Make-it-to-5pm Mondays – Extreme Ice Survey

Make-it-to-5pm Mondays – Extreme Ice Survey

Since 2007, James Balog has been capturing the glaciers and ice sheets in some of the remotest places of our world as part of his Extreme Ice Survey.  Not only is this providing proof of and highlighting the impact of global warming on our world, James has captured some of the most stunning images I’ve ever seen.  Enjoy!

TEDxBelfastWomen

TEDxBelfastWomen

I have long been a fan of TED talks for a while now, so when the opportunity to help in the organisations of a locally organised TEDx event came up, I jumped at the chance. Taking place on 1st December in the exciting new Skainos Centre in Belfast, TEDxBelfastWomen will be joining in with TEDxWomen in Washington … Continue reading

BK Book Club – Singled Out

BK Book Club – Singled Out

I have always loved history!  It is a combination of my family genes and great high school history teachers.  I particularly love the obscurer parts of history that don’t really get much attention e.g. did you know that during the French Revolution Robespierre shot himself in the mouth to try and prevent him from being guillotined?  … Continue reading

Wishing Wednesdays – Plain & Simple Tees

Wishing Wednesdays – Plain & Simple Tees

I’ve just discovered Plain & Simple, a great local business that sells ethically produced t-shirts, which look amazing! Plain & Simple not only sell great looking T-Shirts, but with every you T-Shirt purchase you will be giving someone in Africa access to clean, safe, drinking water.  An ideal christmas present then!

Turn-it-Up Tuesdays – Babel

Turn-it-Up Tuesdays – Babel

I rushed home yesterday so I could download Mumford and Sons new album Babel (stupid O2 3G signal) and have been listening to it ever since! This is the Mumford & Sons I’ve come to know and love – rousing anthems you want to sing and dance to and pensive songs to brood over. What … Continue reading

Freedom Fridays – Belfast Culture Night 2012

Freedom Fridays – Belfast Culture Night 2012

To say that I’m just a little excited about tonight is an understatement – I’m a bouncing, more-than-usual clock watching, ginger citizen of the fine city of Belfast!  That’s because it’s Culture Night in Belfast!! Tonight the Cathedral Quarter and City Centre throws opens its doors, gets out onto the streets and fills the atmosphere … Continue reading

Olympic Women – positive role models?

After another blogging hiatus, spurred on by a questioning of why I should be blogging, I’ve been compelled to come back to add my voice to the chorus of people who are loving the London 2012 Olympics. I normally find watching sport even less appealing than actually taking part in it (with the exception of Tennis), but I am … Continue reading