I headed to Tullamore Show last week, armed with copies of Would You Marry A Farmer?, sharing a stand with Oonagh Monahan, author of Money for Jam and being part of the Business Action Group, I was wondering what to expect in terms of sales. The tent was positioned in the top left corner of the field, good in one way but a long way from the stands at the other end! What became evident was [...]
I was amused to see this(Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff’ as an important piece of advice in Tric Kearney’s blog the other day and when I thought about it, I realised that my motto ‘tomorrow is another day’ isn’t a million miles away. I’m usually of the opinion that very few things are so important that they have to be done today, yes, there are deadlines with some things but if the hoover isn’t run around till tomorrow [...]
I went to Nantwich Show in Cheshire on Wednesday. It now seems like weeks ago as it’s been pretty busy since I got back at 2 am on Thursday morning. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was interesting to see how it differed and yet was similar to Irish agricultural shows. I also went to a farming social media conference the previous day but more about that tomorrow.
It’s the #CarlowGardenFest this week and it kicked off last night with a superb talk from Carol Klein. I’ve always enjoyed watching her on Gardeners World and various programmes, her enthusiasm and her sense of humour as well as her gardening knowledge. I was wondering how the talk would be presented, would she be giving a demonstration of planting or what?
Dee of [...]
Ireland is experiencing a pretty good summer this year with a heatwave this week. Well, it might not be a heatwave in the technical sense but for us pale Irish folks, experiencing a few days of 25-27 degrees celsius in a row – it’s a heatwave! We can even become relaxed about whether we get out to sit in the garden or not, knowing it is likely to be nice for a few more days. Two good summers in a [...]