For fear you think I was run over by a bus or have been dealing with an unspeakable family disaster, I’d like to assure you all is well in my world, although I can hear quite a number of you shaking your heads having not missed my posts for a moment. Unfortunately, my absence does … More I regret the interruption in service… but I’m back.
Ever since people in my real life discovered I wrote a blog I’ve been asked regularly, ‘So, when is your book coming out?’ To which I’ve always answered, ‘Not in the near future I’m afraid.’ There have been brief moments in time when I’ve toyed with compiling my posts into a book or several books. … More So, when is my book coming out?
I can remember one day whilst on holidays in Donegal as a child, passing a church. A coffin was wheeled out, and the only people following it, were the priest and the lady who looks after the church. No relatives, no friends. I was a teenager at the time, but I can remember being so … More Online friends will you look after me in my old age?
I’m back and have dusted the cobwebs off my blog. It feels like ages and no time at all since I last posted. As I alluded to at the time life happened, as it does just when we think we’ve everything sorted, and I needed a bit of space and time to lick wounds and … More What have I missed?
It’s ages since I posted anything about where I’m going with my writing so here’s an update. Hows the book coming on? Sorry it’s not, but that’s not to say it wont. I am not sure why I’ve not sat down to write it, because I do know the bones of the story I have … More Writing update
It’s close to five years ago since I first began this blog, not having a clue what I was doing. Over time I’ve discovered I’m not interested in blogging for money, doing reviews or pushing for likes and followers. This is my happy space. That place where I quite literally can put ‘My thoughts on … More What is a friend?
So, I’m still alive, just curled up in a ball for a while and trying to make sense of the world we live in. Since the sudden death of Ben’s mum, Elma I’ve found myself questioning everything in life. Most of those questions I’ve asked myself many times before, beginning when my own Dad died … More Questions on life.
Isn’t life online a funny thing? We think we know each other but we only know what others wish us to know? As it happens I’ve been on holiday, for a whole seven days. I disappeared without warning, in fear you would descend on my house and rob it. My tactic seems to have worked … More Did you even notice I was gone?
Sometimes something triggers a memory and it’s very difficult to put it behind you. Life goes on as normal, but all the while you are fighting an invisible battle to return from the past. It might be a newspaper article, something you watch, or read or maybe something as simple as a smell. So today, … More How do I keep my child safe from abuse?
Here is my article from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. It tells the tale of what happens when a Dublin girl meets a Cork/Kerry accent. Recently one of my children has spoken of the possibility of leaving home to work in Dublin. I was only a little younger than she is when I left to … More There I am in the paper #28 (take 2 I did it again!)