William Forde: September 30th, 2012.
- Site Index
- About Me
- Book List & Themes
- Strictly for Adults Novels >
Tales from Portlaw
- No Need to Look for Love
- 'The Love Quartet' >
The Priest's Calling Card
- Chapter One - The Irish Custom
- Chapter Two - Patrick Duffy's Family Background
- Chapter Three - Patrick Duffy Junior's Vocation to Priesthood
- Chapter Four - The first years of the priesthood
- Chapter Five - Father Patrick Duffy in Seattle
- Chapter Six - Father Patrick Duffy, Portlaw Priest
- Chapter Seven - Patrick Duffy Priest Power
- Chapter Eight - Patrick Duffy Groundless Gossip
- Chapter Nine - Monsignor Duffy of Portlaw
- Chapter Ten - The Portlaw Inheritance of Patrick Duffy
- Bigger and Better >
- The Oldest Woman in the World >
Sean and Sarah
- Chapter 1 - 'Return of the Prodigal Son'
- Chapter 2 - 'The early years of sweet innocence in Portlaw'
- Chapter 3 - 'The Separation'
- Chapter 4 - 'Separation and Betrayal'
- Chapter 5 - 'Portlaw to Manchester'
- Chapter 6 - 'Salford Choices'
- Chapter 7 - 'Life inside Prison'
- Chapter 8 - 'The Aylesbury Pilgrimage'
- Chapter 9 - Sean's interest in stone masonary'
- Chapter 10 - 'Sean's and Tony's Partnership'
- Chapter 11 - 'Return of the Prodigal Son'
- The Alternative Christmas Party >
The Life of Liam Lafferty
- Chapter One: ' Liam Lafferty is born'
- Chapter Two : 'The Baptism of Liam Lafferty'
- Chapter Three: 'The early years of Liam Lafferty'
- Chapter Four : Early Manhood
- Chapter Five : Ned's Secret Past
- Chapter Six : Courtship and Marriage
- Chapter Seven : Liam and Trish marry
- Chapter Eight : Farley meets Ned
- Chapter Nine : 'Ned comes clean to Farley'
- Chapter Ten : Tragedy hits the family
- Chapter Eleven : The future is brighter
The life and times of Joe Walsh
- Chapter One : 'The marriage of Margaret Mawd and Thomas Walsh’
- Chapter Two 'The birth of Joe Walsh'
- Chapter Three 'Marriage breakup and betrayal'
- Chapter Four: ' The Walsh family breakup'
- Chapter Five : ' Liverpool Lodgings'
- Chapter Six: ' Settled times are established and tested'
- Chapter Seven : 'Haworth is heaven is a place on earth'
- Chapter Eight: 'Coming out'
- Chapter Nine: Portlaw revenge
- Chapter Ten: ' The murder trial of Paddy Groggy'
- Chapter Eleven: 'New beginnings'
The Woman Who Hated Christmas
- Chapter One: 'The Christmas Enigma'
- Chapter Two: ' The Breakup of Beth's Family''
- Chapter Three: From Teenager to Adulthood.'
- Chapter Four: 'The Mills of West Yorkshire.'
- Chapter Five: 'Harrison Garner Showdown.'
- Chapter Six : 'The Christmas Dance'
- Chapter Seven : 'The ballot for Shop Steward.'
- Chapter Eight: ' Leaving the Mill'
- Chapter Ten: ' Beth buries her Ghosts'
- Chapter Eleven: Beth and Dermot start off married life in Galway.
- Chapter Twelve: The Twin Tragedy of Christmas, 1992.'
- Chapter Thirteen: 'The Christmas star returns'
- Chapter Fourteen: ' Beth's future in Portlaw'
The Last Dance
- Chapter One - ‘Nancy Swales becomes the Widow Swales’
- Chapter Two ‘The secret night life of Widow Swales’
- Chapter Three ‘Meeting Richard again’
- Chapter Four ‘Clancy’s Ballroom: March 1961’
- Chapter Five ‘The All Ireland Dancing Rounds’
- Chapter Six ‘James Mountford’
- Chapter Seven ‘The All Ireland Ballroom Latin American Dance Final.’
- Chapter Eight ‘The Final Arrives’
- Chapter Nine: 'Beth in Manchester.'
- 'Two Sisters' >
- Fourteen Days >
‘The Postman Always Knocks Twice’
- Author's Foreword
- Chapter One
- Chapter Two
- Chapter Three
- Chapter Four
- Chapter Five
- Chapter Six
- Chapter Seven
- Chapter Eight
- Chapter Nine
- Chapter Ten
- Chapter Eleven
- Chapter Twelve
- Chapter Thirteen
- Chapter Fourteen
- Chapter Fifteen
- Chapter Sixteen
- Chapter Seventeen
- Chapter Eighteen
- Chapter Nineteen
- Chapter Twenty
- Chapter Twenty-One
- Chapter Twenty-Two
Thoughts and Musings
- Bereavement >
- Nature >
Bill's Personal Development
- What I'd like to be remembered for
- Second Chances
- Holidays of Old
- Memorable Moments of Mine
- Cleckheaton Consecration
- Canadian Loves
- Mum's Wisdom
- 'Early life at my Grandparents'
- Family Holidays
- 'Mother /Child Bond'
- Childhood Pain
- The Death of Lady
- 'Soldiering On'
- 'Romantic Holidays'
- 'On the roof'
- Always wear clean shoes
- 'Family Tree'
- The importance of poise
- 'Growing up with grandparents'
- Love & Romance >
- Christian Thoughts, Acts and Words >
- My Wedding
- My Funeral
- Audio Downloads
- My Singing Videos
- Bill's Blog
- Contact Me
"When your dreams become more important than your earthly desires you float with the angels and when your dreams seem less substantial than your earthly acquisitions, you sink into mindless oblivion."
