8 tips for good writing

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird Maybe it was the post-it notes my mum used to slip into my lunchbox, or the teacher who lived and breathed his craft. Or maybe it was theContinue reading “8 tips for good writing”

The courage to plant roots

My grandpa could always be found in his garden, which was an exotic oasis full of colours and species waiting to be smelt, seen, touched. It’s no surprise, looking back, that he called each of his grandkids ‘spud’. He would spend his holidays fixing our gardens, often hopping on the plane with the thoughtful giftContinue reading “The courage to plant roots”

3 things you can do about the new Instagram algorithm

Amidst the snaps of chocolate eggs, beach walks and Easter weekend family time has come a wave of panic about Instagram’s new algorithm which was rumoured to be due to kick in on Tuesday 29th March – but as of today, Instagram are holding off and promising to let us know when they roll out theContinue reading “3 things you can do about the new Instagram algorithm”

DIY CHRISTMAS: Honeycomb

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m back with another DIY Christmas tutorial today – and it’s a TWO PART WONDER! I embarked upon the journey of making honeycomb fudge…and in the process, discovered that honeycomb is also totally delicious on its own. So, on Saturday, I’ll share my fudge recipe with you. But today, the honeycomb. I wasContinue reading “DIY CHRISTMAS: Honeycomb”

Happy DIY Christmas: Sugar Body Scrub

Happy 1st of December! Oh my goodness. I can’t believe it’s here already and I’m super excited to be kicking it off with the first part of a trilogy of DIY Christmas Crafts! I find that creating is something I just kind of have to do: whether it’s creating a nutritious meal or solution to aContinue reading “Happy DIY Christmas: Sugar Body Scrub”

Silent Testimony

After hearing Colin Davidson on a panel discussion at the Ulster Museum on Friday (as part of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building’s Culture Night event – more on that here), we knew we had to go back to see his Silent Testimony exhibition. It was in part his thoughtful contributions to the panelContinue reading “Silent Testimony”