Friday, 9 March 2018

We hear a lot about Brexit where we live although the UK do not think we are part of the Uk because we live elsewhere. No one can go alone in this world held together by the fragile web that is the internet. Not even the UK and one of the things I have realised over the past few years of travel is that the rest of the world do not look kindly on the Brits. They all have their reasons I suppose. Mind you a country that is seeking independence from the rest of Europe is going to be in need of a few friends, the UK Government is not doing much to protect the right os Brits living abroad, especially if they are still living in a country that is part of the EU. 
Well we thankfully made it through the Beast From the East and Storm Emma. We had snow and lots of it. It lasted only a few days and then turned to slush and ice. The government imposed a voluntary curfew until the worst of the storms had passed. It still amazed me to see that a couple of days of snow and the entire country grinds to a halt. Our councils are never ready for winter, and come to that, neither are we all.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Well back at uni for a week. The work load for this semester had increased dramatically. Looks like the long break over Christmas has given us all a new vigour and determination. I love my studies. Something I never thought I would ever say having avoided this for most of my life. Now I am doing a degree in a subject  I never would have considered and enjoying it. My philosophy? Never give up. Never stop evolving and never let anyone put you down. 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

I belong to a small writing group in Cork. We meet when we can. The thing is, we have some amazingly talented writers among our numbers. Our genres and age reach are varied but all are amateurs with great ambitions of wanting to write. Most of all we just love to write.
Creative Writing in Cork is holding a gathering of writers tonight 6-8pm. Please note the change of day. 

Monday, 22 January 2018

As one who originally hails from the UK I have listened eagerly to the ramblings and bickerings of Brexit for nearly two years now. One of the striking things that, from my own point of view, is that there is a lack of interest in preserving the interests of those of us who for one reason or another live in countries that are in the EU and outside the EU. Interesting that all the nationalities living in the UK for one reason or another are being catered for yet no one has seen fit to ensure those of us living abroad from the UK are OK. This is one of the reasons why the UK is so unpopular among the EU and other countries. The Government cares only for itself and looking to do the right thing but in reality is doing nothing. Rant over. Going to get a cup of coffee.