Busy week of Talking!

It’s been a busy week here again this week. ?I received a phone call on Monday from Brenda Farrell of Towns of Excellence wondering could I replace a speaker at their conference in Carlow on Wednesday. A quick chat about times and topic and I was delighted to say I would, then put my thinking cap on regarding delivering a talk on social media and customer service which turned out to be easy enough.

First though was Tuesday, where I presented [...]

Life in General

It just seems to have been a mad fortnight, the Ploughing match taking a full day out of the week before last and yes, although the children thoroughly enjoyed it and we didn’t have to queue in traffic, I won’t be bothering to travel to New Ross for it next year.

The Way to Travel!

Meeting Mr Tayto

I went to [...]

Hallow’een Traditions – the ring in the barm brack

One of the definite hazards of working from home is that of putting on weight. It is all too easy when the brain is tired from writing an article or a blog post or uploading products to feel that you need a sugar kick with your cup of tea and being Irish, I just cannot enjoy a cup of tea without something to dunk in it! I recall being so surprised when I moved to England as when you were [...]

Buy Irish at the Ploughing Championships 2011

It is Ploughing Championship time again, that time of year when up to 80,000 people a day descend on a part of the country to have a day out. The Ploughing Match started back in 1931 with 40 entries. Even in my childhood, the ploughing match was unexciting for children unless they were machinery or animal enthusiasts.

However, looking at the NPA website today, there is scarcely a mention of [...]