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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiona Gets Fit – Day1-Day3

I love food.  I love eating it, talking about it, growing it, shopping for it and writing about it.  I appreciate good food, especially real Irish food – we are blessed in this country with amazing food producers.  Now I’m not talking fancy shmancy food that costs a fortune.  No, I’m talking freshly baked bread, … Continue reading