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This Christmas Buy NI. Image features fabric by © Mourne Textiles 0

This Christmas – Buy NI !

I’ve got a new Christmas Present Strategy. In short – all of the gifts I buy this year have to be made in Northern Ireland. Or at least designed in Northern Ireland. On Christmas...

Ulster Bank, Ballyhackamore, Belfast (demolished) © Aptalops 0

What does Ulster mean to you?

At a friend’s house recently we caught the end of an Ulster Rugby match. The friend is a big Ulster fan. Not entirely absorbed by the game, I started reflecting on the term ‘Ulster’...

I am Belfast by Mark Cousins © Aptalops 1

‘I am Belfast’ by Mark Cousins

The latest work from director and film citric Mark Cousins (“I am Belfast“) is a genre-defying cinematic journey, a poetic and passionate tribute to his home city. I have huge respect for the commitment...

The path to Slieve Donard © Jonathan Brennan 1

First impressions

‘Are you on holiday here?’ The gentle question jolted my alarmingly delicate sensibilities. It sliced in to two days of worry about being an English woman living in Northern Ireland. What if I say...

Colour chart © Jonathan Brennan 2

The Space Beneath

We bought a house in East Belfast at the end of last year. Some thoughts on interior decoration: Period Features According to estate agents, ‘period properties’ are largely a sequence of fireplace/s, evidenced in...

Strangford Lough © Jonathan Brennan 0

Signed, Sealed, Not Delivered

Email, 14 December 17.22: Dear Sophie This item will arrive in to our warehouse tomorrow & will be delivered via Yodel on Wednesday or Thursday. You will receive an email to confirm.Email, 14 December 17.32: Dear SophieI...