Last Thursday I posted this on my blog facebook page, I’m hoping my time for dreaming is over and I start ‘doing.’ Tomorrow I am going away for two nights with the ‘Inspiration Project.’ No it’s not a cult. It’s an opportunity to hang out with writers, be mentored by a writer, listen to a … More An Inspiring Weekend.
‘Don’t bother finishing that story, it’s rubbish.’ ‘Really? Do you think that’s good writing?’ ‘That’s probably the worst story you’ve tried to write yet.’ ‘You are wasting your time. There are so many other things you should be doing.’ These are just some of the many less than helpful thoughts which are buzzing around my … More Silencing the voices within.
I’m writing this unsure if I’ll ever post it, it’ll certainly never appear on Facebook, but I’m trying to get my thoughts in order. Recently I’ve developed an obsession, a quiet one but one which is occupying way too much of my evenings. At least every hour I check in with a particular website looking … More What is Justice?
The other day I was asked this question. I hadn’t really thought I did much to ‘relax’ or to help me stay sane in any day. Turns out I was wrong. Once I got thinking about it it would appear that I do quite a lot every day to reduce stress, little things like pour … More How do you relax?
Tomorrow is Daniels fourth anniversary. It seems impossible to believe. As the day creeps towards us many memories flood back, those dreadfully difficult days in the hospital towards the end, the final decision to allow him home and the happiness and relief when Daniel finally got to realise his wish to return home. This month … More Lighten up and live a little.
Today is Thanksgiving across the seas. If I were to look at my stats for this blog it would show me that most of my readers are from the United States (Ireland is second and India third in case you were wondering.) So with that in mind I thought I’d better get all American and … More Happy Thanksgiving all you over there.
So I promised I’d share one of the stories (very short stories) from my memoir course. I have an idea that in time I’ll write a series of short stories covering the many different events in my life to date and put them all together into one book. Some will be challenging, others funny but … More As promised…
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?
I understand why #metoo is trending. I acknowledge it is an excellent way to highlight sexual assault or abuse. I’m just struggling to add it to my posts. It’s not that I don’t qualify, most readers know I have a past. So why not add it and lend my voice to the roars? I’ve been … More Why I don’t want to #metoo
In a few short weeks it will be Daniel’s anniversary. It’s been four years since he moved to hopefully new adventures, aged just thirteen. While days, weeks, months and now years have passed every day continues to be a day without Daniel for his Mum, Dad, siblings, family and friends. Daniel died the end of … More A round of applause please.