I don’t want to go

This was the phrase I said out loud in the empty women’s toilets in Manchester airport on Monday. I didn’t really care if they were really empty.  A flight to Las Vegas leaves at the same time, may be I could sneak on to that one. In fact I had been secretly repeating this phrase … Continue reading

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

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

Flax Fox Designs

Flax Fox Designs

I hate tacky tourist souveniers.  Since Belfast has joined the tourist trail, kiss me I’m Irish hats, leprechauns and shamrock have been appearing in our shops.  How boring!  There is so much creativity in this small city and I love that Flax Fox are producing unique and fun images of Belfast. Their designs include the more recognisable … Continue reading

Belfast – Our Time, Our Place

Belfast – Our Time, Our Place

Being cynical comes naturally to us Belfast people.  Blowing our own trumpet does not.  I haven’t been inspired much lately, well not enough to blog about it.  But inspiration is bubbling over again and the source of that inspiration is Belfast! Like most people, I have a love/hate relationship with my hometown and I’ve frequently … Continue reading

Make-it-to-5pm Mondays – The Big Screen

Make-it-to-5pm Mondays – The Big Screen

p July brought Belfast some sunny, hot weather – how kind! I took full advantage of it and watched the Wimbledon Men’s Final outside (tennis, for people who live in caves) A big screen has been installed in the grounds of Belfast’s City Hall, allowing a few hundred people to get sun burned and watch … Continue reading