November 29th. A day without significance in my life for over four decades, until five years ago when it became the day when the force that was young Daniel left this life, hopefully for adventures somewhere new. Since then time has continued to tick by. My own children have grown up, some have finished school … More When all you can do, is just be there.
We don’t do Thanksgiving here in Ireland, but I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends in the United States, both ‘real’ and online, a lovely day and to give thanks for having all of you in my life. In Chicago are friends who swam with me here in Ireland many moons … More Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the U.S.
Remember the night I was to escape with my friends and the ‘Beast from the East’ scuppered our plans with many feet of snow? Well we rescheduled and yesterday ran away. Once again, being Ireland, you can’t predict the weather and for the second time in a row I managed to defy the odds and … More Beara. Magical Beara.
It’s close to five years ago since I first began this blog, not having a clue what I was doing. Over time I’ve discovered I’m not interested in blogging for money, doing reviews or pushing for likes and followers. This is my happy space. That place where I quite literally can put ‘My thoughts on … More What is a friend?
Tonight is the night after last night and I’m slowly recovering. The wonderful thing about a night away with a gang of friends is the memories it creates. Tonight as I sit here, a shadow of the woman I was when I headed away early yesterday morning, I can be heard chuckling at intervals as … More Reflections…
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy, and the dividing of our grief. (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Our friends come in all shapes and sizes. Some fill our lives daily, others we see less regularly but know they are only a call away and a small number date back to our … More Thank you my friend.
As November draws to a close it does so with a difficult final week. Tuesday November 29th is Daniel’s anniversary. Three years this year. He should be sixteen, pushing the teenage boundaries and beginning to blossom into the young man he would become. He should have beaten leukemia a childhood cancer with a very high … More For you my friend.
What sort of a person are you? A laid back type of individual, or someone who likes to be well organised? I’m definitely in the laid back category. Someone who has yet to pack the night before holidays or who looks for the directions to where they are going moments before leaving the house. I … More Do you let Lady Luck into your life?
Hopefully we all have them, some have them in great numbers, others are content with one or two. I had thought I knew what a friend was until I was part of a discussion recently, where a fairly sizable number spoke of having at least one friend who is all take and no give. I … More What is a friend?
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ― Muhammad Ali Where would we be in life without our friends? They are the ones who entertain us on nights out, counsel us … More Testing friendship.