Villammare Italy

Thank You

Yesterday was my birthday, the third one that I have spent here in Italy, time really is whizzing by!  I started the day with a fluffy cappuccino by the sea at Enzo’s bar, where I was greeted with hugs and kisses and lots of auguri’s (good wishes).  It was such a fizzy start to what unfolded into a lovely day.  It is still quite incredible to me how much love I receive here in my home away from home on a daily basis.

Everything Has A Season

Everything Has A Season

I am currently in between seasons.  That place between ending one life chapter and beginning another.  And I am restless.  I want to ‘get going’.  But all signs point to staying exactly where I am because whatever is taking form within my being for this next stage is not quite ready yet.

Imbolc - The Blessing of Brigid

The Blessing of Brigid

Growing up in Ireland I was always aware of Saint Brigid.  Each year rushes would be gathered and strewn over school desks where my classmates and I would weave Brigid’s crosses.  The crosses would then be brought home and hung over the doorways of our houses as talismans for blessings and protection for the year Read More

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Finding My Voice

Each spring when the sap begins to rise in the trees and in my bones, I write down an intention for the year ahead. This year my intention was to ‘Share my Voice’. I hadn’t been writing as much as I used to, or as much as I like to, and I was becoming grumpy and cantankerous as a result.

But to share my voice, I had to find it. As so much in my life had changed, I wasn’t really sure what it was, that I wanted to write about.

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Do you remember when you were young and people used to ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up?

What did you say?

Recently a friend of mine told me that I was a ‘bridge’.

I have to admit, it is not the lofty profession I had aspired to as a child, or as a dreamy teenager. But when I thought about it, she was right. And here’s why.