This week I’ve been reading #3

It’s been a few weeks since I did one of these but here’s a round up of blog posts, articles and stuff that caught my eye over the last week.


Over on me, mine and other bits Speccy writes beautifully about her Mum – herself 

Reclaim The Voice shares a poem with us, for the day that’s in it – Mother’s Day


This post by Barry McStay about depression and suicide should be read by everyone – My March 18th

Adoreabubbles shows us her funny side with this short video – How to take a compliment

Mags from Emerald Eyeliner has some Stila goodies to show us – Stila Spring 2012: I have jewels on my eyes


Orla Tinsley has a great piece in The Irish Times about dealing with long stays in hospital – Warding off the boredom

Over on John, It’s Only Make-up! Lorraine tells us why we should learn to love our bodies as they are – Body Positive Blog: In which I jiggle my belly!

Another post from Lorraine, this one has me hankering after a new lipstick – Viva Glam Nicki: Do I like I did it on ’em?

It’s been around a while but I only came across this version, featuring the RTE Concert Orchestra, of Bell X1‘s Velcro now and had to share it. Enjoy – Bell X1 Velcro on The Late Late Show


Nell Mc Cafferty’s letter in The Irish Times, following the airing of the documentary Nuala on Monday night, really struck a chord with me – Love in many guises

Your route through education doesn’t necessarily have to follow the attending college straight from school convention, as this post over on Ollie’s Haberdashery shows – Route 2 Education 

Girlwiththeskew-earring is all about lipstick today – Vintage Pink

Kat from Dolly Rouge shares some of her concerns about Hellocotton with us – Hellocotton, goodbye traffic? Important food for thought for bloggers using Hellocotton

This first blog post from MazzyK is a moving tribute to her Dad – Happy birthday to my darling father


Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits shows us some gorgeous eye shadows – Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr photos and swatches

Paul Bowler watched the movie The Help recently and here’s the effect it had on him – The Help 

Over on Gaelick, there’s an interesting post about online friendships – Who are your friends?

irunablog is all about the written word today and whether you miss actually putting pen to paper – The written word versus the typed tirade


Over on It Only Encourages Them, Paul Duggan translates Bertie Ahern’s statement on the Mahon Report so we know what he really said – Bertie’s Statement; A Translation

Derek Flynn gives us a taster of just what will be on his album – Song Samples From My New Album ‘Do You Dream At All’

CherrySue has the lowdown on Sean Penn’s latest movie – This Must Be the Place – Movie Review

Enjoy and feel free to share some of your favourite posts, from the last week, in the comments below.