Do you remember my old pal, the wonderful 83 year old kerryman who very reluctantly emigrated two years ago to England? It struck me today that I’ve never updated you all on how he’s doing. Well the short answer is he is still alive and definitely kicking. He and I have kept contact by phone, … More Remember my old friend?
Well today was the day. The last day with our old pal before he moves to England to live with his family. I thought I’d better post tonight just in case you were all day wondering how I got on. Did I manage to enjoy our last day? Did I need a box of tissues? … More Today is the tomorrow I dreaded.
Do you ever look forward to something and when it happens you realise the anticipation was almost as good as the event? The waiting, and imagining. The time spent watching the calendar and mentally ticking off the days. Equally there are days looming in our future which we dread. I wonder when they come will … More Final days.
If you had just four weeks left before you had to leave friends forever how would you chose to spend your time with them? For quite some time now a friend and I have been visiting an elderly gentleman once a week. We began it as part of a project with age action, which means … More What would you chose?
Have you ever left your country of birth to begin a new life abroad? Was it a journey of choice, or one of necessity? Can you imagine what it would be like if you had to leave your homeland at eighty four years of age? As a young twenty two year old I left Ireland … More Ireland will miss you too.