43 – Communication (Part 1) – “Talk to me mate” (2000)

“Here will ye talk to me mate, no one ever calls him?” And with that sort of well intended remark begain the romance of my life. Stephen was my friend in Teen Challenge, and along with Paul Morgan, at that time we shared a house in Penygroes in South West Wales. We were all graduates … More 43 – Communication (Part 1) – “Talk to me mate” (2000)

41 – Lost (2018)

It is too wonderful. You are doing the job you always longed for. Your kids are wonderfully happy and bringing nothing but joy to your soul. Real friends, voices, emotions and even touch. The incredible sensation of things hoped for coming to past. Family you thought had long gone are having supper with you. Such … More 41 – Lost (2018)

38 – Milk n a piece n jam (Part 3 – Chips) (1997)

Piece n chips Posted on Jun 20, 2019 by stupatterson As wee bites go, ye cannae wackthe awesomeness of a Scots snackWhether deep fried Mars,or battered ice creamus Scots know whiteating food really means But for the purposeaw this wee tripa want tae tell yeaboot ma piece n chips Ye know doon in Wales, when in TCnuffink could … More 38 – Milk n a piece n jam (Part 3 – Chips) (1997)

35 – JP (2002)

This blog was originally going to be part of another, but as I was writing it, it was obvious that the moments recalled needed to be on their own. Christmas 2002. That was tough. Tracy and I were now married and living in our own fantastic apartment in the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in … More 35 – JP (2002)

Media Links

Hi thank you for visiting my story. Please find below media interviews etc regarding my story. Stephen Jardine interview, starts 67 minutes in Mark McGivern Daily Record article Mark McGivern article on methadone and me This POST is part of a wider collection to show the journey that would eventually lead me to the cross … More Media Links

28 – Time Out

Hi guys, I know it’s been a few days since I posted, but I had to spend some time living in the present. Since I wrote Bite Size last week I have failed my Maths Prelim I will get over it), been at Applicants Day at Strathclyde University, attended the beautiful wedding of Josh and … More 28 – Time Out