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One year – tv free at home One year – tv free at home By Wise Words 10/11/14 18:23 Where to start … One year ago: Me: ‘Put down that remote’ Me: ‘Turn off the TV’ Me: ‘No you can’t watch cartoons all day.’ Ron: Clutches remote tightly … pretends he does not hear me. He is gifted at that. Kids: Throw hissy fit … whine, rant, rave , even...
Growing Spuds (outside) for Christmas Day Growing Spuds (outside) for Christmas Day By Wise Words 10/05/14 11:18 What? Impossible. I.Know. But this is the latest task bestowed upon us by our friends at GIY Ireland #GIYNation. They sent us a few seed potatoes and asked us to plant them outside, with the suggestion that we might have spuds for Christmas dinner. So a...
19 years and counting 19 years and counting By Wise Words 09/28/14 20:42 Funny how the time slips by so fast, isn’t it? One minute you are walking along minding your own business and the next minute you are wham! head over heels in love with a man who is just not that in to you. Well, at least not until you got him drunk on...
Driving an eCar….money…money….money Driving an eCar….money…money….money By Wise Words 09/23/14 16:48 Wow .. where to start. This journey we are on with the Electric Car from Renault Ireland and GIY Ireland has taken several twists and turns over the course of the summer. The first thing worth mentioning is … it is still summer here in Galway. Although...
So you are thinking of doing a PhD So you are thinking of doing a PhD By Wise Words 09/09/14 11:58 Well, everyone keeps asking ‘Are you going to do a PhD?’ … it seems like the next step doesn’t it? Hello husband of mine. Please, remember to place the oxygen mask firmly over your mouth first, and take a deep breath before bellowing out your outrage at...
By the time you read this …… i’ll be gone to work By the time you read this …… i’ll be gone to work By Wise Words 09/08/14 08:41 What? Work I hear you say? Yes. Work. As in the kind of work that pays in cold hard cash. But before you get too excited, it’s only a little job, with just a few hours per week, but it sure as heck makes me feel like going back to college for five long...
Blackberry Bourbon Old Fashioned Blackberry Bourbon Old Fashioned By Wise Words 08/30/14 18:46 My day starts so calmly. The most beautiful sunrises can be experienced in Ireland as soon as Autumn’s first blush occurs. A life-long early bird, I usually stumble out of bed somewhere between half five and six o’clock every morning and assuming there...
Blog Awards Blog Awards By Wise Words 08/26/14 19:31 I’ve had a little time on my hands these last few days and have put pen to paper – with the help of three terrific Irish Food Bloggers – to give you a little insight as to what kind of work is out there for food bloggers in Ireland today. I know it is a...
Can you cook weeds Can you cook weeds By Wise Words 07/31/14 19:13 Weeds. They are the most annoying thing, even for gardening experts. Even those with the greenest of thumbs will curse the blasted weeds that – at this time of the year – rule the ridges of the garden or allotment. Last night I got an email from someone...
Range anxiety with an Electric Car in Galway Range anxiety with an Electric Car in Galway By Wise Words 07/23/14 22:12 Summer has just left the building. We woke up this morning to an Autumnal air billowing about the bed and for the first time in a few months I had to close the bedroom window. This did not make me happy, as I like to leave it open for my bi-polar cat who...
How green are you? Renault Ireland Electric vehicle test drive How green are you? Renault Ireland Electric vehicle test drive By Wise Words 07/19/14 16:52 Summer is in full swing here in Galway. Our little city is heaving and groaning under the weight of holidaymakers as they fill and fuel our city for the annual Galway International Arts festival. This week, we were the lucky recipients of an electric vehicle!...
Family fun for free in Galway – and a chance to win a €2,000 vacation voucher with Aviva Family fun for free in Galway – and a chance to win a €2,000 vacation voucher with Aviva By Wise Words 07/10/14 12:57 Fun for the whole family and all for free – right here in Galway. With school holidays in full swing I am guessing that ‘Mom, I’m bored’ is a commonly used phrase in many homes around the island. Keeping a brood of children occupied for eight weeks of school...
‘somm’ at Galway Film Fleadh. Oenophiles take note – two tickets up for grabs ‘somm’ at Galway Film Fleadh. Oenophiles take note – two tickets up for grabs By Wise Words 07/04/14 09:35 I am not even going to try to hide the fact that this is a press release down below. If you are wondering which movie you should go see during the Galway Film Fleadh .. this one is right up your alley if you are working in the service industry or just happen...
{Giveaway} Thai Garden in #Galway #review #giveaway {Giveaway} Thai Garden in #Galway #review #giveaway By Wise Words 06/26/14 13:57 Thai Garden Spanish Arch, Galway (091) 567 865 Earlier this year – the folks from Thai Garden participated in the Galway Food Fest. Watch their little video here. It is just gorgeous. If Trip Advisor is anything to go by, and let’s face it, they do have...
Bog butter Bog butter By Wise Words 06/24/14 18:09 Bog Butter Dunmore residents give us the dish on an old delicacy by Móna Wise 15 June 2014 (Originally published in the Connacht Tribune on Thursday 19th June 2014) Dunmore Demesne golf club looked fabulous in all its summer glory as I wheeled my way through...
{Giveaway} The g hotel in Galway (review) {Giveaway} The g hotel in Galway (review) By Wise Words 06/21/14 15:02 The G Hotel Twitter T: +353 91 865200 “Welcome to the g hotel Ron & Móna – we hope you enjoy your stay” – That is what the note said when we checked into the g hotel a few weeks ago for a night of deliciousness. Over the last five years, we have dined […]...
Recipe for success at Kai Café in Galway Recipe for success at Kai Café in Galway By Wise Words 06/17/14 19:07 Couples who cook By Móna Wise *Originally published in the Connacht Tribune on Thursday June 5th 2014, where I am undertaking my work placement (newsroom) experience for the MA in Journalism at NUIG. These days, with the rates of divorce skyrocketing even...
Connemara Mountain Lamb Connemara Mountain Lamb By Wise Words 06/06/14 10:12 They all say that theirs is the best lamb you’ll ever taste. Every sheep farmer I’ve ever met will look you square in the eye and spin you the same sceál .. “Certified organic, free range over several hundred acres of mountains, by the sea, fed on a healthy...
Life as a part-time intern Life as a part-time intern By Wise Words 06/04/14 11:11 It’s no picnic at the top guys and dolls. I’m just finished with the first work placement with Education Matters and am delighted to report that they have offered to pay me and my colleague Caroline Duggan to continue on blogging and interviewing people...
Dare to dream Dare to dream By Wise Words 05/23/14 09:58 A couple of things popped up on my radar this week worth sharing. The first was the details of an informal chat I had with someone at our local (Galway) enterprise office. They are tossing about the idea of building a shared kitchen facility for small producers....
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