emigrated two years ago to England? It struck me today that I’ve never updated you all on how he’s doing. Well the short answer is he is still alive and definitely kicking. He and I have kept contact by phone,… More Remember my old friend?
What do you want from your blog? Do you want it to provide an income or is it a hobby? Do you plan your posts or open your dashboard and write whatever comes to mind. Do you dream of going viral? I am wondering this as I sit here tonight. If I were to answer… More Would you like to go viral?
Is there a poem which describes who you are, or how you think? Today is Poem in your pocket day. I first read of this on the blog of Annette Rochelle Aben. She tells us that as part of national poetry month today would be earmarked as a day in which we share a poem,… More What poem describes you?
Come November Daniel will be gone three years. If I were to think of the past three years in terms of days and hours it would seem like a long time, so much has happened. Yet when I look at his photo I cannot believe it. It seems like only yesterday we worried about his… More Time does not heal
This is a rant. Beware as there is a real chance that smoke will come from this post shortly. Today I went for a walk with a friend. We walk in the countryside where we meet very few cars or people. It’s an 8km loop which we do at least once a week and have… More It’s my blog and I’ll rant if I want to!
We all like to think we are invincible and will live to a ripe old age. We like to believe our children will also, but that is not always the case. One moment in time can change everything. This is organ donation week, a week to remind us to have ‘the talk’ and a week… More A week to remember a very special boy.
Can you ever recover from abuse? Can you live a ‘normal’ life? In a world where survivors are not comfortable speaking out, how can you recover? Are you ‘damaged goods?’ Statistics tell us that one in four will be abused. Most who have not been abused imagine how awful the experience must be, but rarely… More What is life like after abuse?