There I am in the paper #58

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

My favourites #3 Silence is the greatest enabler of abuse.

So here we go with number three among the five favourite posts I’ve ever written. When you read it you will understand why I say this is not an actual favourite as it’s content was difficult to share, however it marked a new beginning for me. Prior to writing this I’d only ever told one … More My favourites #3 Silence is the greatest enabler of abuse.


I feel unwell. I am not physically sick, but my body is full of imaginings. My heart is racing, my stomach is upset, and I have a blinding headache. Up to a few minutes ago I was okay. I was feeling happy, and even a little relieved. Then my big strong son, who will always … More Results!

Today is THE day.

Today you woke up as usual ready to greet another day. For most or you today will not be one you will ever recall. For us we will never forget it. As I sit here an amazing journey is beginning. Somewhere many miles away in the United States, a young woman is leaving her home … More Today is THE day.

Seeking sanctuary.

Daily Prompt: Stranger in a Strange Land. Every time I see an immigrant, struggling to speak English here, I think “This could be their story”. It is a story I first read years ago in our local paper. It is a story I have never forgotten. The narrator was a mother of one child. She … More Seeking sanctuary.