Snapchat all the way…

It’s been one of those weeks where, as they say, “Ive been meetin meself comin backwards”. I did snapchat my way through this week though.  Snapchat, if you don’t know, is an app downloadable on smart phones and it’s my current favourite in my social media toolkit.  Basically I can record little ten second snaps of … 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: Days 4-10

Day 4: Another 2 mile walk done.  This time with Kate.  This time listening to music  (at last!).  More healthy BBQ food.  However, when they say nowadays that chocolate is good for you, I don’t think they meant the full bar of Turkish Delight I had after dinner.  Ah, it’s the weekend AND I’ve just … 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

Learn to Cook

As much as I like growing food, I love cooking it even more.  I get so much pleasure from taking a couple of ingredients from the garden and transforming them into something delicious for my family to eat.  Now I’m the first to admit that I’m, at best, a good home cook.  My experience lies … Continue reading

A date for your diary: Afternoon Tea at Ariel House

You all know by now that I’m a big fan of afternoon tea – particularly afternoon tea at Ariel House in Ballsbridge. For me it is truly one of life’s little pleasures.. My Author’s Afternoon Tea event with fellow author, Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell (“Like Mam Used to Bake” in bookstores nationwide) at Ariel House last December was such fun … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea at Ariel House

I love afternoon tea. China cups, bite size savouries and elegant sweet treats – it really is one of my favourite things.  It reminds me of my grandmother Stella, who like me, was quite fond of her china cups and cream cakes.  My friend Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell (author of Like Mam Used To Bake) is also … Continue reading