A few weeks ago, I went to a photography workshop round at Janine Boyd’s house in an attempt to learn a few tips so that I can have a more interesting Instagram feed. We met through Picking up the Pieces artist, Lyn Magill, on one of her sea swimming adventures. I didn’t know Janine well but a quick look at
Heather McKay of Head in the Clouds Ireland has just had a gorgeous revamp to her website in time for the Christmas season. If you don’t know Heather’s work then you’re going to want to check it out because her Christmas cards are some of the most joyful things you’ll ever stick in a post box. Your friends and family
Where are your shoulders right now? Are they relaxed, your neck feeling good, your arms loose? Nice. What happens when I say the ‘C’ word? Yeah, you heard me, I mean Christmas. CHRISTMAS!!!! CHRRIIIIISSSSTTTTMAAAAS!!! Where are your shoulders now? Is there tension in your upper body, maybe your jaw is tight, your tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth?
Three years ago, this woman dared to speak up about the appalling gender inequality in Irish theatre. What began as a simple Facebook post decrying the lack of women writers represented in the Abbey Theatre’s 2016 Theatre programme, snowballed into a movement called Waking the Feminists and what had been quietly tolerated for years was called out as utterly unacceptable.
The nights are surely drawing in now. Once that clock goes back, you can really feel we’re heading into the dark. My children are on the half term holidays as I write and are excited about Halloween sweeties and dressing up. I’m soaking the currants, raisins and sultanas in tea overnight so that we can make our ‘breac’, the traditional