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Zoe Holohan’s diary: The upcoming Greek wildfires court case has triggered some disturbing dreams and flashbacks

On July 23, 2018, Zoe Holohan had been married for just four days to her soulmate, Brian, when Greek wildfires took his life and their shared future. Four years on, she talks about trying to find a remedy for those sleepless nights

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Zoe Holohan, whose husband Brian tragically died during their honeymoon. Photo: Frank McGrath

Zoe Holohan, whose husband Brian tragically died during their honeymoon. Photo: Frank McGrath

Zoe and husband Brian, who tragically died in the 2018 Greek wildfires, during their honeymoon. Photo: Andrzej Chorazyczewski

Zoe and husband Brian, who tragically died in the 2018 Greek wildfires, during their honeymoon. Photo: Andrzej Chorazyczewski

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Zoe Holohan, whose husband Brian tragically died during their honeymoon. Photo: Frank McGrath

I’ve never been a morning person. In the good old days, I could barely string a sentence together until I’d consumed at least a gallon of caffeinated gunge and not much has changed in recent years. The only notable difference is that my Columbian blend has been replaced by Earl Grey tea (thank you stomach ulcer for banishing yet another of life’s little pleasures).

Currently, however, I’m more lethargic than usual — even the strongest coffee wouldn’t cut the mustard — because the curse of the night-time zombies has returned with a vengeance. In short, I’ve been surviving on a lousy three or four hours of sleep per night and let me tell you, a tired Zoe is a grumpy Zoe.


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