July Favourites

It’s that time again folks!  July was a whistle-stop tour of all things food and friendship as I flew home not once but twice to see my loved ones.

I also had visitors and really enjoyed playing tour guide to my mum and my pal Jenny who popped down for the amazing Bette Midler concert.  So without further ado here were my best bits from July:

Happy Birthday Mama T!


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Almost time to hit the road…

…but before I go I thought I would share a little something with you. This evening, (when I really ought to have been packing), I was scrolling down my newsfeed on Facebook and spied a video a friend had shared of the Faroe Islands. I have some family living there so naturally was curious to take a peek. The Faroes is an amazing place and deserves, at the very least, a post all of its own but this one is about the singer featured in the video – which you can view here.

I was looking for some new music for my Stockholm trip playlist and Eivør’s haunting tunes will be the perfect antidote to the 2.5 hour bus journey to airport that awaits me in the morning. Here’s a favourite, called ‘True Love’. The video is pretty cool – filmed in the Faroes as well I think, directed by Heiðrik á Heygum. Obviously I don’t own any rights to these videos but they are just too good not to share with you!

Culture in the city

You might have noticed that Belfast has had a bit of bad press over the last few months but that’s not what this post is about. Now I am preparing to leave her behind I feel more connected to Belfast than I ever have before and Culture Night – the city’s biggest, annual, free, arts event – plays its part in this.

One Friday in September Belfast is transformed into an in-your-face riot of colour and culture, where the streets are packed with artists and performers along with those who have come to appreciate the art they have to offer. Culture Night is, in my humble opinion, the jewel in the city’s cultural crown. Every performance is free of charge and it offers visitors and locals alike a terrific opportunity to road test the arts without having to part with their cash. This year saw over 250 acts come from all over the province – maybe even beyond – and the thousands of people who flocked to the city for the event were certainly entertained.

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