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It’s morning, mere hours after sunrise. The light washes, with the tide, over Balbriggan beach. And I’m there, one eye on the time, the other ‘I’ on something transcending it. The ‘I’ wishes I could stay. Instead, it boards a train and silently glides south as both the sight, and the possibility, disappear from view.… Continue reading Chimera

Coronation Street · Personal Accounts

For Martyn

Reviewing Coronation Street on Wednesday the 24th of May felt an impossibility. It was a day when we continued to struggle to come to terms with Monday’s horrific attack in Manchester Arena and its aftermath, and were heartbroken to learn that a much loved friend and fully fledged and fabulous member of the Corrie family,… Continue reading For Martyn

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Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Vote Now for

Well, as if it wasn’t exciting enough to be longlisted for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016, I am absolutely over the moon to have made the shortlist. As I wrote on being longlisted, I really do love blogging. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to share your thoughts and opinions, the things you enjoy,… Continue reading Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Vote Now for

Film · Personal Accounts

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Making the Longlist

I was strolling alongside a leafy St. Stephen’s Green this evening when I was stopped in my tracks by some very exciting news – I had made the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 longlist. I love blogging. It has enriched my life and given me so many rewarding experiences, and so it means so much for my work and… Continue reading Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Making the Longlist

Fiction · Personal Accounts

Pens at Dawn

You don’t sharpen your sword on the day of the battle. I have been thinking about these words ever since they were said to me a short time ago, and their combination with an event I attended this week has lead to something of an epiphany. I’ve looked for an attribution to no avail, but the message… Continue reading Pens at Dawn

Personal Accounts

Stop the Clock for the new Age of Revolution

I’ve never been somebody that gave age, or ageing, a second thought. I never forced milestones upon myself with the deadline of age such as graduating, buying my own home, picking a career, or getting married. Nor have I ever understood this way of thinking. It’s important to observe your life from the outside in to ensure… Continue reading Stop the Clock for the new Age of Revolution

Coronation Street · Exclusives · Personal Accounts

A Bit of a Do

As I write from Dublin, reunited with my cat and sofa, I find myself incredulous at this weekend’s brilliant trip to London. My friend and fellow blogger Graeme has already written a lovely blog about our adventure at the UK Blog Awards 2016 on the night of Friday 29 April, and to it, I would… Continue reading A Bit of a Do