Another of my columns from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. If you’ve ever drowned in the volume of ‘art’ your children bring home from school you might enjoy this one. I have a confession to make; I did not keep all my children’s art! Over the years my four children have brought home half a forest … More There I am in the paper #60
Donegal is a magical place, where the past is ever present. Visiting last week I was struck by how little it has changed in the twenty-seven years since I last saw it. This trip was something my brother and I had been speaking about for ten years, both of us desperate to once again walk … More Donegal. Memories, old and new.
So I’m back home in Cork, but it’s taking a little longer for my heart to make the journey! Last Friday I traveled to northwest Donegal to the place of so many happy childhood memories. After twenty seven years I was curious to know if the fields and hills were as I’d remembered and to … More Donegal, all I could have wished for.
So today I closed a door on a large piece of my life, something I’ve been connected with for many years. As I drove away I was acutely aware that it was over. But just like it can be hard to finish a great book, we all know that it must end and so it … More End of an era.
There are moments in our lives which live with us forever. They may seem insignificant as they happen, yet for some reason stay with us for a lifetime. The same is true for places. I grew up in Dublin, our capital city, yet, be it because of DNA or ‘moments,’ a large part of me … More Turning back time.
Yes, I’m alive and well and still writing. Here’s another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Hopefully it’s a mildly amusing observation of our marriage. If you’ve ever watched David Attenborough, you’ll have witnessed Nature’s amazing ability to adapt to the world around it. Recently, watching one such a programme, I was interrupted … More There I am in the paper #59
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
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