When I was in the Cotswolds recently I stayed at the Wild Rabbit in the surreally pretty village of Kingham. The Wild Rabbit is a pub with rooms and a restaurant but to describe it simply thus gives no indication of its gem-like qualities.
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I recently picked up a leaflet about Greenan Farm and its museums and mazes in a coffee shop. As I was idly flicking through it I had a light-bulb moment and suddenly thought it is exactly the sort of place that I would like to visit. And so it was that I found myself travelling the highways and byways to get there yesterday. Well actually I am exaggerating a tad because Greenan farm, in the beautiful Glenmalure valley, is actually very accessible being a mere hour’s drive from Dublin.
Last Friday evening I went to ‘Scribble Dublin’, which was hosted by Designist a design store on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street. The ‘Scribble Dublin’ event showcased product design company Klickity’s scribble frame. The Klickity scribble frames are exactly what they say they are; frames to scribble on, or indeed as the mood takes you to decorate in whatever way your imagination decrees.
I have a bad stationery habit and I am particularly addicted to buying notebooks. When I see ones I like, I usually snaffle them up. In fairness, I use them, either scribbling or sketching (very badly) on the blank pages, or giving them away as gifts.
Ireland is a small island at the westerly edge of Europe, with a troubled colonial and post-colonial past and an economy currently on life support. Being Irish is complex. Brendan Behan (Irish Playwright 1923 -1964) said “Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.”