I’m Moving On – But You Can Come Too…

I’m moving on – and you can come too.. I wrote my first blogpost in May 2010.  Gosh I remember it well. Little did I know that when I hit the ‘publish’ button it would be the start of an incredible journey for me – and I’m not nearly finished let me add.  Six months … Continue reading

DreamIt,DoIt – we’re back!

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it – you’ve heard that expression right? Well that’s our motto for the next DreamIt,DoIt on May 21st in Airfield Estate.  The feedback from our last event was so great that Nicola and I immediately decided to invite the same guests to return for our May event.  Thankfully they … Continue reading

Honey For Sale

Yes, the surplus stall at Hunters Lodge is back in action!  Ruth will be up bright and early in the morning (well, maybe not so early) to set up our little stall at the gate again.  We will have jars of honey from our own bees, deliciously fresh rhubarb and eggs from the garden when … Continue reading

Dream It, Do It – the magic is back

We kicked off the 2016 ‘Dream It, Do It’ events in Airfield on January 23rd.  It really was something special.  I suppose it’s fair to say that I’m an old hat at the old Mcing and interviewing lark, but I never tire of it.  How could anyone tire of listening to inspirational women. Real women. … Continue reading

Sunday Lunch – a family tradition

I like a bit of tradition me.  I believe that creating memories for my children just like my parents and grandparents did for me, is really very important.  Regular readers will know from this past year that my love of afternoon tea stemmed from a tradition of tea and cream cakes with my grandmother Stella.  Afternoon … Continue reading

Win a Family Trip to the Panto!

Hey guys, if you are thinking of buying a set of Freddy Buttons books for the little ones for Christmas, check out the cool competition I have over on the FreddyButtons website for everyone who buys a set of books over the next while.  I’ve teamed up with the Limerick Strand Hotel and they are … Continue reading

Fiona Gets Fit – Part 2

After the epic fail that was my attempt to get fit at the end of the summer, the time has come to make another attempt.  Since my last disastrous effort I have rewarded myself with food – and more food.   Yes, I’ve used all the lines – it’s for my work, t’would be rude … Continue reading

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

Dream It & Do It!

I’ve been dying to tell you about a little event that I’ve been working on for some time and I am so excited to finally share it with you. You see, I think we all need inspiration and motivation from time to time, and one of the people that most inspires me is Nicola Carolan, aka The … Continue reading

My Working Week..

Instead of doing a #FionaGetsFit for my Friday evening blogpost, I’ve decided to fill you in on the working week of a blogger/author/broadcaster.  I’m prompted to do this in advance of an event I am speaking at next week.  “Follow The Recipe”, an event organised by Lorna Sixsmith and Amanda Webb of We Teach Social, … Continue reading