This was a meeting that was to change my life completely. I met my mother for the first time at her home in Dublin. She was a mother that no-one could have dreamed up in their wildest imagination. She was an artist and a free spirit and she looked about 70 years old. She had the body of a fifty year old woman and not a wrinkle and yet she was 100 years old. She cooked me a delicious meal and we talked non stop for 7 hours about our travels and the lives that we had not shared.