The Migration

The wind gathers and pulls at my tattered skirts as I turn my face into the December rain. I hate this weather but it’s as familiar to me as these heather-strewn hills. I am of this place. Across the lake, a gaggle of Canadian geese suddenly take flight, their rapturous cackle drowning out the soft […]

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A Winter’s Tale

The winter always seems to remind me of my age and this year, I’m feeling it more than usual. My tired bones ache in new ways and there is a heaviness to my body that I’m not familiar with. Just fourteen weeks after the birth of my third son, I know with some certainty that […]

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Life Lessons

The very best teachers are those who teach you the important things in life, those lessons that matter and that you’ll reflect on years down the line. Occasionally, one of those teachers will enter your life and make enough of a difference that it becomes impossible to continue in the same direction – the seed […]

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The ‘to do’ List

I can feel the winter clawing at me, calling me into its dark folds like an animal from the night. It wants me to be still but my mind feels too heavy – laden down with neon lights and the faces of hopeful children. As I watch the world with a quiet detachment, my mind […]

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Autumn Leaves

“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.”   – Dodinsky Autumn, with all its glorious colours and earthy scents, always brings me closer to my own sense of mortality. In the beauty of the […]

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The Waiting Game

I’ve been letter-box watching for weeks, waiting eagerly for a new passport that doesn’t seem to want to arrive. Not an Irish passport as you might expect (that’ll come later!) but a shiny new UK passport, still flying the EU flag (although perhaps not for much longer). It’s not that I’m desperate to get my […]

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The Coincidental Gift

Do you believe in coincidences? Four months ago, not long after we returned from our elopement to Cornwall, we were very kindly gifted a small ornament as a belated wedding present. The gift was actually one that my friend had kept for some time, after apparently making a spontaneous and rather random purchase many months […]

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Gathering Trinkets

One thing I don’t think we fully appreciate about life, is our social impact – the imprint that we leave on another beings soul…  the story that they carry forward beyond that final meeting. We tend to assume that to be significant to a person, we need to play a constant role in their life […]

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton  

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