Today, I tried to throw out an old pair of shoes. A scuffed, well worn, pair of runners, coated in the dirt of yesterday’s hill walk with the backs broken, just as my mother warned me they would, when as a child, she caught me pushing my foot into my shoes without opening the laces. … More And then Dad stepped in…
A brief catchup of what I’ve been up to since my last blog post, a hundred years ago! … More A Brief Hello
My book ‘Above Water; is almost here. … More Real, live book news
Today I should have been in Dublin, the home of my childhood. I should have woken early and enjoyed a breakfast with family before leaving, our arms laden with flowers and planted pots, to make our way to the graveyard to remember the first love of my life. My Dad and my wonderful Mum who … More Mixed memories
You know when life is just plodding along nicely and then a tornado arrives into your world and leaves you spinning? Yes? Well, so it has been for me over the past few weeks. There I was, in my heavenly retreat, Allihies, West Cork, enjoying my holidays, when the word came through that my edits … More Stop the world I want to get off
Anyone remember me? I’m the one who disappeared off the face of the earth a few months ago to write my memoir. Well guess what? It’s finished. Well draft one is finished. It was quite a slog, writing most days for the past six months and averaging 5000 words a week but last week I … More So now, ‘The End’ is near…
Today, I remembered Mum, as it was this day last year she left us. I remembered the week before, as she readied us for her leaving and I remembered the previous two years and the toll they took on her. Then, as I thought of her I remembered her fighting spirit. Her never giving up. … More Today we remembered
What a difference a few weeks make? We are truly living through history. It’s hard to believe that this virus has effectively brought to a halt much of the world. Here in Ireland we are not too many weeks into it. We watched in dismay as it took hold in China and Italy and for … More So, how are you all doing?
I thought I’d just let you all know how I’m getting on with my book writing. Well, so far so good. I’ve a deadline for mid-May which is alarmingly close but I’ve it all worked out. All I need to do is write 5000 words a week, edit the previous weeks work and never go … More Writing update and a belated happy birthday.
You know the way sometimes life is so mundane at times… well mine is anything but at the moment. Not only am I beavering away writing my memoir, due to be published next year, but I do have other significant news. Last year I was asked if I would take part in a podcast series … More Writing update and more news