Last Friday I was invited to a special lunch with a group of close friends. I always look forward to this occasion as it’s a fun afternoon of wonderful food and plenty of wine. Put in the mix the chat and company of good friends and what’s not to enjoy? However, this was no ordinary … More We thank you, Anam Cara.
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.
A little later than usual, but there were Easter eggs to be eaten, here is my article from last week’s Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Welcome to Good Friday with a difference. Today we are quite literally witnessing history, the first Good Friday in ninety years when those who wish to do so, can legally purchase an … More There I am in the paper #57
This evening at approximately 7 pm I was tempted to share with the world a wonderful moment. You may wonder was it a personal achievement? Or perhaps a moment of great pride? No, it was something much more simple. It was at that exact time the front door of my home shut leaving me alone, … More The sound of silence.
Today being St Patrick’s Day, we Irish milk it for what it’s worth, with parades in towns and villages as well as in big cities all over the world. But as an Irish person what does it mean to me to be Irish?I can’t speak of the entire nation so I will just speak of … More I’m Irish… so what?
My mum has a wealth of sayings one of which is “she didn’t lick it off the stones.” Today is Mother’s Day here in Ireland and I’d like to borrow her expression in relation to myself. I am the mother I am because of my mum. As a mother she’s been strong, brave, loving,caring,thoughtful and … More ‘I didn’t lick it off the stones.’
It’s been over three weeks since I confessed to the world I’m writing a book so here is update number one. I’m not sure I like writing a book! Ah, I’m only joking! Most of the time I am enjoying the process, but there have been moments. To begin with the positive, I’ve written over … More How’s my book. Update 1
They say time heals and sometimes I wonder if it’s true. Do we heal or do we just mend and learn to live with the scars? I’ve seen friends cope with extraordinary grief but I cannot ever imagine they will heal. I myself have been broken and today I wonder am I healed? Why today? … More Does time heal?
This day next week my youngest will turn sixteen. As I ponder where the years have gone I was reminded of this post I wrote a few years ago. When the last door closes. Last night was a night like any other. There was no sign. No warning. We said ‘Goodnight’ and off she went, … More A trip down memory lane.
Could it be true? Am I about to write something nice for yer man? Well, I believe there was a blue moon a couple of weeks ago, so for the day that’s in it here goes. I wrote this a while back and thankfully it still rings through… Happy Valentine’s Day, E. ‘Do you mind … More Hey there, yer man… Happy Valentine’s Day.