Fortune’s Fortune Telling Machine

Happy New Year folk! and all the best in 2020! Leave a comment if you want your fortune told … pick a number from 1 to 8, then a colour – green, red, blue or yellow and lastly pick another number from 1 to 8 again. “I hope that in this year to come, you… Continue reading Fortune’s Fortune Telling Machine

Arklow’s American Motor Museum

Brady Brothers Arklow had a grand opening of their American Motor Museum today. I’m not a mechanophile nor a petrolhead, but the aesthetics behind the designs of these cars are fantastic. Their collection captures a history of slick, bold and daring stand out design for the cars. The models define the age of the car… Continue reading Arklow’s American Motor Museum

Yuletide Greetings!

I hope you all have a wonderful festive time and a merry new year! Please see my Winter Solstice Greetings for the full post. Lots of love to everyone! Have 10 hour of the Charlie Brown dance to keep you going through Christmas Day! Love0 Share Tweet Share Pin

Crafting Christmas

The UN Climate Change Conference has come to an unresolute deadlock with multiple nations quarrelling over responsibility of climate change instead of looking at progressive ways forward for this planet and its occupants. This is disappointing as ever since I was a kid I’ve been thought to respect the environment, recycle and replant … My… Continue reading Crafting Christmas

Winter Solstice Greetings

“I am a man who takes heart from the season’s change” Matt Berry – Solstice – Kill the Wolf I think it is really important these days to press pause at seasonal calendar events to reflect on times past and how you are going to go forward with the next part of your life. Although… Continue reading Winter Solstice Greetings

Bake Your Day a Little Better

Happy Bake Cookies Day! Who doesn’t love a good cookie … nom nom nom! There are several reasons to celebrate cookies other than a sugary treat. Cookies have history, they’re not just an American hallmark Christmas film thing or a stable diet in Friends. The word originates from Koejke, a Dutch word meaning ‘little cake’.… Continue reading Bake Your Day a Little Better

Hot Cocoa Day

Its Hot Cocoa Day! Lets celebrate! Domesticated by the Olmecs, converted into a treat by the Mayan’s and turned into wealth by the Aztecs. Cocoa beans have a significant history in regards to development of civilisation. Chocolate has over 600 flavour compounds that excite the brain. Like with most delicious things in life, companies have… Continue reading Hot Cocoa Day

Expressionist Collage

I’ve been going through some old art and bits and putting together some old painting ideas into new forms, deconstructing them and reconstructing them into new things. This was installed in the front room. I took an old abstract expressionist painting exercise, cut that up into panels, then photographed them with a macro-lens on the… Continue reading Expressionist Collage

D.I.Y Gifts

I love the idea of ‘Make a Gift Day’. It takes the consumerism out of the festive season and the result is that you have a really special and individualised gift to give one of your loved ones. It is also a great opportunity to collaborate with friends or family in making gifts for others.… Continue reading D.I.Y Gifts

The Lonesome Boatmen

Here is some 360 footage of the Lonesome Boatmen. The Lonesome Boatmen are a collection of trad and rock musicians that meet up on a Sunday in the Harbour Bar for a session. They play most Sundays at 4pm in the bar section, and for the month of December, Bray is having free parking on… Continue reading The Lonesome Boatmen