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.
It’s ages since I posted anything about where I’m going with my writing so here’s an update. Hows the book coming on? Sorry it’s not, but that’s not to say it wont. I am not sure why I’ve not sat down to write it, because I do know the bones of the story I have … More Writing update
Another of my articles from The Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Hope it gives you a bit of a laugh. I’m hot and bothered. Within the next couple of hours there’s a gentleman calling to fix our less than windproof windows. Yes, the horror is real. I am in the midst of a major clean up as … More There I am in the paper #41
It’s close to five years ago since I first began this blog, not having a clue what I was doing. Over time I’ve discovered I’m not interested in blogging for money, doing reviews or pushing for likes and followers. This is my happy space. That place where I quite literally can put ‘My thoughts on … More What is a friend?
Here you go another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood magazine. I think it could be titled, ‘The joy’s and sorrows of texting’ I love my phone. I know it’s not PC to say so but I do. Being a certain age I believe I’m part of the first generation to rear children … More There I am in the paper #40.
So, I’m still alive, just curled up in a ball for a while and trying to make sense of the world we live in. Since the sudden death of Ben’s mum, Elma I’ve found myself questioning everything in life. Most of those questions I’ve asked myself many times before, beginning when my own Dad died … More Questions on life.
It’s been very sad around here the past few days so I thought I’d share one of my pieces from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Hope it brings a smile to your faces. September is within touching distance so… hands up who isn’t just a little bit happy? Don’t get me wrong I am not exactly … More There I am in the paper #39
Sometimes something happens which rocks your world, where you wonder about the lottery that is life and you ask the question “Why?” You may remember young Ben who I’ve written about many times here on my blog? Well last Saturday Ben’s beautiful mum died suddenly. A young woman who had been hurt so badly by life … More Immeasurable grief.
Another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. I have a confession to make which may surprise you…until yesterday I was an IKEA virgin. On many occasions I’d muttered, “I must go there someday,” but I never really meant it. However last week, perhaps due to an excess of alcohol swishing through my veins, … More There I am in the paper #38.
Another article from my column in the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood, featuring the seventh member of our house…the dog. Enjoy. (Oh and her name is not fluffball, she just didn’t give me permission to print her real name) I believe there are three types of people in the world, those who love cats, those who love … More There I am in the paper #37