Four minus one.

Grief is a strange emotion. For a time it is all consuming. Eating into my every moment. And then it begins to recede. Burrowing deep inside me, taking up residence next to my heart. It becomes a lurker, on occasions out of nowhere it rises to the surface. At other times Grief hits me with a … More Four minus one.

I’d prefer to be remembered in the pub than in the Church.

Christmas in Ireland seems to be different to some other countries. Our Christmas celebrations begin for most of us on the 23rd of December, and continue until the first Monday in January. In effect two weeks off work. It is an eagerly awaited holiday. One in which family is of the utmost importance. We all … More I’d prefer to be remembered in the pub than in the Church.