Here is my day after Valentine’s Day column from the Irish Examiner. How was it for you? Welcome to February 15th, a day where couples everywhere are either madly in love after a romantic Valentine’s Day yesterday, or in serious trouble after one or other got it very wrong. My sympathies if you are in the … More There I am in the paper #81
Here you go, another of my columns in The Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. They say people often resemble their pet dogs. Well, I think I’m beginning to resemble my phone, ancient, slow and running out of memory. I suspect there are two gentlemen in a service station on the Cork to Dublin road who might agree. … More There I am in the paper #80
Here’s another of my pieces from the Irish Examiner. Me and Saint Anthony feature. I’ve spent a lifetime looking for things, my keys, my phone, my bank cards. In our early years yer man’s blood pressure soared when he’d hear me confessing to losing my Visa card and he’d immediately launch a frantic search, insisting … More There I am in the paper #79
Here you go, another of my It’s My Life column’s in the Irish Examiner. I tried what I thought was a foolproof way of saving money. As my bank account is suffering a drought I’ve come up with a new way of saving money. I’m avoiding shops. After all, everyone knows the secret powers shops … More There I am in the paper #78
It’s been a lifetime since I’ve written here… well almost a month. Christmas has come and gone and New Year has arrived and with it my New Year Resolutions. This year they are mostly writing related. I will start taking my writing more seriously. I will call myself a writer in public without whispering and … More Starting 2019 with an apology and some news.
The joy (ahem), that is decorating the house for Christmas. Here’s another article from my ‘It’s My Life’ column in the Examiner. Now that we’re hurtling towards December 25th there’s no escape. Christmas is everywhere. It began so beautifully seconds after Halloween ended, baubles and Christmas trees appearing almost overnight in every shop. In my imaginings, … More There I am in the paper #77
If you’ve ever had an inspector of licences call to your door, this is for you. Here’s one of my pieces from my column in the Examiner. Recently, a certain college student I know was visited by one of those most lovely of people, the television licence inspector. This student lives in a large estate, … More There I am in the paper #77
We don’t do Thanksgiving here in Ireland, but I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends in the United States, both ‘real’ and online, a lovely day and to give thanks for having all of you in my life. In Chicago are friends who swam with me here in Ireland many moons … More Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the U.S.
Today is the birthday of my oldest friend, my childhood companion, my ‘little’ brother. Looking back on my childhood he’s there in almost every memory. Here is just one of many magic moments in which he had a staring role. I shared it a few years ago so dusted it off and here it is … More Happy Birthday… Happy memories.
Ever sat at a laptop waiting to do battle with Ticketmaster? Me too and it didn’t always go well! Enjoy this from my ‘It’s My Life,’ column in the Irish Examiner. A couple of weeks ago my phone was hopping with excited messages from my daughters. “Westlife are back together.” “I doubt it,” I texted, … More There I am in the paper #76