If I were to ask you a question can you give an honest answer? Do you give blood? If not why not? Before you get all shouty and announce you can’t for some medical or social reason it is not you I am asking, it is everyone else… The facts speak for themselves, in Ireland … More What is stopping you?
Today, Easter Sunday, is a day of celebration and remembrance to many around the world. So with that in mind, and because I missed organ donation awareness week, I’d like to repost this in order to celebrate and remember a very special boy Ben, and his brave family. Ben has not been forgotten by so … More Celebrating Easter, Remembering Ben.
Here’s my article in today’s Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Like many here in Ireland I’m feeling a little thirsty! Welcome to Good Friday. Forgive me if I am sounding a little raspy, but I’ve woken up with the most dreadful thirst. Don’t be a bit concerned as it’s a condition I suffer from this time of … More There I am in the paper #24?
Can you believe it’s April already? Even my youngest commented this evening ‘This is the fastest year ever.’ Yet as I spent time with Daniels mum today it struck me how raw her grief remains. While most will look back and think November 2013 was almost four years ago, for a mother and father who … More The world keeps turning.
Here you go my article from last weeks Feelgood in the Irish Examiner. It could be titled ‘Dinnertime, the bane of my life.’ At about five o clock every day, at least one member of my family asks, “What’s for dinner?” Unfortunately, I have usually been asking myself the very same question. As they leave … More There I am in the paper #22
A little late, here is my column from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. When myself and himself first began going out together, my mother often said, “When they made you they matched you.” This might sound like a lovely romantic comment, but alas my mum was usually saying it in exasperation over our rather laid … More There I am in the paper #19
Do you play the Lotto? What would you do if you won a massive jackpot? During the week someone in Ireland won eighty eight million euro on the European Lottery. Imagine winning that much money? What would you spend it on? I’d like to think I’d give a sizable chunk to charity and the rest … More Money, money, money. What would you do?
If I could wave a magic wand, what age would I wish to return to? For a moment I imagined it would be my early childhood, up to the age of ten, when I really think I lived a wonderful life. But then I thought I’d have to live life from then to now and … More What age would you wish to be?
So here I am back again and the madness and mayhem of Christmas is behind us. Thankfully for me it was a really lovely Christmas, our children were all home, and stayed friendly with each other! One of my favourite things about Christmas, is that for a short while we become the family we would … More Pausing between meals
As November draws to a close it does so with a difficult final week. Tuesday November 29th is Daniel’s anniversary. Three years this year. He should be sixteen, pushing the teenage boundaries and beginning to blossom into the young man he would become. He should have beaten leukemia a childhood cancer with a very high … More For you my friend.