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Michaela Moriarty

Michaela is a writer and editor based in Dublin. Dabbles in fiction writing on the side, also likes to game and bake for fun.

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4 Traditional Yule Practices We Still See at Christmas

By Michaela Moriarty / December 10, 2020

Christmas is, probably, the most well known holiday around the world in December. Even those who don’t celebrate it know of it. But, a lot of the traditions we see have evolved from older traditions from a midwinter festival known as Yule. Here, we’ll have a look at how the Yule celebration evolved into some […]

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Easy Homemade Christmas Decorations and Gifts

By Michaela Moriarty / December 5, 2020

Making homemade decorations and gifts is a great way to add a personal touch to Christmas. You can use up some of the things you were about to throw away, or don’t use anymore. Or personalise gifts for each person. This also helps with reducing waste, contributing to the action against climate change. All of […]

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Christmas in Dublin 2020 – What’s On

By Michaela Moriarty / November 26, 2020

What a year 2020 has been. As the year draws to an end, a lot of people are left wondering, what will there be to do this year for Christmas? Check out some of the ideas below! Film/Television Late Late Toy Show The Late Late Toy Show will indeed be going ahead this year! A […]

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3 Traditional Irish Christmas Recipes

By Michaela Moriarty / November 22, 2020

In Ireland, Christmas dinner is a big affair, with a lot of Christmas Eve and Day being spent preparing the food for the big meal. While a lot of families have their own food that they like to serve – from Yorkshire puddings, to beef instead of turkey – there are a few traditional Irish […]

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9 Hot Chocolate Recipes From Around The World

By Michaela Moriarty / November 15, 2020

As we head into the colder months, for a lot of people, this brings around one of their favourite drinks – hot chocolate. And while we all have a recipe we swear by, let’s have a look at how hot chocolate differs around the world.  More Like This  7 simple soup recipes for Autumn – […]

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5 Solo and 5 Multiplayer Video Games to Play During Lockdown

By Michaela Moriarty / November 8, 2020

There is no denying that video games have become one of the main sources of entertainment and socialisation. With everyone stuck inside again, they provide a way to both escape reality and to chat with friends while getting some enjoyment and fun into your life. Note that the E rating for video games means Everybody, […]

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What is Cancel Culture?

By Michaela Moriarty / October 23, 2020

What is ‘cancel culture’?  At its most basic, ‘cancel culture’ is the shaming of an individual or a group of individuals that have done something wrong and/or offensive. People will call out what they have done wrong, and declare that they should  be ‘cancelled’, i.e. fall from public favour, through various means. Stop consuming their […]

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Why Are Esports So Popular?

By Michaela Moriarty / October 20, 2020

Esports (ESports, eSports, the name has been a long debated topic) are not a new thing, although they have started to gain more popularity and traction in recent years. What many might not know is just how huge the esports scene actually is. They see video games as a way to destress and unwind, not […]

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Drive-In Cinemas Are Making A Comeback

By Michaela Moriarty / October 15, 2020

When the lockdown first began back in March, all places of business, except some in the food industry were told to close. This included any venues that were used for entertainment – clubs, cinemas and concert venues. This meant that a lot of people who worked in the entertainment industry lost their source of income, […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Michaela Moriarty / October 12, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness month runs from October 1st through to October 31st. It is an international campaign that is arranged by major cancer awareness organisations every year during October to bring awareness to breast cancer and running fundraising campaigns.  It was founded in 1985 in a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical […]

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