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No Fences

Are you, like me, anxiously awaiting news of whether or not the 5 concerts will go ahead? Or are you fed up of the whole fiasco?

I can remember my first introduction to the music of Garth Brooks. It was 1991. I was at home, sitting on my bed, reading a book and listening to the radio. My older sister came into our room and gave me two cassettes that a friend of hers had given her the loan of. No Fences and Ropin’  The Wind. And there the love affair started.

I put the first track on and I was in love. I hadn’t been so in love with a singer since Michael Jackson in the ’80’s. That’s what The Thunder Rolls did to me.  http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=102875

After that, every new album Garth released was on my Christmas wish list. It got so that my brother stopped asking me what I wanted for Christmas. After a while his only question was, ‘Do you want it on cassette or CD?’

When I heard that Garth Brooks was coming to Ireland in 1994, I immediately wanted to go to see him. However, he was coming in April. I was due to start my work experience in Euro Disney in April. I was a little heartbroken. But my love affair with Disney had been going on for a lot longer than my love affair with Brooks. And I figured that Garth would come again, but that my chance to work in Disneyland Paris was a once in a lifetime one.

I was right, Garth did come again. In 1997. But I was saving to get married in 1998. I know his tickets are inexpensive, but it was still an expense we couldn’t spare. Once again I figured Brooks would return. So I got on with the business of getting married, hoping that I would get to see Garth before too long.

Imagine how upset I was to hear of his retirement before he could return. I anxiously awaited news of him coming out of retirement. And finally the news came. As long as we could get tickets I would finally get to see Garth Brooks in Croke Park in July 2014.

Just moments before the tickets sold out my husband was successful.

I was ecstatic. I have been waiting 20 years to see Garth.

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been remaining hopeful while the whole thing is up in the air. I believe in thinking positively, and that’s just what I’m doing.

I will get to see Garth at the end of this month!



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Passion Killer has become available in print to order on http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Killer-ebook/dp/B007AGMHFI. It is being launched by Susan Millar DuMars on Wednesday 9th May at 8pm at  The Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering at The Kitchen @ The Galway City Museum.

I have been on a high the last few weeks, trying to organize the promotion of the book and the launch. And of course I’ve been writing. Check out the first short story compiled by tweets on @eastcoaststory.

I have also taken a week off from life in the breathtakingly inspirational Wicklow Mountains. An inspiration break is a  must every now and again, and where better to take it than to get back to Nature on a farm in Wicklow.

Where better?

Well I’ve been to some pretty inspirational spots over the years including Glengarriff in Co. Cork with its magical Blue Lagoon, the beautiful Kilarney, in fact almost everywhere in Ireland provides inspiration whether the sun shines or the rain is spilling from the heavens.

Some other places that come to mind are the snowy slopes of Austria, Switzerland and Lake Tahoe, and almost anywhere by the sea, from Salthill to San Diego.

The place that is closest to my heart, however, is Paris. With the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris being this year I am constantly reminded of the 6 months I spent working in Hotel Santa Fe, Disneyland, spending my days off exploring everything that the wonderful city of Paris has to offer, from Montmartre to the Louvre, from walking by the Seine to eating in the Latin Quarter, and so much more.

Thank you for coming with me on this reminiscent rambling through the inspirational travels that are partially responsible for my writing.

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