Camp NaNoWriMo Project Part 3

Previous: Sixteen-year-old Leona Moss' confused relationship with her father is discovered by her eldest brother Frank, with devastating consequences. Her middle brother, Liam, leaves the family farm to emigrate to England for work. Sins of the Son: Nature, Nurture, Torture Camp NaNoWriMo Project Part 3 Leona sat on the edge of the examination bed. Colm... Continue Reading →

National Carers Week: My Story

One afternoon in mid-January 2017, my fiance Greg came home early from his job as a tiler with lower back pain. He took the weekend to rest up, however Monday came and the pain had not subsided. The days turned into weeks. In early March I set off on a month-long book research trip to... Continue Reading →

Why Do I Care?

This week is National Carer's Week here in Australia (14-20th October). In January 2017 my fiance Greg suffered a debilitating work-related back injury, and for the past nineteen months I have been his unpaid carer. The road to recovery is slow and uncertain, and  for both of us it has been an incredibly challenging journey,... Continue Reading →

Dundrum: My Last Three Days in Ireland

On Sunday morning I woke at my AirBnB accommodation in Dundrum, a suburban area seven kilometers outside of Dublin city. I was relieved when the hot water system worked, and revelled in the cleansing sensation. I didn't have much planned for my three-day stay in Dundrum but to relax prior to the journey home, but... Continue Reading →

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