Memories, like the corners of my mind


I love the Facebook memories function. I enjoy looking back at them; most of the time they are a good laugh. One day last week, some memories popped up that threw me back to what was a very dark time, and I suddenly realised how far I've come. When we moved back to Ireland in …

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Crying with Laughter


I met a friend recently and the idea was that we would get together to write for a couple of hours. Spur each other on with a fantastic word count. Almost an hour and a half (and a pot of coffee with biscuits) later, we had done no writing. Well, we had not written anything …

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I’ll never be the same again


The last two weeks have changed me forever and I know I'll never be the same again. I don't mean that I will always grieve or that I will always be sad. I know that over time I will get used to the fact that my dear friend Tom O'Gorman is gone; and the 'how' of …

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The Half Circle of Life


Round and round it goes. The whirligig of life. No stopping it, impossible to catch There it goes, hatch, match, dispatch. Babby becomes mammy and she becomes granny And around we go again. It’s a wonderful thing. The next generation consoles the loss of the last The sights and sounds of new life ease the …

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The Hardest Thing I Ever Had to Do


Looking at the stuff in my 'Drafts' folder of the blog and I found this! I thought I'd posted it ages ok! So I'll do it now. My mam will be 8 years gone on March 16th 😦 This is another post based on one of the random titles I was given to write about …

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Come Back Soon!


For some reason it's a week of memories for me. I told this story in one of my articles for VOX Magazine*. Maybe it has come back to mind because it happened around this time last year, or maybe it's because my friend has just lost his mum. Probably a bit of both... Come Back …

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