If I were to ask you a question can you give an honest answer? Do you give blood? If not why not? Before you get all shouty and announce you can’t for some medical or social reason it is not you I am asking, it is everyone else… The facts speak for themselves, in Ireland … More What is stopping you?
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy, and the dividing of our grief. (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Our friends come in all shapes and sizes. Some fill our lives daily, others we see less regularly but know they are only a call away and a small number date back to our … More Thank you my friend.
Today, Easter Sunday, is a day of celebration and remembrance to many around the world. So with that in mind, and because I missed organ donation awareness week, I’d like to repost this in order to celebrate and remember a very special boy Ben, and his brave family. Ben has not been forgotten by so … More Celebrating Easter, Remembering Ben.
Here’s my article in today’s Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Like many here in Ireland I’m feeling a little thirsty! Welcome to Good Friday. Forgive me if I am sounding a little raspy, but I’ve woken up with the most dreadful thirst. Don’t be a bit concerned as it’s a condition I suffer from this time of … More There I am in the paper #24?
Here’s my article from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Summer holiday planning is not always without pain! Do you ever notice once the time changes and the sun puts in a token appearance this country turns its face en masse to Summer and Summer holidays in particular? Hardly a week goes by when I am … More There I am in the paper #23
Can you believe it’s April already? Even my youngest commented this evening ‘This is the fastest year ever.’ Yet as I spent time with Daniels mum today it struck me how raw her grief remains. While most will look back and think November 2013 was almost four years ago, for a mother and father who … More The world keeps turning.
Here you go my article from last weeks Feelgood in the Irish Examiner. It could be titled ‘Dinnertime, the bane of my life.’ At about five o clock every day, at least one member of my family asks, “What’s for dinner?” Unfortunately, I have usually been asking myself the very same question. As they leave … More There I am in the paper #22
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I’m a writer…Really? “Hi, I’m Tric, (pronounced Trish), I live in Ireland and I’m a writer.” There’s a first. I don’t think I’ve ever written that before and it’s made me smile, because as I hear myself say ‘I’m a writer,’ a favoured expression of my Dad’s…
What is the use of having a blog if you can’t use it to write a special message for a special person? Today is my mum’s birthday. Happy Birthday to the strongest, softest, kindest, most giving person, with the wickedest sense of humour, I know. This year I’m lucky enough to be in Dublin with … More Happy Birthday Mum.
My latest article for the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. I confess, I didn’t always appreciate my Mother. Mother’s Day is upon us. As a child, I remember being annoyed because we never celebrated ‘National Children’s day’. My parent’s comment, was always, “Every day is Children’s Day.” I disagreed quietly, because I’m brave like that, and argued … More There I am in the paper #21.