It’s HalloweeeeeeeeNNNN!

In 1995, Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature. As a tribute, Michael Holohan set the poem ‘No Sanctuary’ from A Northern Hoard 4to music - performed here by The Lindsay Singers. https://youtu.be/JqZS7TI1C28 It’s my perfect Halloween song. It's Hallowe'en. The turnip-man’s lopped headBlazes at us through split bottle glassAnd fumes and swims up … Continue reading It’s HalloweeeeeeeeNNNN!

Satisfying Sunday

Tonight I’m finishing off the fellowship of the ring. It’s just such a perfect trilogy (aside from the lack of women and …you know every other aspect…Satisfying Sunday I met a book clubber! 😍😍😍

Audiobooking my way through lockdown (aka how I refound my reading mojo)

Over the past several months, I’ve hit a serious reading block. Not a slump or a spell; an honest to gods Book Based Block. While I’ve just about managed to read our book club choices month to month, I haven’t been reading anything else. At all. And then we went into lockdown. The first few … Continue reading Audiobooking my way through lockdown (aka how I refound my reading mojo)

POEM – I’m so Black – R.J. Wright & Xach Blunt

Originally published in 2017 by Write About Now (WAN) on YouTube, but I’ve only discovered it today. https://youtu.be/-yjXRm1yLQg Visit the WAN website - I’ve linked to their statement on Black Lives Matter here.

Signal for Help – Domestic Violence Support

I just spotted this PSA on instagram this morning. The Canadian Women's Foundation provides support and advice to women in Canada. At the beginning of Lockdown; they released the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUJV-9wvdB8 Isolation can increase the risk of violence at home. If this is the case for you, use this signal on a video call … Continue reading Signal for Help – Domestic Violence Support

Happy Towel Day

A bit of history from Wikipedia - Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and … Continue reading Happy Towel Day

POEM – The Hollow Men – T. S. Eliot

No idea why this has popped into my head. Nope. Not a clue. [Pssst - this is the Eliot with the super famous last line!] The Son Of Man - René Magritte The Hollow Men Mistah Kurtz-he dead            A penny for the Old Guy I     We are the … Continue reading POEM – The Hollow Men – T. S. Eliot

LOCKDOWN – Andy Serkis live reading The Hobbit!

Am hugely excited to see that Andy Serkis will be reading The Hobbit to fundraise for the NHS Charities Together and Best Beginning charity. The live stream will start at 10am tomorrow (Friday the 8th May). The live-stream link will be posted on the GoFundMe page on Friday morning. So many of us are struggling … Continue reading LOCKDOWN – Andy Serkis live reading The Hobbit!

CHEER – Animals of the World…in our world!

My dad just sent me this and I love it! Across the world, as people are isolating, nature is...not! Hard to pick a favourite here, though the monkey bombing into a pool is very fun!

Book Club Meet Up’s Cancelled for April and May

Hi everyone, So it's not going to come as a shock that with the country in lockdown, we won't be meeting up for the next few months, face to face for our book clubs. That doesn't mean that we can't read and discuss the books that we've picked - just that we will have to … Continue reading Book Club Meet Up’s Cancelled for April and May