This morning I had a yucky routine blood test for my thyroid. I felt in need for a nice big breakfast afterwards and wanted to treat myself. I am a veggie ( was a vegan before that for 12 years) and adore Cornucopia but I had never tried their breakfasts. Photo below is what I got for 8.50e with coffee/tea inlcuded. I was so happy when I lernt that I could get free coffee refills.
I spotted this Gratitude Tree near my table. It’s quite an inspiring little creation and I think I want to make one myself.
So as some of you know, for the last two months I had been out in Rua Red working with Tallaght Youth Theatre, alongside the talented actor/drama facilitator Laura O’Riordan. The two of us co -devised and co-directed a movement piece with the younger members. The piece was for the annual “Unwrapped” show that takes place every December outside Tallaght Library/The Civic Theatre/Rua Red. “Unwrapped” involves children, young people and adult members from the wider South Dublin County communities. The event usually culminates in official lighting of the County Christmas Tree by the Mayor.
Last Saturday was showtime! The group made us extremely proud. They were so committed throughout the long devising/rehearsal period. The lit up the staging area with their dramatic talent/great energy and literally lit it up with the amount of lights they had fitted on to their costumes! I look forward to directing a group again after my first foray into directing. It was a very rewarding experience.
A few days a go I was out in R.T.E. and was filmed for “A Rebel Act”. This is a new documentary produced and directed by Julian Hills. The show features people from all walks of life reading poetry (including Mary Robinson). I read two beautiful poems for it. The airing date is the 28th January on R.T.E.
I heard this song this morning and am now a tad obsessed. I think little Bruno may have as much funk in him as James Brown and Prince combined in this one.
I saw Interstellar the last night (being the nerd that I am, I adored it!) and the soundtrack is still going through my head. I looked it up on Youtube the minute I got home and played it on repeat. If you haven’t heard it/seen the movie take a listen.
The soundtrack was composed by Hans Zimmer, who is the man behind the music of many famous movies (including Gladiator, which is had one of my favourite movie soundtracks).