Johnny Nash went (he sang the original). Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley went (both had a cover version). But it was when I heard the Hothouse Flowers had gone (their cover version was played the other day on the radio) that it clicked. This is true Dreamboater stuff.


I can see clearly now, (the rain is gone)
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

I sent an email to the Hothouse Flowers asking them if they would support the An Saol campaign this year, contribute this song and, maybe, join a concert.

I think I can make it now, the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin’ for

I reminded the lads that Pádraig went, like they did, to Coláiste Eoin and that Liam Ó Maonlaí contributed to a phenomenal fundraising concert that raised the roof of the school’s big hall in 2013… and for which we are still immensely grateful!

Look all around, there’s nothin’ but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nothin’ but blue skies

It was a busy day today for Pádraig: a visit by two community physios in the morning and the community SLT in the afternoon. Tilt table and exercises.

But the best came with the confirmation that a slot had become available in Pforzheim in the second half of April – and even with his favourite therapist! What a boost this is!

We had to cancel a slot in Pforzheim in January, because the move home from the NRH to quite a bit longer than I think everybody had anticipated. Pádraig as another few weeks booked in August/September, but that is such a long time away!

So, once we’ll be finished with the Easter Eggs, we’ll start training for four weeks of boot camp. I can see all the obstacles in my way. All of the bad feelings have disappeared. Here’s the rainbow!