Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

I was driving along today and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road came on the radio. Isn’t it amazing how a song can take you right back to a moment in time and evoke a memory? This song took me back to the age of 13. I was staying at my friend Julie’s house. We were listening […]

waterfall in a forest

Retracing my steps

It’s the time of year that brings back memories don’t you think? Sometimes you have to go back to move forward. So today was a day of doing that. It’s six months since my mum died and I wanted to bring a gift to the nursing home who looked after her so well. I couldn’t […]

Mother’s Day and memories

So tomorrow is Mother’s Day in Ireland and the UK. I think it’s a Hallmark Day to be honest but anyway that’s beside the point. Not only is it Mother’s Day this weekend but it was also my dad’s 10th anniversary yesterday. You are probably wondering where I’m going with this but I went to […]

There’s always hope

I read something on Social Media earlier this week and it wound me up. It was along the lines of hope is for losers and trying is passive. I know I shouldn’t pay much heed to things online but I thought back over the last couple of years in my own life. It was hope […]

Coolaney, Sligo sunrise

Winter Solstice

I spent Winter Solstice in a contemplative mood, it was a day of looking back and reflecting. A day spent mending bridges instead of burning them. A day to let the past go. I’ve realised over the last few months that dwelling on the past doesn’t make me feel good. In fact it drags me […]

Jellybeans for breakfast

It’s been a challenging couple of days and as I’ve found so often in the past there’s always something reassuring that happens to tell me I’m going in the right direction. Today was one of those light-bulb moments. I went along to ‘Homecoming’ with Rachel Webb at the North Leitrim Women’s Centre today. It was […]