A little bit of what I'm up to and into at the minute.

Addictive audio stories, costume planning, spooky shoots and a cool camera-friendly handbag

I hadn’t listened to a ton of fiction podcasts, but BBC’s People Who Knew Me changed that. Featuring the voice talents of Rosamund Pike and Hugh Laurie, it’s a tense 10-episode audio drama that’s so compelling I’d find myself just standing outside my house at the end of a walk to get to the end of an episode. I’m now playing catch up on the hugely successful and intriguing Case 63, a fun sci-fi mystery featuring Juliane Moore and Oscar Isaac, and loving it so far.

Did you know that the latest iOS update helps you decipher laundry labels? So handy.

My buddy Clodagh has been wearing this slouchy cross-body black leather bag our last few meet ups and I love it. Turns out, it fits my wee Fuji XT-30 perfectly! I still love the look of Peak Design’s dedicated Everyday Sling camera bag, but this feels more versatile.

Loved working on a spooky Halloween shoot with Grá Chocolates, complete with dry ice.

I was hooked just a few sentences into the preface of Your Face Belongs to Us the new book from New York Times journalist Kashmir Hill all about the worrying rise of facial recognition technology, and what it means for the future of privacy. You can get a feel for it in this interview she gave The Verge.

Perhaps all this scary future stuff is why I’m burrowing ever deeper into historical fiction. But if you’re looking for a rosy depiction of the past, you’re unlikely to find it in Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers. It is however, a beautifully drawn and tender tome.

We’re pulling together Ari’s Halloween costume and someone recommend natural dyeing company Apple Oaks Fibre Works, who I had never come across before. We got some beautifully soft felt, which will hopefully become wings. Based in Co. Clare, I also love the look of these cosy and colourful socks.

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