Always keep a pen and paper handy! What story is in your head this week?
More than ten years ago I began to formulate the concept of what would eventually become Sins of the Son. The idea was to follow the downward spiral of a person from regular member of society to cold-blooded murderer, and the subsequent psychological deterioration that would drive someone to commit such an act. The story... Continue Reading →
Helen: The Mother When my daughter Olivia voiced her interest in becoming a dancer, my immediate reaction was to think, “Okay, this is something she wants to do, so let’s look into it.” I didn’t have an overall negative feeling about the suggestion. Olivia was eighteen years of age at the time and exploring different... Continue Reading →
Day 28: The Lighthouse Inisheer Lighthouse was completed in 1857 after it was argued that the Inishmore lighthouse was too high and it did not cover the entrances to the North or South Sounds of the Islands. The lighthouse originally had a fixed optic lamp which was supplied by the Chance Brothers of Birmingham. In... Continue Reading →
Day 26: O'Brien's Castle The Castle oversees Inisheer from one of the highest points of the island, with views of the beach, pier, and ruins below. This castle is thought to have been built in 14th century making it one of the oldest ruins on the Aran Islands. It would pre-date the other ruins in... Continue Reading →
Yes, you CAN do it! It's not all about how much you can save each week, it's a matter of how you go about delegating it each payday. https://youtu.be/BbO_TAKYwHo World travel has been a major goal of mine, but not too long ago I felt like I would be able to achieve it. Working an average... Continue Reading →
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 →
Wheeling my large yellow suitcase along the rough tarmac road alongside the water's edge, the bad feeling began to fester when there was no-one else waiting at the pier. Once I stopped and took out my ticket, my stomach sank when I read '8.00', not '8.30', on my return ticket. Everything had been going well... Continue Reading →