Planning A House Without The Pride

  I love houses that become homes. I love how a building can start to symbolise who lives there and represent the life they are trying to live. This is a bit strange seeing as I was unbelievably bored by architecture in Art History classes. I think this is because the walls, the roofs, the…

The Truth About True Love

There was a time I felt particularly strongly that a talk I was asked to give at an event in University should be about love. I was pretty sure it was God telling me this because I had no reason to think I knew anything about love at all. I was long-term single, pretty sure…

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor. The Critic Reviews The Hunger Games

First thing I heard about The Hunger Games was that is was “based on the bestselling series by Suzanne Collins“… to which I responded, “What books?” These books are meant to be the next Twilight (Thank God that one’s over!) or Harry Potter (it certainly has the darkness for that comparison), but seeing as I…

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all! This is yet again a day I can claim some heritage and so to my family, old and new, I remind you of you irishness – that fun-loving, friendly atmosphere that can only come from a good pub and fiddle. Some of my best trips have been to Ireland…

Personalising Banks & The Bare Necessities

When I was preparing myself for marriage, my fiance and I had a lot of conversations (within and out-with a pre-marriage course) about what was important to us, and tried to at least talk about some of the issues that were likely to come up in marriage, and could, if not handled well, cause problems….

Memorables #1

Having seen so many beautiful photography blogs I did not want to seem so arrogant to think that I could compare with them, yet, what I did want to show is some of the beauty of those situations around me where I have had my camera and have been lucky enough to grasp them. Therefore,…

A Recent Dream of Mine

Yesterday I scanned across a site I often do when I have some free time: Offbeat Home. This is the most recent of an empire of Offbeat pages which aims to make a place in the world for projects, people or ideas that don’t conform to the “norm”. It started with supporting me through my…