Month: April 2013


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Life, Love, Family

This May day would have marked the day that my lovely daughter reached the age of reason, according to the Catholic Church, that is. At just 11 years of age I would have to argue that she has a few years to go yet! I remember the build up to my own First Holy Communion and Confirmation days. I really was excited about the whole thing. From receiving the host for the first time, to […]


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Life, Love, Family

I have been overwhelmed by the amount of views and the number of shares that my last blog received. Over the years while chatting with friends the conversation often turned to childhood and we’d swop stories about growing up in Ireland in the 80s and 90s. My stories, just like everyone else’s, would get a laugh or two. Mammy Byrne would receive lots of sympathy for having to put up with me, and now and […]

I just called………….

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Life, Love, Family

Twenty eight years ago today my Dad slipped away peacefully into the night. I remember thinking that my broken heart would never mend and that our little family would never be the same again. I have learnt that hearts and minds are quite resilient and families are capable of adapting to cope with all that life throws at them. As time marches on and broken hearts are patched back together treasured memories of days long […]