Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction
As the gusts of Storm Ophelia put the country under virtual house arrest, the jail telephone was the family WhatsApp group Pic: Collins

From friendly advice to secret recipes, WhatsApp groups have proven to be real chicken soup for the soul. And when it comes to national talking points like Storm Ophelia, they make for compelling viewing

As a nation, we really came into our own this week. Given free rein to talk about the weather ad nauseam? Finally granted the Monday duvet day we’ve all dreamed about since we first realised that school wasn’t just a fun party of mála and tiny milk cartons, but rather an invisible cage of phonics and overhead projectors? Competitive missives about how many plant pots you lost to Ophelia, or the decibels at which your...

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