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 in this area with the great restaurants on our doorsteps and even wrote a post about them.   continue reading…

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Bad spelling bugs me.  I realise that on Social Media updates are typed fast so typos will happen or words are shortened to fit into 140 characters.  Text speak is taking over the wonderful English language and it’s very sad to see.  I’m often typing faster than my brain is engaging so I know how simply mistakes are made but why shorten a word if you don’t have to? One of my jobs is as a Moderator for Bizsugar.com and I read a lot of blogs daily, often seeing poor spelling, and it really doesn’t have to be that way. continue reading…

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How do you know what you are good at doing unless you’ve tried it? Taking that big step out there into the big bad world and giving it a go. It’s a hard step to make and I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone unless you have some sort of financial freedom or, like me at the time, nothing to lose. continue reading…

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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 not just fine cuisine is available but also good honest food that is delicious too.  So let me take you on a good food tour from Dungarvan to Midleton via my favourite places to eat. continue reading…

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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 get to show off some pics too. continue reading…

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Derbhile Dromey is a freelance writer, originally from Clonmel, Co Tipperary and now living in Waterford. Despite running her busy business, WriteWords Editorial, helping people and companies with all their writing needs, Derbhile found time to write her debut novel, The Pink Cage.

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A year ago this week I set up Sian’s and here is the first blog I wrote at the time – Sian’s.  I didn’t really know how it would take off, I just knew I had to give it a try and do some kind of work.  So I put together a list of what I knew I could do, and do well, and started to spread the word via Social Media.  Everyone that knows me will know I’m not one for group networking so Social Media has been brilliant for me. continue reading…

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Recently I’ve been chasing up some Vat invoices on behalf of one of my clients and I’m shocked at companies that don’t know how to produce a correct Sales Vat Invoice for their business – even those with accounts departments. Goodness knows how they are accounting for their Vat therefore. I previously wrote a post on Bloggertone about helping to prevent Vat fraud by making sure your invoices are correct and some of the information below will be the same. continue reading…

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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 about it. I thought it was just a beauty contest for Irish women. continue reading…

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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 a landlord myself.  Over the three years I feel they’ve adopted me into their lovely family and I’m always included in family occasions. continue reading…

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