Sunday Thoughts

It’s a while since I wrote anything. It’s been hard to find the words. Every day the numbers rise, people are losing loved ones and we never hear their names anymore. When did people just become numbers? How must the families feel? It doesn’t bear thinking about. There’s no end in site. Just numbers increasing, […]

A new kind of normal

I’ve tried to write over the last number of days but couldn’t. Life has changed, is changing, for everyone. There should be comfort in numbers, knowing that we aren’t alone, but there isn’t. Mother’s Day came and went. A day I wouldn’t previously have paid much heed to, this year was different. The first year […]

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 […]

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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 […]