Stand with Ukraine

Stand with Ukraine

I switched on the TV last night to see our longest running chat show hold a fundraiser in aid of Ukraine, on the screen before me were scenes of destruction. Buildings were destroyed, families torn apart and children looking weary. It has come up in conversations I have been having all week long - this [...]

January Playlist 2022

January Playlist 2022

It’s the time of year where I begin to serve up a fresh batch of music favourites, and while 2021 wasn’t my best effort at posting them, I want to change that in 2022. There were moments where I lost a lot of motivation for things I enjoyed last year, which makes me sad to [...]

Not all men, but a lot of men

Not all men, but a lot of men

I write this as a very dark cloud has been cast over Ireland. Not even 24 hours ago, the body of a young woman was uncovered by a local canal. This young woman, soon identified as Ashling Murphy, was out for a run when she was randomly attacked and ultimately murdered. The nation has been [...]

Book Review – If the Fates Allow: A Short Story by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review – If the Fates Allow: A Short Story by Rainbow Rowell

eBook, 39 pagesPublished November 18th, 2021 by Amazon Original Stories Genre: Short Story, Romance, Holiday.My Rating: 3/5 Synopsis “Social distancing came easily to Reagan. Maybe a little too easily. She’s always liked people better from afar. But Reagan doesn’t want her grandpa to be alone for Christmas this year—he’s already spent too much time on [...]

Irish Book Week 2021 | Independent Bookstores in Tipperary

Irish Book Week 2021 | Independent Bookstores in Tipperary

For Irish Book Week 2021, I wanted to shine a light on independent bookstores that you can support this year, and beyond, in Tipperary. Being a Tipperary native myself, I started every Saturday morning of my childhood in my favourite bookstore in Cashel. Over the months and years of stopping by, I grew to know [...]