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.
Another installment from my column in the Irish Examiner. Writing it only reminded me regardless of any new year resolutions, there’s little chance I’ll ever be a ‘good’ person. Just ask my brother. How many times a day must I remind myself that it’s been 2018 for twelve days already? Thank goodness we are no … More There I am in the paper #48
I can remember one day whilst on holidays in Donegal as a child, passing a church. A coffin was wheeled out, and the only people following it, were the priest and the lady who looks after the church. No relatives, no friends. I was a teenager at the time, but I can remember being so … More Online friends will you look after me in my old age?
Here’s my article from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood for the day that is in it. Welcome to Nollaig na mBan, Women’s little Christmas, something I’d never heard off until I came to Cork. There are times when living as an exile in Cork I miss my home county of Dublin, hearing the Dublin accent every … More There I am in the paper #47
As the final day of 2017 ticks by I find myself rather melancholic. It’s not been the most wonderful year of my life, with some really hard punches landed which have winded me,(but not enough to knock me out.) There have also been many wonderful days of laughter, love and achievement. I like to think … More New Year… Yikes.
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?
Another of my pieces from The Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. This one went down quite well with some ever saying it mildly amused them, especially those who have recently learned to drive or taught a learner. Enjoy. What is it about other parents that makes them delight in forewarning the parents of younger children of the … More There I am in the paper #45.
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?
Thank you one and all but you can get up off your knees now, stop saying rosaries or lighting candles for us, because storm Ophilia has gone on her merry way and what a cranky oul cow she was! She took a particular dislike to those of us living down south and began shouting from … More The calm after the storm.
Apparently we here in Ireland will be slap bang in the middle of Storm Ophelia tomorrow. Up to a few days ago we were pretty oblivious to whoever Ophelia was and whatever she was doing but it would appear she is not impressed by our ignoring her. She has turned red and tomorrow is calling … More Storm Ophelia…I’m ready.