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Fire and Brimstone

May 29, 2018


“Have you read the book of revelations?” the cabbie barked as he starred at me intensely. “I’m not religious,”I said returning the look and motioning to the road head. “It’s not a religious book, it’s from heaven,” he replied swinging his head back to the windscreen. I stifled a smirk and decided not to get […]

The Crocodile Man

May 27, 2018


It’s not often I meet someone who leaves an impression on me. But this particular adventurer has regaled me with stories that have left me wide-eyed and in disbelief. We’ll call him The Crocodile Man (TCM). I’ve often said if I was male, I would have accomplished more and taken more risks. Being female comes […]

The Chancer

May 26, 2018


“Seamus?!” I yelled as I approached the figure sat crouched on the corner of the street. The man looked up, his blue eyes and weathered face a little obscured by his baseball cap. He squinted at me from across the road. As I got nearer, I realised I had made a mistake. The man I […]


May 26, 2018


My first day was packed full of activity. The dive school is a charming small business with nice staff and an affable manager who has a back-from-the dead story himself. A seasoned and experience diver, seven years ago he had the mother of all diving accidents that has left him partially crippled physically but has […]

The Caribbean

May 23, 2018


This afternoon I touched down in Antigua. A Caribbean island I have long wanted to visit ever since I was a little girl. I think it was a holiday programme I saw or possibly someone I overheard talking about their honeymoon. It sounded dreamy and far away and conjured up swashbuckling images of a lifestyle […]

Six Months Rant – don’t read if you’re easily offended

May 16, 2018


Yesterday marked six months since my diagnosis. It’s still pretty raw and everyday when I think, “I’ve got this,” another curveball floors me and I’m left in tears with a dark grey cloud hanging over me, that just won’t shift. It was also half a year of forever on the wagon. And as a reformed […]