While holidaying in heaven recently, (Allihies, West Cork) yer man and myself went to visit Dzoghen Beara. It’s a buddhist retreat centre between Castletownbere and Allihies. We’d not been there before. Well, that’s not exactly true. We drove into it about fourteen years ago and on getting out of the car were struck by the … More And… Breathe
I can’t tell you all how happy and emotional I am to tell you that today I signed a contract with a literary agent! Yes, read that again if you must. It’s true, Faith O Grady, from the Lisa Richards Agency will take my memoir and do her best to find it a home. When … More Newsflash…You’d better sit down!
There are times in life when the child within us is never too far from the surface. So it is with me as I count the hours until I head off to my favourite place in all the world… Allihies. This is what the Summer is all about. Getting the chance to get away for … More Tick tock.
There are days after you lose someone which are hard. You wake up, and before ever getting out of bed you know, for no particular reason, it’s going to be one of those lonely days. And then there are special days like yesterday, July 23rd, Mum and Dad’s wedding anniversary. On that day sixty four … More True love never ends.
JULY, PART TWO: ON PLAYING THE LONG GAME. Over a year ago I attended a writing course aptly titled “The Inspiration Project,” the brainchild of Carmel Harrington, Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard. Safe to say, it changed forever how I think about myself as a writer as well as giving me focus and belief in … More July Inspiration Diaries. Part two.
Here is the latest article I shared on my writing progress, in July’s Inspiration Diaries. I will reblog the original also, which will give you the chance to follow the progress of my two fellow writers, Casey King and Clare Daly, as we journey along, hoping this is the year we become published authors. Tric … More July. Time for an update on how my writing is going.
I think it is fair to say, we all have some special items we possess, which we treasure. They may be old letters, or cards, a souvenir given by a well meaning child returning from a trip away, jewellery of great or little value or something which reminds you of a special someone. My many … More Lucky charm.
Today, I heard on the radio a request for any of you who were abused by George Gibney (and I know there are many) who have not come forward, to think about doing so, so that he might be brought back to Ireland and face justice for what he did to you. As one of … More To the survivors of George Gibney, who have never come forward.
Yesterday was Father’s Day and for the first time in over thirty years I didn’t miss my dad, because this year he’d been joined by Mum. It felt different. Strange but definitely less lonely. Looking around old posts in a bid to recall thoughts and relive better times I found this one. How much of … More How much of any day do we really live?
MAY, PART TWO: FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS May 18, 2019 Over a year ago I attended a writing course aptly titled “The Inspiration Project,” the brainchild of Carmel Harrington, Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard. Safe to say, it changed forever how I think about myself as a writer as well as giving me focus and … More The Inspiration Diaries May. Part Two.