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Life on Mars?

Jan 10, 2016 is the day the music world lost one if its greatest artists. I was surprised at how deeply this news affected me as I wasn’t exactly a life long fan of David Bowie. He had a brilliant … Continue reading

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No Trace of a Conscience

My great great grandmother lived to be 102 years old. She died in her own bed in a house that had been home to her for many decades. A woman who cherished her independence, Catherine Richardson was a quick-witted and … Continue reading

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Past Meets Present.

The MSC Splendida, eleventh longest cruise ship in the world, docked in Cobh on May 12, 2015 carrying over 4,500 passengers and crew. It was  a beautiful sunny day and the place was buzzing with tourists. We even bumped into … Continue reading

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Mothers and Babies Forced Apart

This is a photo of two of my five children – twins a boy and a girl. It was taken almost thirty years ago and I cannot begin to imagine someone forcing me to part with either of them. Yet … Continue reading

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Finding Kaden Launched in an Ice Cream Parlour.

Some might scoff at the idea of having a book launch in an ice cream parlour but it was an ideal setting. A lot of scoffing did go on – of delicious ice cream, fabulous desserts, yummy hot chocolate and … Continue reading

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