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Natasha Sherling, Jewellery DesignerNatasha Sherling, Jewellery Designer

Don’t strike it with a rolled up copy of the evening paper.

Wear Irish-made smallandme jewellery.

Bracelets, necklaces and even spatulas.

Beautiful enough for YOU to wear.

Delicious enough for YOUR child to gnaw.

Kate and Natasha write:

We have started our own company! It’s called small and me and it’s about bringing innovative products to fun, stylish parents. The chewable jewellery line is made from food-grade silicone (just like baking spatulas and re-usable cupcake cases), and is perfect for soothing during the teething process.

They are for parents to wear while holding their baby, the necklace clasps pop open easily with a gentle tug, and every jewellery piece can be easily cleaned with warm soapy water – or popped in the dishwasher. We like to think they make great gifts for new mums….



Irish made stuff marked ‘Irish made stuff’ to No fee no nibbles.


Free July 8-11?

PalFest Ireland is an arts festival in Dublin and nationwide – organised by Irish artists in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

It will mark the first anniversary of the bombing of Gaza that left over 2200 Palestinians dead, including more than 500 children.

Elaine writes:

PalFest Ireland is a lively, diverse, positive and culturally rich arts festival involving artists across a broad range of artforms. The festival includes music, theatre, film, dance, poetry, spoken word and visual arts events in many venues in Dublin and nationwide to promote a cultural connection between Ireland and Palestine [full line up at link below

PalFest Ireland will open on the morning of Wednesday 8th July with an art installation on Sandymount Strand comprising 556 infant vests on uprights, representing the number of children killed in Gaza a year ago. On the morning of Saturday 11th July, the last day of PalFest Ireland, there will be a fun family football match in the same place with well-known Irish sport stars, changing the beach from a place of death and lament to what it should be – a place of life and play.

PalfestIreland (Facebook)


Suzanne, at Rally For Choice  writes:

So tomorrow as we all know is the delightful Rally for Life and so this means our annual counter-demo is here. We’re meeting at 2pm at the Spire [O’Connell Street]. This year it’s all the more important with the arrest of the woman in Northern Ireland for supplying her daughter with abortion pills. For many, including myself, abortion pills were the only option when it came to choosing an abortion. Rally for Life have no business trying to criminalise and stigmatise us further….

Rally For Life Counter Demo (Facebook)

Daihatsu Charade 2Datsun 280ZX 2
Honda NSX 2

All week Patrick ‘Carspotter’ Cummins has kicked the wheels of his favourite motors from last weekend’s NCBI Classic & Vintage Show.

Today Patrick selects three classics all made in Japan.

1. Daihatsu Charade 5-speed: “Here is a pristine mark 1 Daihatsu Charade. The round headlights featured on model pre-1981 and, owing to its 5-speed gearbox, it probably used the larger 993cc engine.”

2. Datsun/Nissan 280ZX: “Featuring both the Datsun and Nissan symbols, this 280ZX has stood the test of time. For Japanese classic this is particularly applaudable as our Pacific friends used to be prime candidates for rusting to death. The front-end would suggest that it’s a facelift model from 1982 onwards but I’m still not sure.”

3. 1993 Honda NSX: “Although more contemporary than other vehicles on display, this modern classic has timeless styling which, in my opinion, is streets ahead of any of its Japanese supercar rivals (Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline, Mazda RX7 etc.). It’s one of very few Japanese supercars that doesn’t scream Fast and the Furious when you see it!”

Pics: Patrick Cummins