I Do

You pull your outstretched, trembling finger back towards you at the very last minute, and think about getting back into your car. You instantly give a resolute shake of the head and have a quiet, reassuring word with yourself, before…

What's It Like?

I’ve always gotten some interesting reactions- and questions asked of me- from people upon hearing that I am a twin. One of the most frequent- and hardest to answer- is this old chestnut: ‘What’s it like being a twin?’ I’ve…

Wild Youth

Some months ago, I shared some of my short stories that I had written in school, when I was about 9 or 10 years old. You can read them here. Today I’m going to share some more of my stories, which are taken…

Success

‘Jaysis lad, we’ll be turning 30 in a couple of years, and what do we have to show for it?’ A few weeks ago I found myself stumbling into this pretty somber conversation with Wildsey over Skype. I didn’t really…

An Unlikely Reunion

Two months ago I took a chance; I jumped on a plane to Thailand to reunite with a very special person. I guess for there to be a reunion, there must first be an initial meeting of sorts, so I’ll describe…

Tae

Tea- or tae as it’s known in The Emerald Isle- is the cornerstone upon which a lot of our core cultural values and principles are built. We love our tea in Ireland. We rank in the top three largest consumers in…

What Makes Oliver Cunningham Tick

In ‘What Makes You Tick’ I get the chance to pick the brains of some inspirational people from all walks of life, in the hope that by sharing ideas we can continue to progress, push our limits, and inspire each…

Ovophobia

With the day that is in it, I couldn’t think of a more apt time to share what I am about to share. Up until about a year ago, I had been living with a most debilitating phobia. Heights- amazing views!…

Paddy Last

‘I’m sorry sir, but that flight was yesterday.’ Now I’ll admit, I’ve been known to have had some comical moments in my time, but that day in January 2014 takes the biscuit. I’ve amassed quite a few nicknames which I…

U-Turn

If someone were to tell me almost 2 years ago- on that first lonesome night when I was overcome with culture shock- that I would be signing on the dotted line for my third year in South Korea, I would…