Ikea. Simple, sleek, and elegant Scandinavian design. Sometimes affordable, sometimes not, yet always somehow feels desirable. But .. Since moving into my own place with the few possessions I needed to reboot my life, I have found that I am in a place to actively choose what I want in my home. And what I…Read more I used to like Ikea …
On Tuesday, 23.05.2017. I woke up, read a FB message, checked the news and cried. I grew in the time when the I.R.A. were all over the news, and we wondered where the next bombing would be. The bombs were in shopping centres, streets, public places. There would sometimes be a warning given. A chance…Read more After the Manchester bomb: Our Manchester
Their motto is "To save a life is to save all of humanity". Formed in 2013, 130 of their number have fallen, yet over 58,000 lives have been saved. They are volunteer rescue workers in Syria called "The White Helmets". The "White Helmets" documentary is 41 minutes long and is viewable through Netflix. It's hard…Read more The White Helmets – Beyond the Greatest Love
As 2016 stumbles to a close, I gotta say, it's been a weird one. I wrote recently about the deaths I have seen, and now my mind is trying to figure out all this poo-litical stuff. The two big ones are of course Trump and Brexit. It's not the vote or referendum though which is…Read more People power: Do you realise how powerful you are?
The Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, has lashed out (or as much as English Bishops do lash out) in response to cinemas banning a simple video of people reciting the Lord's prayer. The ban was put in place so that audiences "would not be offended" by the prayer when shown before Star Wars, or something.…Read more Re-blog: Seven reasons to ban the Lord’s prayer.
In the middle of August I will have been in Finland for a decade. It's been a blast and the years have flown by. Looking back, there are few things I've picked along the way. The language isn't that bad. It's tricky sure, but with daily practice you can get your head around it…Read more 10 years in Finland. What have I learned?
Here is a snippet from an imagined conversation I didn't hear as I passed a dad walking his son to daycare one morning. "Dad, am I Finnish?" "No son, you are Chinese.", smiled the father. "But we live in Finland, and in the daycare they speak Finnish." replied the son. "Ok. But what do we…Read more In Finland, but not Finnish
Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel surrounded by idiots? You're amazed they even manage to brush their teeth without pushing the toothbrush out through their ear. You know the ones. The customer has who dropped his laptop over the side of a boat and wants to know if we…Read more Suffering fools gladly
This one I'll post quickly now, but I suspect I'll be pondering this issue later! http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140206-is-facebook-bad-for-you