William Forde: September 30th, 2012.
"As Mrs Beeton advised in her famous cookery book of recipes: Rabbit Pie: Instruction one: First catch the rabbit. Likewise, before your dreams can ever come true, you first have to dream."
William Forde: September 29th, 2012.
"The sacred journey of a single tear streams down faces of sadness, happiness and emotional connectivity, making time passed like dust on a mirror waiting to be washed off gently."
William Forde: September 28th, 2012.
"The universe is filled to the brim with the wonderment of magical moments and beautiful people and the realisation of this truth will set you free and place you on the road to certain happiness. We need to learn that too much wanting wastes all prospects of happiness, as contentment is never to be found in the fulfillment of what we want, but the realisation of how much we already have. "
William Forde: September,2012.
"When I whisper in your ear, do you see the solitude of my soul? When I look into your heart, do you hear the beat of mine? Can I move you to the edge of reason and the full force of passion when time stands still in each other's presence? If your answer is 'yes', then what we both feel is truly love."
William Forde: September 26th, 2012.
"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be; whereas an enemy is determined to redirect your positive energy; preventing you looking ahead whilst making you constantly watch your back."
William Forde: September 24th, 2012.
"Be as the heart, eloquent in its warmth and make your waters of life the well you draw from when satisfying the thirst of others. The sanctity of the soul knows the joy to be brought through the act of giving, so remain generous in all you do; cherish the smile of a happy child because it radiates its own eternity and reminds the adult that this is what life is all about."
William Forde: September 25th, 2012.
"A person with a good friend is in no need of a mirror to see their love smile back. A good friend sparks the soul and inflames the passion for enjoying the best out of life. If you have a good friend, never undervalue their measure on your happiness."
William Forde: September 23rd, 2012.
"He had no earthly possessions to give of, but what little he had to spare, he gladly gave. Such generosity of spirit breaks me with shame at the smallness of my charity."
William Forde: September 22nd, 2012.
"A discontent person is always stuck in their own negative space and emotional time warp, whereas a good-natured man or woman has the whole wide world to be happy out of."
William Forde: September 21st, 2012.
"Lost within the peace of the presence lives an eternity of all man's silent learning. There lies within you more love than you could ever know, more love than you will ever understand; enough perfect love to enrich the whole of mankind. All you have to do to experience such love is to freely give of yourself."
William Forde: September 20th, 2012.
"Within your heart, always keep free one secret place where dreams may go."
William Forde : September 19th, 2012.
"Look to your vision and keep sharp focus on your dreams. Follow your passion and always give ear to your heart. Make every day a celebration of your soul. Do all these things and contentment shall always be at your side and peace your ultimate reward."
William Forde: September 18th, 2012.
"Laughter on one's lips is hope to humanity and light to the world. It reflects the purity of love's thoughts and reveals the innocence of childlike intentions. A smile can warm the world in a way that a thousand heated coals never could."
William Forde: September 17th, 2012.
"We often hear that we only get out what we put in. This is so true in whatever aspect of life one focuses on. We must first give of ourselves in order to receive from others. In short, we make a living from what we get out of life, but we make a life only through what we give."
William Forde: September 16th, 2012.
"The only trouble with a half truth is that you may have got hold of the wrong half and are no wiser."
William Forde: September 15th, 2012.
"If you do not build a place where thoughts words and feelings can be openly spoken, then a prison builder be!"
William Forde: September 14th, 2012.
"Fear that you ever think yourself so grand, for you are but a speck in the cosmic eye, a grain of sand in a vast desert and a splash of water in the largest of oceans. Fear not that you are so small and insignificant, for you have been made God's highest species of life and have been cast in the image of your Maker."
William Forde : September 13th, 2012.
"People will someday forget what you
said and may even overlook all you did in life, but they will never forget you, if they never forget 'how you made them feel' yesterday, today and tomorrow."
William Forde: September 12th, 2012.
"To have a dream is to have a lifelong passport to the boundaries of one's imagination. To be given a dream is to be given the possibilities of making it true. One's dreams sustain one during troubled times. They become vessels of hope during the stormy passage of life's waters and beacons of light on tempestuous seas. Hold your dreams close, for if you lose your grasp of them, you may herald in a life of harsh reality that is more difficult to cope with and temper."
William Forde: September 11th, 2012.
"Anyone who has family and friends is abundant in their blessings. They tend to see most things in a proper perspective. They are rarely small minded and always focus upon the larger picture of humanity. In an overpopulated world approaching seven billion people, there is simply no way that they will allow one person to ruin their day."
William Forde: September 10th, 2012.
Thought for today:
"I once had a thousand wants and needs,but since I have found true love, all else has melted away. May this source of peace and contentment stay with me until the day I die and may all words of endearment that ever passed between us be locked in the vaults of heaven. Long live Sheila and Bill."
William Forde: 9th September, 2012.
"There is nothing like a dream to create the future. When young, we are naturally bolder. We see the world as our oyster opened up, where infinite possibility exists in every moment and nothing is the sacred domain of past generations. It is only when we grow older that we truly understand our youth. It is only when we travel far that we appreciate what we really need in life is there back home waiting for us. Still, it is part of the maturation process that we search the world for happiness, which we always find in the end, because the world is round and will always lead you back to your parents' door."
William Forde: 8th September, 2012.
"Company is the companionship of life and the soul of salvation. We all need to belong somewhere and matter to someone. Even the slimiest of slugs need a place where they can settle down or the butterfly and insect of the air, a plant to land on."
William Forde: 7th, September, 2012.
"Friends are forever. Enemies are for the moment. Disagreements are for sanity sake and family feuds are for the dustbin of the day's debris where they belong."
William Forde: 6th September, 2012.