How does a mother cope with a facially disfigured child?

I’m lucky my mother is still alive and enjoying life, and so grateful that for the past few years we make an annual trip to London where we take in visits to palaces, museums and other major attractions. We’ve always been close. I think I got my sense of humour from her and her quiet determination to survive whatever life throws at you. She’s 85 … Continue reading How does a mother cope with a facially disfigured child?

The real scars are inside you

Take a look at my face and what you see is a collection of scars that have changed remarkably little in around 54 years. While I have had several operations to try to correct problems with my chin especially, you wouldn’t really be able to spot the difference. As I said in a previous blog, the hoped for miracle surgery that would transform my scarred … Continue reading The real scars are inside you

I had lunch with Daniel Day-Lewis – almost

Our son Daire was in Dublin for the weekend, and because we hadn’t seen him in a few months we decided to drive up last Saturday. And what a lovely evening we spent in The Chop House, savouring our delicious steaks, catching up on news and delighting in a beautiful evening and great conversation. As Daire was heading off to London the following day he … Continue reading I had lunch with Daniel Day-Lewis – almost