Category: Family

Story Teller

Back in the 80’s Marshall Cavendish published a collection of stories. No biggy right? Wrong. These stories were released once a fortnight with a cassette tape for you to listen and read-a-long with. Hidden within the magazine’s pages were tales from Oscar Wilde, poems from J. R. R. Tolkien and classics like Hansel and Gretel,…


Burning Temples, Culture and Accessibility.

Last night (March 21st) saw the burning of the Temple. A wooden temple built overlooking Londonderry, the 2013 City of Culture.  Late yesterday afternoon the Temple’s architectural avatar built by Adam Clarke, BlockWorks and Sparks on Minecraft received the same fate. When I first heard about it, I immediately thought of The Burning Man Festivals…


Minecraft, the Journey

I first encountered Minecraft through gamer-friends, who whispered and then shouted ‘You should really try this.’ I didn’t. How could any pixelated game offering hope to capture the game world? ‘But it’s digital Lego. You gotta try it.’ The eldest daughter started nattering for the Pocket Edition of the game shortly after. In hind sight…


Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Well, would you look at that. An award – shiny neh? Thank you Carol Bevitt! I’d send you Malteasers, but I’ve eaten them all 😀   Funny old word, inspiration. In the world of writing and creativity it’s taken for granted. We’re all out there to be noticed, trying to produce something that will produce…


Santa is Real!

Christmas, that snippet of time when the mass majority of the world is busy being themselves, not focusing on work, not trying to be something they think they must be.  Tools are downed, and merriment commences. That or the obligatory family feud, ruining the festivities like wine on the new carpet. We all have good…