Saturday, 17 December 2016

Bookmarked #26

My saved articles on Facebook are ridiculous. I scroll through and realise I will never have time to read them all. Priorities. We're so inundated with information every day it's hard to know how to pick out the good stuff. I tend to stick to what I know and trust.

Then I share some of those articles I do get around to reading with you! So you don't have to trawl through countless pointless crappy articles, I do instead 😃 

1. New emojis! - they're here! Unless, like me, you haven't updated your phone... I will be after seeing that there is a woman scientist! 

2. Eco & Ethical Christmas Gifts - the best Christmas gift guide I've seen this year from Eco Fluffy Mama!

3. It's time to take pets seriously as mental illness support - I deffo think having a pup would have helped at some of my lowest points. Pets offer so much silent support, company for when you're lonely, someone to get out of bed for.

4. Kerry James Marshall And The Limitless Power Of Black Paint - stunning, detailed paintings of black people, have a read about their work.

5. A Christmas Loaf - damn I can't wait to try this recipe! I love tofu and can make some delicious things with it, but this is something I've never tried before.

6. 30 Gifts From Black-Owned Businesses Your Loved Ones Will Adore - another Christmas gift guide! Support black-owned businesses! Personally, I love the 'Lit' candle.

7. Ladybits – Angry Uterus Heat Pack - another one from Eco Fluffy Mama! Maybe I should have included this heat pack in my Feminist Christmas Gift Guide?! I would looove one of these!

9. Navigating the global skills crisis - I've been reading this during quiet periods at work and found it so interesting. It's been known for a while that we're in the middle of a global skills crisis. Core skills are in high demand, like basic computer and software skills, flexibility, time management and the ability to prioritise, and basic reading, writing, and maths skills to name a few! Who do you think is responsible for ensuring employees have the required skills?

If you have read anything good recently please link it below. If not go ahead and link to your latest blog post! 😃


  1. Ooh, I'll definitely be checking out the eco/ethical Christmas gifts list, that's great! The link about the global skills crisis was really interesting too, I was reading an article the other day about the lack of coding skills so I think I need to brush up on my skills! - Tasha

  2. Thank you SO much for linking my eco and ethical gift list! Pets really do help with mental health - my cat helps ease my anxiety for sure!

  3. It was a really interesting study, I found it particularly interesting that basic English and maths skills are lacking.

  4. No worries! Your posts always inspire me so much :') pretty sure my whole 'Eco-Living' pinterest board is only made up of your posts haha! I so wish I could have a pet in my flat, though I can barely look after myself at the moment, let alone a pet too! One day :')

  5. Yes - in fact it's interesting you mentioned maths as I lack with those skills, so I have to work a bit harder with my numeracy - luckily I do OK to get along, but it's something that's always been so useful to have in life, they're so important so to do without them is difficult.