Rosehip Syrup

Yesterday I climbed a ladder to the top of the garage here at Hunters Lodge where a forest of rosehips awaited my arrival.  Now my balance is not great at the best of times so my nearest and dearest were more than relieved to see me descend without incident and armed with my little red … Continue reading

Honey For Sale

Once again we have lots of honey this year so the Surplus Stall is back in action for the foreseeable.  Miss Ruth has taken charge this time so each morning she pops down to the gate and fills the shelves with jars of pure, raw honey from the bees in our garden.   As usual, the … Continue reading

Keeping Chickens

This time every year I’m  brought right back to basics.  Why? Because now is the time the bookings come flying in for me to give talks to groups, schools, libraries and businesses. Requests come in all shapes and sizes – will I talk about blogging, living self-sufficiently, children and social media and lots more (click HERE … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea at Killashee..

It’s been a while since I have had the pleasure of enjoying afternoon tea at Killashee House Hotel, but having visited again recently, let me just say I won’t be leaving it as long before I visit again.  The food continues to be excellent, but it’s the other changes that have taken place since my … Continue reading

Fiona Gets Fit – Days11-31

And so it continues – Project World Domination  FionaGetsFit! Want to know how I’m getting on?  Well I left you on Day 10 after a great zumba glass and then, well, Day 11 happened… Day 11: Decide to accompany my long-suffering husband on a trip to Tullamore.  He has an early morning meeting and by 11.30 the … Continue reading