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The Holidays/Anniversary

Dear Saul,

Welp, it’s that time of year again, and my God has this year gone by quickly. Somehow though, I’ve managed to pack so much into this year, it doesn’t seem at all possible. I’ve been a part of a short film, I’ve been awarded the President’s award, and I’ve started writing one of my first ever novels, and continue to write it to this day.

But I suppose there’s another thing to be celebrating, apart from the birth of this kind of cute kid about 2000 years ago. You and I Saul have been doing this blogging shmuck for a whole year! One year, more than 100 followers, and 2000 views have given me pause to consider renaming “Christmas” to “Saulday” in celebration, but believe me, I couldn’t have gotten this far without the help of others. My amazingly talented blogger friends, Charlie and Evelyn, my amazingly talented filmmaker friends Oisin and Colm, and my amazingly talented not all that sane-in-the-head friends Francis, Anthony and Casey, not to mention Tara, Sorcha, Becky, Declan, Cian, Aaron, and the swathes of amazing people I am honoured to call my friends, practically my family . All of them have made this year one of the best so far.

A special thanks to Catherine-Ann, without whom I probably would have given up writing altogether. (You’re seriously one of the most amazing people I know, and I’m lucky to have someone like you around. Merry Christmas!)

Thank you too Saul. Without an imaginary muse like you, most of my stories would have fallen flat on their face!

Finally, thank you to YOU. Yes, YOU, reading this. I don’t care if you’ve been with me from the start, or just found this post by accident. The fact that you care enough to bother reading this is present enough for me, and I can’t thank you enough for everything ye have done.

Happy holidays Saul. Here’s to another amazing year.

Best Wishes,



Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less

Story of my life, eh? Well, there’s not a lot to it, I’m still in my teens, so I’ve got a bit of life left in me still. Here goes:

I was raised a nomad. Perhaps maybe not in the way you would think it, like a family out in a desert, resting by a pool of water with cattle, but I had, and still don’t really have a solid home. The nature of my Dad’s career means we’ve moved a lot: 4 times in my lifetime, nearly 5, with regularly visited relatives on each far corner of Ireland. I suppose I don’t really fancy settling down anywhere permanent; why should I, when there are nearly 5 million other people on this little rock I call home I haven’t met yet (says the socially awkward kid).  I have a brother who i consider to be my best friend and worst enemy all rolled into one frighteningly familiar package. at the moment I live in County Offaly, slap bang in the middle of Ireland, quiet and serene, which is a little disappointing to a guy raised in the seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford, which…. wasn’t, so peaceful. I’m a writer (as if this isn’t already obvious) and a comedian to friends, sometimes a schemer, but not usually with myself in best interest. I’ve never broken a bone, and I consider myself lucky for never having anything more serious than an ear infection. Is there much left to say? A pretty boring life, to some. But it’s mine. There are a million and one opportunities waiting out there and hopefully, I might just be able to pick the right one at the right time.

So, 250 words. Not a lot going on, but hey, give it 30 years, I might be able to get back to ye with something a little more interesting 🙂
Look forward to this month, it’ll be good fun.


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