Category: Real Life

September 12, 2017 / Games
April 13, 2017 / LGBTQ+
March 30, 2017 / Real Life
March 22, 2017 / Blogging
March 16, 2017 / LGBTQ+

Last week I had the opportunity to sit in on one of Cara-friend‘s ShoutOut anti-bullying workshops. The workshop aimed at young people of secondary school age, and aims to educate them on what it is like to grow up as a LGBT teen in Northern Ireland and how their words and actions can have an effect on LGBT youth. The workshop’s emphasis on tackling ignorance through education and it’s honest, frank approach to talking about some sensitive and difficult topics was refreshing to see; and the overarching attempt to provoke empathy from a bunch of high school kids was (in my view) somewhat of a success, though it was not without its difficulties.

March 6, 2017 / Real Life

Is there anything as exciting, inspiring and intimidating as the first page of a brand new notebook? Despite my fierce love for, and dependency on gadgets and technology, when it comes to writing I’m a lot more old fashioned. Anything that makes it onto my blog (and many more that do not) is first written on paper. Sure, it makes the process longer (I can type a lot faster than I write), but there’s something romantic about being able to flick through a book full of ideas, opinions and stories that is impossible to replicate sifting through the archives of a blog.

February 18, 2017 / News

I haven’t decided who I’m voting for yet in the upcoming general election. I’m trying to see through the typical election bullshit of empty promises and mudslinging to see which party really represents the county I want Northern Ireland to be. The only thing I have decided, is who I’m not voting for.

February 9, 2017 / Real Life

Since we’ve been back in Northern Ireland, Robin and I have been checking out the nightlife one bar at a time to get a sense of what’s big on the North Coast right now (cocktails are huge, unfortunately, good cocktails are not). Not being totally sure whether we want to hop back into the bar scene or try something else for a change, we’ve been keeping our options open.

January 31, 2017 / Real Life

When we decided to move back to Northern Ireland, one of the things I was most excited about was Robin getting to experience the normalcy of daily life. He’s only ever been over for Christmas, which in a big NI family is a pretty big event; one that he found occasionally overwhelming. Coming home in the mid-January lull was the perfect idea. Christmas would be well and truly over, people would be back working and there’d be no cause for mass celebration or experiencing the joy/self-loathing of a self-induced Turkey and stuffing coma. We’ll take things slow, there is no time limit on this trip; no reason to cram as much into a week as possible.

January 20, 2017 / LGBTQ+

In a week, Robin and I are packing up our life and moving back home to Northern Ireland. The past three years in Gothenburg have been nothing short of amazing. I got to see and experience things I never thought I would. I got to meet many different people from all corners of the globe and all walks of life and in a few exceptionally lucky cases, I got to call some of them my friends. As a result, I’m not the same person I was when I arrived.