Category Archives: Family

Root And Branch

Yesterday was good. I drove my son and I up to spend some time with my mum just ahead of my boy heading for Manchester to begin his Master’s degree. It’s become harder in recent years to get us all … Continue reading

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You Snooze-day You Lose-day

Tuesday is a dandified cocktail of a day. A day for catching up with my son and hearing the good news that he’s been accepted onto the MA at Manchester he seemed most into taking. A day for grabbing some … Continue reading

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My Blood Will Thicken

Travel comedown, I fricking hate it. It batters my body whether I’ve been across the Atlantic or just popped over to Dublin for a couple of days. And it wounds my soul, leaving it cracked and splintered like the screen … Continue reading

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If You’re Not Irish, That Isn’t Your Fault

I shall be returning to Dublin one day. A couple of days is simply not long enough to fully soak up the atmosphere or to see even the tiniest portion of what the city has to offer. That said, I … Continue reading

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In Dublin’s Fair City

So this is Dublin, and what have we done? Many things, none of them to the tune of John Lennon songs though. Walking is a thing and, oh blessed relief, the centre of this city is flat and fairly easy … Continue reading

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Air Lingers*

Excitement and anxiety can overlap. So much so that one can seem like the other. And vice versa. I’m currently just about able to separate them and recognise I’m experiencing both. Excitement because on Tuesday I am off to Dublin … Continue reading

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People Are Strange

To avoid stressful incidents such as the ones that peppered my day throughout Friday I have come up with the perfect plan for Saturday. It involves not leaving home, watching documentaries, cooking bolognese (almost ready) and eschewing all contact with … Continue reading

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