Taking A Moment

I sit here sipping on my coffee and taking a moment to reflect on another half term holiday that has disappeared in a heartbeat like we always knew it would. Here in Northern Ireland there appeared to be a different season happening with every passing day, we had snow, sleet, wind, rain, and sun giving … More Taking A Moment


There was a time when I wouldn’t have thought twice about stepping onto an amusement ride, I loved the thrill of it and not entirely knowing what way it was going to end up. In much the same way I would never have hesitated about going in for a typically dangerous tackle in a game … More Fearless

A River Retreat

As I said last weekend “every birthday is a special one” when making reference about my Mum’s birthday just past. And so it is! If truth be told I don’t actually need much of an excuse of an occasion for there to be a celebration arranged. However with Mum turning another year older it was … More A River Retreat

A Winter’s Tale

Here we are over half way through November and beyond my front door step, preparation for Christmas has begun. Shops are laced from roof to floor, towns are decked with Christmas decorations and the tree lights have been switched on. We say it every year how the preparations seem to begin earlier and earlier, but … More A Winter’s Tale

Time is Everything

Minutes and hours, days and weeks, months and years; as children the passage of time was irrelevant to us. We had no concept of time at all. Holiday time lasted what felt like forever. Springtime, Summer, Autumn and Winter ran into each other and we were unaware of the seasonal changes around us. We played, … More Time is Everything

Circle of Friends

It feels like a lifetime ago that I watched that film on video. I remember dark, curly haired Minnie Driver and the boyish good looks of Chris O’Donnell and after that I don’t remember so much. It nearly makes me want to sit down and watch it again to find out what it was all … More Circle of Friends