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.
Here’s another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Anyone who is inclined to ignore the petrol warning light might relate to this one! During the visit of the Beast from the East I read many examples of kindness, including one lady who volunteered to visit a stranger’s mother in hospital as her daughter … More There I am in the paper #58
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?
A little behind time due to the Beast from the East, here’s my article from the Feelgood. Enjoy. ‘What are you giving up for Lent?’ Surely this is one of the top five questions asked in Ireland during the first week of Lent and rarely spoken about in the weeks after as one by one … More There I am in the paper #54
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.’
Hear ye. Hear ye. Listen up and I’ll give you the latest from the southern capital of Ireland on the Beast and Storm Emma. As advised by those trained in weather forecasting, the country shut down today at 4pm. At precisely 3.59 pm, all over the country people raced in their driveways and slammed doors … More Waiting for Storm Emma. Anyone seen her?
In case you actually care and are refreshing your computers hourly, unable to sleep with worry about me and the whole country of Ireland, I thought I’d update you and advise you that I am in fact still alive. As for the Beast from the East, well who can I sue? I listened intently for … More Update on the Beast.
Ever since people in my real life discovered I wrote a blog I’ve been asked regularly, ‘So, when is your book coming out?’ To which I’ve always answered, ‘Not in the near future I’m afraid.’ There have been brief moments in time when I’ve toyed with compiling my posts into a book or several books. … More So, when is my book coming out?