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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: Reimagining Our World

By Eithne Cullen Our Extra pages, this week, look at the theme of 'Reimagining Our World' the courage to fire on all cylinders. There are many sites with inspiring quotations about courage and facing the world bravely. I like this one from Mary Anne Radmacher: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Resilience

By Eithne Cullen Our theme this week is 'Resilience'. It's a really broad topic and one we can look at from many different angles. The pandemic throws two immediate meanings into our minds: firstly, the drive and determination we’ve had to show around observing lockdown rules along with the hardship they have ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Food For Thought

By Eithne Cullen 'Food For Thought'… there’s a theme to work with. I'm certain at the time of writing we will have plenty of submissions on this theme. Everyone loves food: talking about it, preparing it, eating it and oh, yes, photographing it! The first time I saw someone photographing her food ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Building Bridges

By Eithne Cullen When we discussed the theme of 'Building Bridges' at our weekly meeting, it was obvious it opened up many different ideas for all of us: we thought about relationships, peace and reconciliation. One definition tells us it means to establish a relationship (as to foster understanding and appreciation of ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: What Now?

By Eithne Cullen Our theme this week is 'What Now?' I know that this is the question on everybody’s lips at the moment; we had no idea what  lockdown would look like back in March when it all started. And most of us have a vague feeling that we don’t know ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Pride

By Eithne Cullen Pride month has become part of our calendar. Every year, during the month of June -  chosen because that is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969 - the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride in a number of different ways. Various events are held across the world recognising the ...