Celebrations on a Grey November Day

It has been a good week for my writing and I want to celebrate it with you all. Two simple things happened, firstly, a story of mine was published in the iconic Irish magazine, Ireland’s Own which is enjoyed around the world. This really lifted my spirits as politics dominated the news and life ofContinue reading “Celebrations on a Grey November Day”

Small Steps Make the Journey Possible

It has been a while since I paid a visit to here, I think life has been a little upside down for us all. But I feel an update is required and so here I am! By taking small steps I am progressing in my writing life, plus it cancels out the terrifying feeling ofContinue reading “Small Steps Make the Journey Possible”

Editing my life.

How are you feeling these days? It’s hard coming to terms with the different guidelines being thrown at us on all levels of media and even in personal conversations. I was in self-isolation a week before the country was put into Lockdown back in March. It was a long time to be indoors with myContinue reading “Editing my life.”

Take the Positives in Life

Hey dear friends, with life on a roller coaster right now, it is easy to lose sight of what makes us happy. There is so much sad news swirling around through all media sources. I have cut out the television, reduced reading the newspapers and when it comes to social media I do a quickContinue reading “Take the Positives in Life”

When looking back, reflect with a friend

As the sun sets on another year, we all start to think where we are in our lives, work, relationships, health, and even financial. In some ways the year, 2019 has flown by and then in others I found it to be a long year. I sat the other day reading different reviews of theContinue reading “When looking back, reflect with a friend”

A New Chapter in Life

Howdy, folks, well I’ve finished week three of a very exciting chapter in my life. I applied earlier this year and have been accepted for a MA (Master in Arts) in Creative Writing at the wonderful University of Limerick (UL). Am I happy? I’m over the moon. It is a massive and major step forContinue reading “A New Chapter in Life”

John Hewitt Society, part 2

While thinking about this post and going over again all the wonderful events, it really brought home, how important receiving the full bursary was for me. Armagh is up north in Ireland and I live down south, so it was a four and a half hour car journey minimum, which to be honest would haveContinue reading “John Hewitt Society, part 2”

John Hewitt Society in Armagh, part 1.

When I applied for a bursary in April of this year, I did so filled with doubt that I would receive it. I knew of the John Hewitt Society (JHS) Summer School from writing friends who attended previously. So when I got the email telling me I had been successful in my application and IContinue reading “John Hewitt Society in Armagh, part 1.”