Dream It, Do It – November 14th

With the first Dream It, Do It in Killashee selling out in hours The Naked Blondie and I decided to set up another event for the week after for all the disappointed women who didn’t get their tickets for November 7th.  Same time, same venue but a different date and different speakers.  Both events are … Continue reading

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

Afternoon Tea at House

Afternoon Tea at House I have been reviewing afternoon teas for quite a while now and one of the questions I’m most asked is “is there a more savoury afternoon tea?” Up to now I’ve been saying that the bottom tier of savouries is your lot when it comes to afternoon tea – but I’ve … 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

My Boy Freddy Buttons is a Finalist!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  When you immerse yourself in the imaginary world of an 8 year old boy, you begin to believe he is real and treat him like one of your own children.  Fact. Everywhere I go, people stop me to talk about Freddy Buttons – what they like in … Continue reading

Take A Break at Faithlegg House Hotel

Get Away From It All At Faithlegg House Hotel Did you ever just feel like you need to down tools and get away?  Just twenty four hours away from the hustle and bustle of life can do wonders for recharging your batteries and I have found the perfect place to do this.  Somewhere away from … Continue reading

Dream It and Do It!

So delighted to report that the first Dream It and Do It event last Thursday night was a huge success.  I don’t seem to have a minute to blog this weather so I’ve recorded a little piece to tell you all about it. Some pics courtesy of The Naked Blondie      So there you … 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