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

I’m Dreaming It & Doing It

I have been missing in action on this little old blog – not because I’m too lazy to write but because I’ve been too busy!  Snuggle up there in your chair and I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to.  As I write, I’m snuggled up myself in my bed dosing myself with antibiotics, steroids … 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

Dream It & Do It!

Following on from the great success of my first ‘Dream It & Do It’ event in Ariel House with Nicola Carolan (The Naked Blondie), I am delighted to announce that I am teaming up again with Nicola.  This time we have even bigger and better plans. We invite you to join us in Killashee House Hotel … Continue reading

A Week In The Life…

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a hundred times recently.  You can’t live a life of self-sufficiency and write full time about it too – not unless you’ve got a staff to help you, which I haven’t.  It’s not the first time this year that I’ve blogged about this.  I’m not moaning.  Nor … Continue reading

Bloom 2015 – what can I say….?

Bloom 2015 has come and gone.  Five days.  Five days that were probably some of the best of my life.  In past years I have visited Bloom as a “tourist” or as a guest of Bord Bia. This year was completely different.  This year I had my own garden to launch the eagerly awaited first … Continue reading

Freddy Buttons at Bloom 2015

Freddy Buttons is here. The books are printed. This week they will make their way into bookstores nationwide. They are now available online at http://www.freddybuttons.com . Yes, Freddy Buttons has arrived. And the culmination of this project is the Freddy Buttons Show Garden which will be revealed this weekend at Bloom 2015 in the Phoenix Park.  Sponsored by Glenisk, the … Continue reading

Competition Time – Win Afternoon Tea For Two!

I’m finished.  Done.  The End.  Six Freddy Buttons Books gone to the printers.  The illustrations, text, covers, editing, barcodes; the reading and the re-reading, remaking the recipes, rechecking the facts again and again and again.  It’s. All. Done. Time for a rest?  No way!  Not when you have a Freddy Buttons Garden, sponsored by Glenisk, … Continue reading

Freddy Buttons & Orpen Press

I am so excited and delighted to announce that my Freddy Buttons series of food adventure books for children will be published by Orpen Press.  I’ve worked with Orpen Press before and I can’t believe how fortunate I am that they have such belief, not only in me, but in Freddy Buttons.  Yes, I am gushing.  Yes, … Continue reading