I’ve an idea and I’m wondering if any of you would be interested? It was triggered by a conversation I had with a friend of mine online, and during it she mentioned meeting her now husband in the US in Gaelic Park. She spoke of the early moments of their encounter and their subsequent marriage. They’ve … More Have you a story to tell?
Some of you may remember my writing previously about young Ben? He was a beautiful, handsome, lively six year old who became ill and passed away within the space of two weeks. Because of the bravery and selflessness of Ben’s parents who agreed to donate his organs, the lives of other children were saved. While … More A shout out and a favour to ask.
Yesterday I spent time clearing out the mountain of books that were littering a spare room. I’d a new bookcase in my bedroom, sitting empty, just waiting. I began by creating two piles. One for those I’d either never read (my daughters or husbands books) or had read but disliked, and one for those I’d … More What books are on your bookshelves?
It’s been a strange week. The reality of three children leaving home at the same time is dawning. It’s not all bad I can assure you. I’m already beginning to take more than a little delight in the quietness, lack of laundry, the joy of no ‘stuff’ strewn about the hall and the amount of … More Can you describe parenting in one word?
Hallelujah. I’m back. The sad cruel world, bereft of the internet and social media, is no longer where I live and I’m delighted. However something is not quite right. While I’ve been gone my email address has not changed, my blog is where it always was and my ‘contact me’ page is alive and working … More I’m back, but all is not okay.
I’ve no internet since last Thursday. It’ll be at least Tuesday before its fixed. Even my phone can’t find the Internet. Don’t worry though because I’m loving it. I’ve my life back, enjoying reading a million books and I’m making great use of the many hours I used to waste online by ironing,baking and painting. … More SOS
Okay I know my title sounded very shouty, but now I’ve lured you in, I’m whispering and feeling a lot less brave. So I’ll spit it out. I’ve been asked to contribute to the Feelgood magazine supplement of an Irish newspaper called ‘The Examiner’ on a weekly basis. Why am I not roaring it from the … More Stand back, I’m coming out of the closet
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Hi all: I wanted to let you know that I’ve started working on a new project and due to deadlines I might not be around as much as I’ve liked. I thought I’d share one of my blog posts because I talk about a great friend of all authors…
Unless we have experienced it none of us can come close to imagining what it must be like to lose a child, or to watch them suffer. There are days when I remember with a smile, young Daniel (13) my friend’s son, and some of his more mischievous moments, then there are other days, when … More September, childhood cancer awareness month.
Today I packed she who does not wish to be on my blog, and drove her to university. Another door has opened for her and closed for me. It’s hard to put into words how I feel. Of course I’m delighted for her and proud to have reached the point where I can launch her … More Farewell my ‘Little One.’