“Hi, how are things?”, is how we greet each other, in an upbeat voice, as we deliver the mandatory kiss on the cheek. “Any news?“, we continue. “No none at all, all good thanks”. And then we pause….. And in that moment, as silence takes hold, we communicate on a whole different level. Looking at you … More The conversation within silence.
My youngest who is still eleven asks me almost daily “Can I have a sleepover for my birthday?”. She is my fourth child so as you can imagine, I am not a novice in this. I know the word sleepover is a joke. There is no sleep in sleepover. Without hesitation I say, for the … More Can I have a sleepover?
It is so very hard to sit or stand by and watch a friend in pain. To go about our daily lives and know, there is nothing we can do to ease their pain. Nothing we can do to change what is happening. No way of knowing how long their pain will last. As most … More We all show we care in different ways.
I can remember one day whilst on holidays in Donegal, passing a church. A coffin was being wheeled out, and the only people following it, were the priest and the lady who looks after the church. No relatives, no friends. I was a teenager at the time, but I can remember being so struck, by … More I am relying on wordpress to look after me in my old age.
What would you do if you were told your child was sick? Not the twenty four hour bug sick, Not the head cold or virus kind of sick. I mean really sick. Chemotherapy sick! My friend got this message at Christmas, Happy ******* Xmas! Since then we have all been in a spin. We are … More We Are By Your Side.
A few friends and myself go away regularly for one night. After a very short period of adjustment, we are transformed into giddy soulmates, who have shared the ups and downs of our lives, for many years. All manner of things are discussed and commented on over the 24 hours. However one conversation that will live … More Warning! This May Make You Laugh Out Loud, Or Offend You.