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!)
Here is my article from Fridays Examiner’s Feelgood. For those who are reading from overseas the gardai are what we call our police. Yes, spoiler alert, my criminal past is revealed! Unless you live under a stone you will be familiar with the talk of the gardai and questions about their maths? Well, I too … More There I am in the paper#26
Everyday we learn something new so for those of you who haven’t a clue what my title for this post means, it’s ‘slawn’. Irish for goodbye. Don’t sweat, I’m not packing up my laptop and moving on but I am taking a break for a few days. I’ve not been around a lot over the past … More Slán
“Wow, well done on your column,” some say. “Thank you,” I reply a little mortified. “I didn’t know you were a journalist,” others say. “Oh I’m not,” I reply even more mortified. “What do you write about?” they say. “Nothing amazing, just a comment on my life I suppose,” I reply, definitely more mortified than … More The reality of writing a weekly column in a newspaper.