Feeling The Heat…39 Degrees

Feeling The Heat…39 Degrees

Well there is no easy way of saying this, we as an Ireland nation are frankly not very good at dealing with extreme weather conditions as we recently discovered when last week temperatures in the UK reached an all time high of 39 degrees centigrade. As it happened I...
Fighting The Good Fight

Fighting The Good Fight

Well, it is eleven months since I was diagnosed with level 4 A bowel cancer, it all happened very quickly and in truth I did not really have time to dwell upon it, which looking back was a good thing. The journey has been life changing as it for anyone who has endured...
New Balls Please…..

New Balls Please…..

So, the very epitome of Englishness is once more upon us, I speak of course of Wimbledon and the lawn tennis competition where gifted athletes battle it out in the gladiatorial arena that is the 12 courts that comprise one of the worlds greatest sporting events. To be...
Three Lions On Their Chest

Three Lions On Their Chest

I recall back in 1981 when as a young fresh faced 21 year old I was teaching Karate at a summer camp in deepest, darkest New York State, in the summer holidays. We were quite literally in the middle of nowhere, truly it was utterly isolated, and actually was quite...