A couple of years ago, after moving into my house, I started growing herbs in my garden. They've worked out pretty well, though they didn't really appreciate the hot weather last summer.However the berries that I planted back then weren't exactly a "roaring success". It's taken two years for any of the bushes to bear any fruit and what fruit there has been so far wouldn't … [Read more...] about Berries!
I am a self-confessed coffee addict. I'm not quite sure when I started drinking coffee, but over time I've developed a fairly serious addiction. Apart from a period about 25 years ago when I was stuck in the Valle del Jerte without access to coffee I generally drink coffee starting from first thing in the morning.But I digressI was curious to see what the options were … [Read more...] about Buying Coffee Online in Ireland
Over the past few months I've been taking more photos using a "proper" camera ie. not with my phone. Sure, the quality of photos taken with phones these day is very good, but I still find that an actual camera does a better job.I've currently got a couple of cameras that I use:Panasonic DMC-FZ200 - lovely little camera, but a little bit bulky Leica C-Lux - nice and … [Read more...] about Getting Photos Printed Online
Making use of a greenhouse can make a lot of sense, but one family have taken that to a whole new level. They've put the greenhouse around their house.It's a very interesting concept, though you'd either need to be doing a new build or have a lot of space around an existing structure to even consider doing it.Here's a video that explains how it all … [Read more...] about Taking a Greenhouse to a new Level
Rothe House and Gardens are located in the heart of Kilkenny and they're well worth visiting.The house was originally built between 1594 and 1610 and the local archaeological society has lovingly restored it to its former glory.The weather over the Easter weekend was perfect for exploring the house and its lovely gardens.Part of the reconstructed wooden ceiling in … [Read more...] about Rothe House in Kilkenny city