Thursday, September 1, 2011

KMII - The Non-Hiatus-Hiatus

Hey guys, 

You know I hate doing this but it must be done. Irishward is taking a wee break. I won't use the word 'Hiatus' because that has a stigma of never returning and I can assure you that Irishward will return. Just not for a few weeks. I've not been well enough to write for a few weeks now and it seems like it will be a few more before i'll be able to again. 

If someone could come transcribe the story from my brain then that would be great, cos it's all in there. 

I assume most you know I have M.E. and like most people you think you know what it is / haven't a clue but nod understandingly / or you endure it yourselves or live with someone with it and you really do understand it.

I've had it for almost 4 years & i dont even understand it all. What i can tell you is it is a chronic fatigue illness that affects people differently. Personally, i dont sleep much, i have painful muscle spasms and joint pain that would knock out a sumo wrestler. This makes writing painful, especially when the muscle / joint pain of the month is in my wrists, elbows & shoulders.

Because I have a lowered immune system I catch everything and it takes a long time to recover from any illness or procedure. To this point, it's been assumed by my medical team that i have not yet recovered from a gallbladder surgery i had in April 2010. Its almost like i still have a sick gallbladder when in fact it was removed. So I will be going into hospital next week for more tests, in the hopes that they can discover a solution to the chronic pain in that part of my body.

I will continue to write KMII when i can. I will update chapters when i'm satisfied that they are up to standard but it will probably take longer than usual. I can only assure you that it will be finished and hope that you stay with me for the bumpy ride ahead.

I'll post an update on health stuff when i can / if i remember (short term memory) but mostly you can find me on Twitter ( @IrishTwiFicster )

Thanks for the support

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is an invisible cruel disease. If you can, please support CFS research as there's no known cure. Thanks X

Saturday, April 9, 2011


So, on a recent trip to Wicklow I took a photo of the house the KMII gang are currently staying in on their road-trip. Is it what you imagined? Do you like it?



Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chapter 10 KMII - Edward's Tattoo

There was a mention of Edward's back tattoo in Chapter 10 of Kiss Me, I'm Irish - 'Jigs & Reels' and here is the tattoo... Middle back.... You like?




Monday, November 22, 2010

Pictures from Chapter 5 - In Dublin's Fair City

Link to Chapter 5 - HERE

Click pics to enlarge. Here are the places where Edward took Bella on her trip around Dublin :)

St. Stephen's Green

Grafton Street

Grafton Street

Molly Malone

Trinity College

Trinity College Library


Book of Kells

Fallow deer in Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park

View from Blue Light car park

The Blue Light bar

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween post - 'A Masen Masquerade'

Hey guys. You may remember 'A Masen Masquerade' from October '09. . .

Well, I read it again the other day and felt the need to re-edit parts of it / fix some grammatical errors. If you haven't read it before then I hope you can now and enjoy it. Reviews are like Halloween candy... I like to o'd on them :)

Click here to read newly edited 'A Masen Masquerade'.

Be Safe



Edward's Mask

Bella's Mask

Costume similar to Bella's

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Kiss Me, I'm Irish - Chapter 2 Teaser


As Alice drove down the quays towards our apartment block, Bella was greeted with the River Liffey and all that surrounded it. “Wow. Oh, look at that. Wow.” I laughed, and she turned to look at me with a half-wounded look on her face.

“Am I being too much of a tourist?” she asked me.

“No, it’s just quite funny to see the city through the eyes of someone who has never been here before. I guess we are just jaded, eh Ali?”

“Don’t talk rot, Edward. You love this city and know the bones of it inside and out. You’d be the perfect tour guide for Bella. If it wasn’t for the fact that you’d hop on her faster than a fly on shite, I might actually let you show her around.” 



Chapter 2 will post Sunday all going well.