Research for IRISH SHORTS II continues

Research for IRISH SHORTS II continues, and I find myself leaving footprints on a path that has never been trodden before. I have many questions that need answering, and some of those answers are hidden in a document on the other side of the world, a document that is not available on-line but which is Read More …

A Once in a Lifetime Experience

I’ve been busy this past week, doing research for a second book of IRISH SHORTS. However, although I’ve made some great progress, this morning (Sunday March 12) at 7:30 AM, a dull thump downstairs provided the best moment of the week. Or should I say, a once in a life-time experience? Something bounced off the glass Read More …

Secrets of the Hauraki Gulf

Over the past few weeks I’ve been aboard the yacht, visiting some of the spectacular islands in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Blustery weather ensured we did plenty of tramping, and the track from Man o’ War Bay, Waiheke Island, took us past a favourite vineyard. Waiheke Island is one of the bigger islands, famous for many reasons: Read More …

Publication of IRISH SHORTS

My first book of short stories is called IRISH SHORTS: Nora’s Escape and other true stories of love, loss and resistance.  It is a collection of six short stories, all true, taken from three generations of my family. Relying on my family’s love of story-telling, mostly around the kitchen table, where entire mornings could disappear Read More …