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I need a rant so where better than my own blog to air my views, which I’m afraid I have neglected a lot recently, but you’ll find me at The Ahain Group and Tweak Your Biz if you are looking. Recently I have become very frustrated by online transactions and the exchange difference between Sterling and Euros, Ireland and the UK, […]

You know that feeling when you eat amazing food and every mouthful is just perfect, bringing a huge smile to your face? Well I had a whole weekend of that at the Waterford Festival of Food in Dungarvan recently. Four fabulous meals out in two days.  I have said before that we are very spoilt […]

I moved to the countryside just outside Youghal over three years ago. Previously, in my ten years in London, I was fortunate enough to eat out frequently and in some very good places – thoroughly spoilt. When I moved here I stupidly thought that my days of fine cuisine were well over. Oh no, and […]

Miriam Ahern and myself got talking about our morning walks with our dogs. We compared the difference to walking in the city and walking in the country and realised we both use this time for thinking and planning the day ahead. So we thought we’d collaborate and write a blog post about it – and […]

So the show is over now. Over the last 10 days I’ve been following it as my neighbour’s daughter was the German Rose, Saoirse Fitzgerald. Before this year, being a blow in to Ireland only 6 years ago, I’d heard of the Rose of Tralee but had never watched it and didn’t really know much […]

Three years ago I was very lucky to have stumbled across the perfect house to rent on the West Waterford border close to a village called Clashmore.  Not only the house and countryside are ideal for me and my pets but my landlord and his family are absolutely the best. I say that and I’m […]

I had my few minutes claim to fame on the radio recently. For someone that can be quite shy normally and hide away I certainly surprised myself.

It’s Easter weekend. Four days holiday for me and I’m spending it at home just relaxing I hope. Or escaping to the beach for some dog walks.

For my Mum, Betty Phillips, on Mother’s Day 2011.

I went to see Lyre Dyce perform in Dungarvan, Co Waterford recently. It was refreshing to hear a young band that was actually very good and appealed to all ages of the sold out audience in the Town Hall.