Living lightly in 2018

I wrote this at the end of December for the Herald and it's been just over three weeks...  How are we all doing on those resolutions? It’s the time of year when, for most of us, everything is full. Our bellies, our bins, our wardrobes and fridges are all heaving with things we needed, things we wanted, [...]

Plastic, plastic, everywhere

I've recently done something that I never thought I'd get to do. I've moved to live beside the sea, overlooking beautiful Cork harbour. https://www.instagram.com/p/BV3y0GKhVX3/?taken-by=deshocks Cork harbour is - depending on who you believe - the largest or second largest natural harbour in the world. It's home to thousands of people, incredible bird life, seals and [...]

HMV, horseburgers, and what they have in common

HK Central Building HMV Group shop (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Both begin with H; both sometimes feature a small dog looking up at them quizzically; and both were in the news this week as evidence of a failure of consumerism to work for consumers. The nostalgia evident among people of a certain age, we'll say [...]