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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Looking Between The Lines

By Eithne Cullen Refocusing On How We See Things During Black History Month This week’s theme has a very close link to October, celebrating Black History Month. Conceived to challenge racism and educate everybody about British history not taught in school, it has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years – ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Fall Into Fall

By Eithne Cullen Our pages this week have a focus on the changing season, as we move from summer, into what the Americans call 'Fall,' or autumn to us. Emmanuel Oreyeni, out talented artist at Pen to Print, has created this image of Fall; I love how he has captured the colours ...

Monday Moments: Invisible Colours

Introduced by Holly King Did you know that the human eye can see approximately one million colours? Colour is such a basic element of our lives; it dictates when we should ‘go’ or ‘stop’, whether someone has poured too much milk in your tea and there are even colour personality tests ...

Monday Moments: Finding Your Balance

Introduced by Holly King The theme of balance (and colour) makes me think of a tightrope walker, trying to get across the rope without falling. They’re in some lovely green and blue acrobatic costume that’s been highly patterned to make them look exciting for the viewers, and the ceiling of the ...

Monday Moments: Food For Thought

Introduced by Holly King Food, glorious food. The first thing that comes to mind from our theme ‘Food For Thought’ is my dad. The poster boy for chewing properly and eating slowly, he is always the last to finish his dinner. But he also seems to enjoy it the most, taking ...

Monday Moments: Building Bridges

Introduced by Holly King This week we’re ‘Building Bridges’ and the first thing I think about bridges (asides from the darn Troll bridge in King’s Quest VII: The Princeless Bride), is resonant frequency. Bear with me here. In my Physics class, we used the example of bridges to explain ‘natural’ or ...

Monday Memoirs: Unplugged

Introduced by Holly King I think a lot about technology. How dependent we all are on it, how the list of technological appliances you rely on gets longer the more you think about it. I rely on a digital alarm to wake me up, an app on my phone to beep ...

Monday Memoirs: Standing Together

Introduced by Holly King In the midst of a pandemic that has infected the world, taking family members and friends, co-workers and neighbours from us in every community, ingrained prejudices and hardships are still more present, frightening and damaging to some humans, based on nothing more than the colour of their ...