Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Brilliant news! A new writing group is to launch in early 2017 in Cork. More details to follow.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

A bully is able to continue with their horrible behaviour because they have found the perfect way of taking the voice from their victims and muting their words. SPEAK OUT AND BE HEARD.

Monday, 12 December 2016

I have just read the poem The Night Before Christmas. It reminded me of the excitement these weeks leading up to Christmas brought when I was a child. It was a joyous time of year with a sense of expectation and thankfulness in the air. It's a sense that never leaves and emerges in these final weeks before we bid good bye to the year in a flurry of feasting and gifting. In reality I think it all means that we are never too old to enjoy Christmas.
Three weeks holiday from college. All homework completed, Christmas is coming. Looking forward to returning to 'Merlin's Keep'.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016


This quote was sent to my by someone who was bullied and managed to get through the experience. It rings so true.

      "When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. This misfortune will feel unfair but stay above it, trusting that the other people will eventually see the truth like you did"

      Thank you to the person who sent this. 

Friday, 2 December 2016


I am running an anti bullying campaign on my fb page of LitWrits and my regular Facebook page. There are many of us who have experienced bullying. It can happen at any time, any place.
Often an accusation of bullying is not taken seriously or ignored because no one can believe it of that person. This is because the bully is very adept at hiding behind a cloak of respectability and will very rarely show their true colours to anyone other than their victim.
There is no glory attached to being bullied nor making an accusation of bullying. In fact it does take courage and the victim has probably taken a long, lonely journey to get to the stage of admitting what is going on to someone else. If someone you know makes such an accusation and you find it hard to believe please take the time to find out the truth. You could save a victim a lot of further pain and humiliation.