Problems are a fact of life. The only people that don’t have problems are, as my mother says, “…pushing up daisies” from six feet under. Our American cousins are rumoured to only have ‘challenges and opportunities’ – over here we have …problems! And you know what I mean. Over here problems are real. Life is…

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of sailing from Kilrush Marina* (a *denotes a link at end of blog) on Ireland’s beautiful Wild Atlantic Way* to the ancient docks (since the 1850’s) in Limerick City* with some friends (old and new) and family. We sailed on a lovely 40-footer called ‘Velella’, named after, of all things,…

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