I have two kitties at home. They are lovely! They taught me to go to bed on time and that having a routine is better for my well being. My husband and I have learned lots of things from the kitties, they trained us well. Right now, I’m typing this blogpost twisted in the most… Continue reading Why you should follow Bilbo – the Good Cat Boy – on Twitter.
You too can memorise poetry! Impress your friends with recitations! Quell the voices in your head! As you can see, I’m pretty excited about this. I feel like some great secret has been revealed, and I’m going to give up the game and tell everyone. I was able to capture a poem I’ve been trying… Continue reading Psst.. the secret to memorising poetry
Someone said to me recently, "no one reads anything." Since I write for a living, this should have been discouraging, as I'm sure that was the intention. However, it's liberating. Who cares what you write? Why worry about the few eyeballs your words do reach... if they even do have to scramble pretty far down… Continue reading Blog like no one’s reading – because they aren’t – and who cares anyway!
I don't think many of my friends or family in Ireland/UK are aware of this stone-stacking trend, it only just seems to be spreading. Now that I've pointed it out to you, you'll probably notice it more and more. I noticed them recently at Malin Head, where I'd never seen them before. And my first… Continue reading A rant: Your stone stacking isn’t Zen AF
Very excited for Yarn Folk Festival of Wool, happening on Saturday, 4 August as part of Whitehead's Wool, Food and Folk Festival. The cute Victorian seaside village is transformed into a woolly wonderland. In this post: Yarn Folk - a Wooly Village Looking back at Yarn Folk 2017 What about LGBTQ+ Knitters and Supporters? Bangor Boat… Continue reading Things to do around Yarn Folk in Whitehead
Did you know it's International Zine Month? I learned this from Toby at Bombinate Zine 🙂 https://twitter.com/BombinateZine/status/1017703506457845760 There's a growing zine scene here in Belfast. My life has been almost entirely digital for the last decade, and I think we're all just a little fed up with micro-blogging, aren't we? Zines are an antidote to… Continue reading The Zine Scene in Belfast
I write and edit primarily technical marketing content for software companies. I notice in that world, people weaponize conversation or use violent metaphors for sharing ideas- all without a care or notion. I've called this out to collaborators who seem to think I'm making a big deal out of nothing. Am I just a hippy pacifist?… Continue reading Stop the war in everyday speech
Edward de Bono is the guy who coined the term "Lateral Thinking." He seems to stand out on his own, I don't seem him referenced often. I was introduced to his ideas in my first job out of college where we used his "Six Thinking Hats" method to structure group discussions. I didn't buy into… Continue reading Why you should draw your next presentation
In preparation for Woollinn Dublin, and I've been adding to a Ravelry bundle marked "Woollinn Wishlist" for a few months now. I tidied it up and narrowed it down. Am I obsessed? No, research says, I'm just living my best life 😀 Before I go to a yarn fest, I enjoy looking at the vendor… Continue reading The pure joy of anticipating Woollinn
If you love yarn and talking about it, I highly recommend the anthology "A Stash of One's Own" by Clara Parkes. I listened to the audio version, and it's been such a relaxing read (yeah, I call it reading.) Franklin Habit's story about his Mum's stash is... just so beautiful, I can barely mention it… Continue reading A Stash of One’s Own – a book review