I found this post over at the website of the lovely Ashlly D. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to link back your own answers to me! How would you describe your style? - I wouldn't necessarily say I have a certain style. I more or less like everything! I like to be … Continue reading It’s Not Your Style, It’s Mine
Life is tough. A fact nobody can deny. Most of us spend our childhood dreaming of the future, the things we will achieve, and how we will go about doing so. Then the real word gets in the way making us become more and more disillusioned to work towards the goals we once dreamed and … Continue reading Getting tougher than tough
Yesterday, I read the remark (sorry I can't remember exactly where) that a person's religion is defined by the country which they grew up in. I immediately agreed with this statement. While I can only speculate that my faith may have taken another route had I not been brought up in Ireland, looking back at … Continue reading Religion/Nationality, Nationality/Religion – One in the same?
I have a dark secret to divulge. I am a massive fan of Honey Boo Boo and her madcap family! Some of you may cheer this revelation while others may have automatically decided to avoid me from now on. That is ok. It seems like the entire world is split down the middle by the … Continue reading Why I Admire………Honey Boo Boo!
Hello all! It has been a while since I have been on here and even as I write these opening words I realise how much I missed jotting down my thoughts. I had intended this post to be a fashion haul to ease myself back into the swing of things but the WordPress App cruelly refused … Continue reading Here comes winter……..
There are two things you need to know about me: 1. I thought taking Sociology as a university subject would be a good idea 2. I can't handle people calling themselves stupid/people calling others stupid Why am I telling you these random facts? Well, if there is one piece of useful information I walked away … Continue reading Seven Reasons Why You Are Not Stupid
Whilst enjoying a delicious dinner last week, I couldn't help but overhear a conversation which made me rather angry. Three men sitting at a table near to me began to discuss Ireland and the Irish people. The conversation mainly centered around the IRA leading me to believe that they were into some dodgy dealings themselves. Their misinformation … Continue reading Irish Stereotypes – Is there truth in any of them?
The title of this post of rather unleading. Facebook is not my problem here, rather the people who use it. Each evening, sometimes after a stressful day at work, I like to return to my humble abode and chill out. Perhaps my most common way of doing so is by scanning Facebook for the latest … Continue reading Facebook: Depressing Us One Picture At A Time
I was an early-twenty-something living in Ireland with a degree and a masters under my belt. It was inevitable I was going to emigrate. Just like the thousands who have gone before me and the ones who are continuing to leave. Us Irish are used to leaving our homeland, we have been doing it for … Continue reading You Are Living Where?!
Channel 4 has discontinued its Big Fat Gypsy Weddings franchise a decision that has been welcomed by many. Has the network actually provided viewers with valuable insight into the secretive community or made a laughing-stock of a group already harshly discriminated against? Conflicting viewpoints make it clear that the jury is still deliberating. Nevertheless prejudice against Irish travellers … Continue reading Migration Within A Country: The Case of the Irish Travelling Community