Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Things that made my day this week, apart from spending time with family, introducing my Mum to T-WOG$ – the Terry Wogan secret pirate radio shows and eating surprisingly little Christmas food. For those who haven’t heard it, Peter Serfinowicz channels Terry Wogan IF he hosted a show on rinse.fm. Now I just need to … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Ramblings on loose networks and social connections

Reading Time: 2 minutes I went to a family funeral and got to think about loose networks and social connections. In Ireland the tradition for a funeral is: As soon as possible after death, the body goes to the funeral home. A coroner will have had to sign off on it The body is put on exhibition in the … Read moreRamblings on loose networks and social connections

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that made my day this week: I spent the weekend travelling back to Ireland for a family funeral. Despite the occasion it was good to see some members of the family whom I haven’t seen since I was a teenager. It also cause me to reflect on some things, it inspired my post ‘Ramblings … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Ramblings on consumption

Reading Time: 5 minutes We think of consumption as part of the very stuff of modern life. I clear out items on eBay. My Mum and Dad have boxes of things unopened since they moved house in 1981. A lady who lived up the road who died last year had people working for five days to clear out the … Read moreRamblings on consumption

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Reading Time: 1 minute Rosemary Smith is a 79 year old Dublin woman who owned her own driving school. But from the 1960s through the 1970s she was one of the world’s foremost rally drivers. With the right support, she could have done so much more. Renault decided to put her behind the wheel of a single seater racing … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五)