My mum has a wealth of sayings one of which is “she didn’t lick it off the stones.” Today is Mother’s Day here in Ireland and I’d like to borrow her expression in relation to myself. I am the mother I am because of my mum. As a mother she’s been strong, brave, loving,caring,thoughtful and … More ‘I didn’t lick it off the stones.’
What is it that keeps us going? When life batters you, blindsides you, and leaves you bruised and confused. What stops a person just closing the curtains, locking the doors, and curling up in a ball? I have been asking myself this during the past week. A week that saw one family say “Goodbye” to … More Each life affects another.
Despite visiting my grandparents regularly on holidays, and my grandfather coming to live with us, after my grandmothers death, I never really knew them. I never asked the right questions, or showed any interest in who they were, or what sort of life they had lived. What I would give to be able to turn … More What Makes Me Me?