10 Reasons a Farmer is an Ideal Husband

10 reasons farmers make ideal husbands

I admit that between long and sometimes unsociable working hours, smelly clothing and scruffy vehicles not to mention the proximity of his entire family to your living arrangments, farmers have not always been seen as the best catch in marriageable material. Except, of course, for those madly in love, after the road frontage or looking at baby livestock through rose tinted glasses. We’re 25 years married next week (eeek) so I thought it was good timing to show farmers can [...]

My Writing News

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve written about any writing news and in one way, not much has happened, and in another way, there has been loads. I’ve had quite a few people ask me recently if I’m bringing out a book for the Ploughing Championships again this year and the answer to that is no, not this year. I do have a “gift type book” in draft but the reason I’m not publishing it this year is an [...]

Wonderful Wedding Proposal Farming Style

Wedding Proposal Farming Style

It was at the Ploughing Championships when I first heard that one of my books, Would You Marry a Farmer? had been used in a marriage proposal when I overheard a lady telling a friend that her brother had bought my book and used it when proposing to his girlfriend. I was so excited and questioned her eagerly, he’d brought along the book and a bottle of champagne and then they went shopping for the ring another day.

I [...]

Book Review: The Real James Herriot

James Herriot biography

James Herriot biographyAlong with millions of others, I’ve loved James Herriot’s series of books. I read them as a teenager many times, my copies are very dogeared! ┬áJames Herriot’s books was one of the reasons I wanted to live in Yorkshire but never got there. Maybe we’ll head there for a while when we retire. I reread them again about two years ago, enjoying [...]

Book Review: Aleen Cust: Britain’s First Woman Vet

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aleen-cust-biographyAleen Cust was Britain’s first female vet and Ireland’s too as she worked here for many years. Her mother was a “woman of the bedchamber” to Queen Victoria, her father was godson to Leopold, King of the Belgians and they were connected to many influential people. Aleen was born in Co. Tipperary in 1868 when her father worked as an agent. However, he died [...]