Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?" -Robert Burns My Dear W's, Congratulations! We did it! We survived Christmas. In case you can't find any pride it that accomplishment, don't worry. … [Read more...] about New Year’s Wishes for the Grieving
Archives for December 2017
"To have come from Ireland no matter how long ago is to be of Ireland in some part forever." -Franklin Delaney Two-and-a-half months of magic on this island is more than most people could imagine, and I'm well aware of how incredibly lucky I am. To say it … [Read more...] about My Top 5 Ireland Takeaways
“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” William Shakespeare A Wondering Widow Post In a recent conversation about my experiences as a W, a friend asked if I considered myself married or single. Whoah! I had to think about that one. If you feel confused about … [Read more...] about Married, Single, or Widowed?
“There are seasons when to be still demands immeasurably higher strength than to act.” Margaret Bottome When I chose to set up a home base in Belfast there was more to it than the music scene or getting mail from home. Although either of those was reason enough. … [Read more...] about The Belfast Test – A Grief Recovery Project Post
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind A Wandering Widow Post Sometimes you have to connect with your inner warrior queen to remind yourself that you are a lot stronger than you think. And you can have a lot of fun in the … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 15 – Winterfell Tours and Game of Thrones
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. -Aldous Huxley A Wandering Widow Post Ireland is a country full of magic: faeries, standing circle stones, and the kind of music that can soothe the soul, lift the spirit and stir the … [Read more...] about Adventure part 14-The Belfast Music Scene