Sometimes you just need a hug from your…

When you've had a long day at work and come home exhausted, he'll have that cup of tea waiting for you when you walk through the door. (And if you're lucky, it'll be a coffee…

R is for Reality

The more we learn about reality, the less we understand it. Is it our day-to-day experiences? Our beliefs? Our dreams? Something we can touch, something fathomable? Or perhaps our human senses are deceiving us -…

Happy Anniversary Ma and Pa

Happy Anniversary. Twenty-eight years today you've been married. How did we spend it? Why, arguing over boardgames and eating a roast dinner that could feed the five thousand of course. It's what we Byrnes do…

How to eat a bitter lemon

Because of my selfishness I wonder if I can ever forgive. I believe it is against our nature to forgive, to let go of our anger. Forgiveness is a conscious choice after all, one that…

How it should be

My Mam and Dad. This is what I see when I think of my parents. My Dad being naturally silly and My Mum being little and lovely. How it should be. Please vote for me…

A week gone by

#BEDN24 This last week has been somewhat emotional. I've been to the airport twice which was cool. I mean, who doesn't get excited about going to the airport even when they're not going on holiday?…

Food Glorious Food

#BEDN23 You didn't think I was going to leave Cyprus without showing my appreciation for the food here now did you? It's the last night of my holiday and all I can think about is…

To spiti twn pappoudon mou

#BEDN21 The roads may change, the weather may change and the people in Cyprus may change, but my Grandparents' house and garden will forever stay the same. Their property in Cyprus is timeless to me.…