I’ve noticed a growing trend in advertising over the last few years (you know advertising; those people who tell us what sort of lifestyle we should have in order to be happy? Yep, them.) Last night I watched a new car ad, whose marketing department decided they needed to target women. So they told the… Continue reading Why The ‘Hygge’ Are We So Stressed?!
Ah yes, it’s that time of year again when the hope and expectation of beach barbeques, ice creams and bikinis is dashed by plummeting temperatures, howling gales and NEVER-ENDING rain! If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, then call us crazy because we keep searching… Continue reading Summer In Ireland
I am left-handed, which not only makes me far superior to all you ‘righties’ out there (unless you need a cheque signed, that’s a bit of a struggle!) but also leaves me open to some odd cultural misconceptions. Are we the devil’s handmaidens, or are we highly gifted? I think you already know the route… Continue reading Lefties of the World Unite!
Great Expectations has to be my favourite Dickens novel – probably because I studied it at school and found an instant affinity with Pip. He started out quite happy with his lot (which wasn’t much) but he had a fierce ally in Joe, his older sister’s husband, and aspired to become a blacksmith just like… Continue reading Great Expectations -vs- Simple Things
Read a book for what ails you… We’ve all had that experience – when the exact book we need just happens to come along at the right time. Maybe it’s a break-up, or a health issue, or just feeling ‘stuck’ in your life, when a book that seems to speak to you and your life… Continue reading Can Reading Make You Happier? Probably!