The spool of thread asked “Howya doin’ pal?” Ever the wise guy, the needle replied “Sew, Sew”
Despite various health challenges, my father stays wonderfully optimistic. Here he is happily celebrating his 84th birthday with a great big smile.
Living abroad in a city like Berlin where 55 per cent of the population are younger than 45, it can often feel like a bubble of youth. Here, I don’t have elderly relatives.
My mom called me one day and was very confused and said "something's really wrong." She couldn't really articulate what that was but I changed my plans and went down to visit her..
I grew up in a large Greek family, surrounded by aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents, so as a child it was constant chaos with little individual attention.
I was speaking with my grandmother yesterday. She is in her mid-90s and lives in New Mexico. She lives alone and is currently in the midst of a two week quarantine...
My Granny Tess loved to bake. My childhood and teenage years are filled with memories of the whole family in her house every Sunday for her prized Apple tarts, and a jam tart...
As these strange times continue, Grandpal are committing to gather and share as many chats, anecdotes, tales, and short stories as we can from every and any corner of our memories
A few weeks ago I sat on Grafton street for 5 hours giving people a chance to sit down with me and share a moment of connection. We were of course separately by Plexiglas.
Mid-way up Croagh Patrick, I stopped to remove a stone from my boot.“ Are you going bare-foot?” asked a woman resting on a rock, her smile was wry...
A formidable events organiser, Bairbre Ferguson, first opened my eyes to the power of music in a healthcare setting. Bairbre was organising Lunasa festival in Sligo. I was booked..