Posted in January 2011

Coco and Made In Belfast

I was a lucky girl last weekend and got to eat out in two of Belfast’s more stylish restaurants – Coco and Made in Belfast. You will find Coco around the corner from Ten Sq, at the back of the City Hall (lived here all my life and still don’t know the names of the … Continue reading

Creating vs Consuming

A few years ago I was … well… broke and Christmas was coming.  The pressure to spend a fortune at Christmas is crazy and unnecessary.  My housemate inspired me through her constant crafting to dust off my knitting needles and create my own presents.  I made hot water bottle covers, scarves and golf club covers!! … Continue reading

Project Restyle – Canvas Shopper

I mentioned in a previous post that I was taking part in Project Restyle.  So here is my first finished project – the Such Fun Shopper. I took a plain canvas shopping bag and decorated it with embroidery thread, vintage buttons and fabric.  Everything I already owned and didn’t buy one single thing for it!  … Continue reading

Half the Sky

One of my challenges for the year was to read at least 2 books a month (one fiction, one non-fiction).  Half the Sky is the first one I’ve finished.   Half the Sky tells the individual stories of women in the developing world, the issues they and their fellow women face and the men and women seeking to … Continue reading

Make-it-to-5pm Mondays

This morning I was greeted, not only with a mountain of work, but also with no heat in my office.  After sitting for 2 hours (or what felt like it) with my hat, scarf, coat and gloves still on, I now only have my scarf on! Here are things that are helping me get through … Continue reading

Turn-it-up Tuesdays (the TV version) – Miranda

So I’m not dying about any music this week, because I’ve spent the past week watching every episode of my new favourite TV show, Miranda. This show is hilarious or what I call  ‘such fun’!  I love comedy that is about everyday life and the stupid things we do and I can see myself, my family and … Continue reading


Happy New … I can’t bring myself to say it! I am a New Year’s scrooge! I think it is the most overrated night of the year. But I’m not going to talk about it, because I’ll end up ranting through to February. Anyway,  things i’m looking forward to in 2011 Turning 30 – I … Continue reading