Only Connect

The Cathal Buí Hedge School — named for Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Ghunna (c. 1680 – 1756) an Irish speaking poet, singer and quick wit —  celebrates the man himself with a reading of his well-known poem The Yellow Bittern (about a bird who died not able to drink from a frozen lake, the moral… Continue reading Only Connect

Wish You were Here (in colour)

Wishing you some colour for your maybe-grey November! Several shades of green, some strong purple, a shine of red with two of my bests — buttons and china shards — everything your eye can see. And feast your baby blues on these 40 shades. Best wishes, all the girls and Stephen.* *From There’s Always One! patchwork… Continue reading Wish You were Here (in colour)

The Art of the Card

In the age of Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat and old-fashioned emails, my daughter started a thing: corresponding with friends by postcard. Her friend in Germany regularly dispatches beautiful images from wherever she happens to be, the pictures and the words each wonderful snapshots of her life at any one moment. A cousin sent her an… Continue reading The Art of the Card