This morning I mentioned new research by Alcohol Action Ireland which found that more than 71,000 people in Ireland say they have often felt afraid as a result of parental drinking. Having had personal experience of this fear I felt it was important to point out that if you are in that situation that a) it’s not forever…your parent may deal with their drinking and come out the other side a different person and also eventually you’ll be an adult and in control of your own sitation, and b) there is support for you if you want it.
Al-Anon and Alateen are organisations where you can go and meet with people in similar situations. You can talk about your feelings, and experiences to people who will understand. Growing up with a parent with an alcohol problem can be excruciatingly painful, but it’s easier if you have support. Visit: http://www.al-anon-ireland.org/
Don’t forget you’re not alone. 71,000 is a lot of people.
It hasn’t been a great couple of weeks to be Irish with the revelations of the Ryan Commission report on child abuse within institutions run by the religious orders. This video from Questions and Answers on Monday really illustrates the wrongdoing, and the pathetic initial reaction by our government. Well done to this man for his bravery.
Waa waa wee waa.
You know my feelings about Ronaldo…so imagine how surprised I was to learn we had something in common…a love of the man parts!
Word. This movie looks gooooooooood! And Mariah “Mimi” Carey looks like a normal human being! My favourite part of the trailer though is the bit when the girl says her favourite colour is fluorescent beige. AMAZO.
65 year old Geoff Ostling spent 15 years having “all the flowers of Sydney Garden” tattooed from his neck to his ankles, and now he has decided to donate his skin to the National Gallery in Canberra, Australia.
“I wanted something unique, so I thought about a garden of plants, of natives and imported flowers, what you would find in a Sydney garden with a distant view of the city from Heartbreak Hill,” he told the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
“To donate skin is not the most amazing thing in the world but the tattoos are revolutionary.”