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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 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy

Well, it’s the small things in life. Obviously family and friends and people to love are there, but there are a few simpler ones:

1) Radiators: A simple thing, but let’s be honest, they’re so nice to sit against.

2) Humour: I love a good sense of humour. Tell me  joke, and I will laugh, no matter how bad. The ones that make people groan with despair are a particular favourite of mine.

3) Plans: Plots, schemes, plans for world domination, I don’t care what you call it. I love strategy and tactics, and in the words of  John ‘Hannibal’ Smith: ‘I love it when a plan comes together.’

4) Westerns: Movies are great, but if I had to pick a genre, then it would be westerns. Call me odd, but True Grit and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly rank in my favorite films of all time.

5) Pink Lemonade: I don’t care how much of a pansy this makes me sound, that stuff’s the shit.

6) Music, particularly rock n’ roll: AC/DC, Chris Cornell, Nico Vega, the louder it is, the more people hate it. Well, most excluding me…

7) Video Games: Kinda expected, I suppose. I love stealth based games. Thief  and Metal Gear Solid are good ones.

8) Sleeping: I swear, my favourite place in the world is a bed. Maybe I spend too much time there, but I find it difficult getting out, so I’m not going to argue 🙂

9) Reading: Books will never die to me. I honestly will never get bored if I have something to read with me, which does fit in well with my last one:

10) Writing: Be it blogging or fiction, if I ever feel upset or angry, the one thing I can do to get it out of my system is to write. I don’t need an excuse to do it, other than it’s damn fun.

Sorry for being so late with the last few posts, I’ve been out the last few days at outdoor pursuits. Which is code for ‘Outdoorsy type things that make me ache all over’ 😉


Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams

                                         -W.B Yeats

It’s a sweet poem, and it’s a  romantic quote looking at it. This man has nothing to give, no rings, no money, no fame or fortune, no house or extravagant objects, only his hope, his ambition. The one thing he owns, and he’s given it to his sweetheart to walk on, as if she was crossing a puddle.

I’m a softy when t comes to stuff like this,


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