Book Box – Geashill Style

So, if any of the Leeds crew are travelling in the midlands (of Ireland), do have a peek in old telephone (telefón) boxes. Artwork is from the children at the Geashill National School Every now and again, you’ll find magic within! (And if you were wondering, this is what it looked like pre-magic! Geashill is … Continue reading Book Box – Geashill Style

ART – Bill Murray reveals the painting that saved his life

This video has been doing the rounds on social media and is just lovely. Bill Murray tells a story at the Press Conference for George Clooney,'s The Monuments Men about how art saved his life when he was first starting out as a comedian on a cold Chicago evening. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, … Continue reading ART – Bill Murray reveals the painting that saved his life

10 Poems for Kindness

For my birthday this year, a friend sent me this book as an alternative to a card. Collated by Jackie Kay, this book is dedicated to Felix, a young man (boy) who ended his life at 17 as a result of bullying. Each poem covers a different aspect of kindness with the fundamental theme threaded … Continue reading 10 Poems for Kindness

RECITATION – Do not go gentle

Michael Sheen recites Dylan Thomas’ poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ as part of the reopening of the National Theatre. https://youtu.be/w-sM-t1KI_Y #BackOnStage

PSA – 2021 Census

How to fill in the 2021 Census if you are closeted. If you want to fill in questions about gender identity, sexual orientation or religion without other household members finding out, it is very simple. Go census.gov.uk and click ‘start census’ Find and follow the link that says ‘need to answer separately from your household?’ … Continue reading PSA – 2021 Census

Literary Collective Nouns

Spotted on Twitter and love it!

POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

My mum sent this onto me this morning and I think it's absolutely magical! https://youtu.be/kL1YHXwGThs To celebrate St. Brigid's Day 2021, the Department of Foreign Affairs and MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland, have collaborated on ‘Three Poems for Brigid’, a series of three short online films. Each film showcases a poet and a spoken … Continue reading POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

A Brigid Eve Tradition

Ok – I know that it’s a little late in the day, but I’ve got a little job for you. Grab a hanky or a scarf and your coat, because my mother just sent…A Brigid Eve Tradition There’s still time!!! But not much!

LBC 3 Reads – By The Numbers

My bestie – and occasional Book Club member (it’s tricky, what with living in a whole other country); occasional reviewer and perennial challenge setter – is a bit of a whiz with numbers. She has gone through our reads from 2012 – 2020 and put an order to them! Thanks so much to Laini!! We … Continue reading LBC 3 Reads – By The Numbers

Nollaig na mBan – Happy Women’s Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany

Although it's been years since I had faith, I never take my decorations down until today - the official end of Christmas. On the 6th of January each year, Catholics celebrate the end of the 12 days of Christmas - today is the day that the Three Wise Men reached the end of their journey. … Continue reading Nollaig na mBan – Happy Women’s Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany