Simple Pleasures


Trains! 

I love them! 

This week I've been up in Belfast 3 times and for the first time I've had  a chance to use my new free pass on the train - we don't have a great train service here…Read more

St Brigid's Day

image from RTE programme mentioned below The blessings of Brigid to you today on this first day of Spring - it's Imbolc.   I still haven't got a new Brigid's Cross for this year but hopefully someone today will give me…Read more

A very eventful December - singing with Anuna

I'm determined to get my look back at all the December happenings before January is out, so bear with me.

So after our visit to Dublin the next day my choir had a workshop and a performance scheduled with Anuna…Read more

A very eventful December - meeting the President

Arás an Uachtaráin (literally means Hall of the President) We were very excited back in October to recieve a gilt edged invitation from President Michael D Higgins' office to attend the lighting of the Christmas tree at Aras an Uachtarain…

Infuriating

This story made me so mad - what is wrong with this world.

It was bad enough that they put Extinction Rebellion on a watch list, but Greenpeace!!!
Read the full story from the Guardian here.


A week in creative rest


Sunshine between the showers I'm very impressed by young writers these days - whether that's on blogs, songwriters, authors - they have a great sense of honesty, openness, authenticity.  Perhaps it's our growing up in a society where it wasn't…Read more

Such a waste

We just got along the seafront before the road was closed today as Storm Brendan passed through.   This was the scene 20 minutes later ....(photo stolen from my friend Clare on Facebook)



I hope you've not been too battered where…Read more

Dorothy

I've been missing you all for the past while  - it's been a rollercoaster of a month.

My mother in law Dorothy passed away very suddenly early in December and left us all shocked and feeling in limbo.  She had…Read more

Border Stories

An Cuan, Shore Road, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Border Stories is a powerful 90 minute coming together of poetry, song and spoken word on the themes of immigration and homelessness - stories that cross borders physically and emotionally.

To celebrate International Woman's Day in the lovely surroundings of An Cuan and supported by the European Union's PEACE IV programme, this free event combines The Emigrant Woman's Tale (poetry written by Hungarian born writer Csilla Toldy, songs by Fil Campbell) and Bananas! performed by Belfast actress Vicky Blades - finishing with a discussion chaired by award winning journalist William Graham.

Border Stories

Shimna College, Newcastle, Co. Down

Border Stories is a powerful 90 minute coming together of poetry, song and spoken word on the themes of immigration and homelessness - stories that cross borders physically and emotionally.

Supported by the European Union's PEACE IV programme, this free event combines The Emigrant Woman's Tale (poetry written by Hungarian born writer Csilla Toldy, songs by Fil Campbell) and Bananas! performed by Belfast actress Vicky Blades - finishing with a discussion chaired by award winning journalist William Graham.