Five Minute Friday – Rhythm


Here we go with this week's Five Minute Friday… Five minutes of unedited, non stop writing on this week’s given theme ‘Rhythm’ I'm very strict when it comes to timing. I don't mean time keeping, I'm rubbish at that. No, I mean rhythm... I teach singing and guitar and I'm always trying to drum it …

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Dear Twitter…


Dear Twitter Let me get one thing straight before I start. You know that phrase, "it's not you... it's me"? Well I'm fairly sure it's you!  I used to have so much fun with you. You were a place for great craic, plenty of banter and discussion about stuff I knew little about. I was …

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The Next Big Thing – celebrating my 100!


Welcome to my 100th wordpress blog post! And I'm just 100 or so views from 10,000 so this is a momentous... erm... moment for me! I was wondering what significant wisdom I could bring to you when I reached the century; and perfect timing - here is my The Next Big Thing post. The Next …

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A Win-Win Weekend!


Last weekend I went to a wonderful Weekend Writer's Retreat in Carousel Creates. I met some great people including the lovely Louise Phillips, author of Red Ribbons. I'd actually won the weekend. When booking a 1 Day Retreat, I entered the competition on the website. The challenge was to write a piece entitled 'I am a …

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Group Therapy


It was with a spring in my step that I made my way to one of our local pubs here in Kilcullen to join the newly reformed Kilcullen Writer's Group. I just happened to spot a mention of it on the The Diary and thought... I'll have some of that thank you! At the recent …

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What a Day!


Well folks my Grafton Media Blog Awards Ireland journey has ended for this year - as I haven't made the finals. Big thanks to the organisers who have been working very hard. And they're not finished yet! Congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists! Keep an eye on #bloggm for further updates. Despite …

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Put up your dukes! I’m fighting for my writes!


I’ve no idea what to blog about this week! Actually that's not true, I've plenty of ideas  - just this evening I was comtemplating  writing a short biography on someone I only met about a month ago! I've had to put it off though, he's not sure he's up for being my 'blog fodder! 😀 …

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