Aug 26 2014

Blog Awards

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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 .pdf and this might not be suitable for a lot of you on your mobiles … but it is pages and pages long – a very interesting Q&A with the three bloggers I interviewed. Maybe table it for later … with a glasheen of wine or a lovely craft beer?

Totally worth your time if you are a blogger or especially if you want to hire a blogger to do a bit of writing for you.

The kids are back to school this week on Thursday. I will cherish the silence in my house and I will think of you all, fondly of course, as I resume life as a stay-at-home Mum eating bon bons and drinking excessive amounts of Nespresso.

I’ll be back to blogging on a more regular schedule too I reckon … so brace yourself.

Ok – clicky down below the image for a bit of a read … and feel free to leave lovely comments in the box when you have finished digesting it all. All the nasty comments will be printed out and sent off to be laid to rest on the men’s room floor in the local pub – where they belong.

That’s all I got for now,


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Click link below for a read …oh and if it brings you to another screen where you have to click the .pdf again…just click it!

Go figure..pain in the ass, I know.

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  • Lovely jovely … Is this thing on?

  • It is! I suppose I’d better write you that love letter now. 😉

    In all seriousness though, I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your kind words. I love that you “get it” that you understand that blogging has to be real. Blogging can sometimes be like talking to yourself in an empty room so it’s brilliant to have somebody appreciate what you do.

    Can’t wait to see what you do now you’re finished with college (for now)! x

    • Thanks C. I know…I still feel like I’m talking to the wall but am then bowled over when I meet a neighbour or friend or get an email from someone that read a blog post and tells me all about it…

      You must have been talking to my husband…because he is asking the same question…’what next now that I am finished with college? ‘for now’ … I won’t lie…there is a chance that the PhD will get tossed on to the table for 2015…but I am not in the mood to jump right into it and did not even start the process of looking at what it all entails to just submit and get accepted.

      Anyway…. Back to the nuts and bolts for now. I have missed blogging..academia makes ya blid with academic words and takes it’s toll tremendously in the crewtive side of the brain…so for sure I will be enjoying the break for a wee while ..but it have something lined up to keep me busy for a few hours a week starting in September – stay tuned x

  • Hi Móna,

    Another great blog, thank you for sharing with us. I have often thought about blogging, I am involved in so many aspects of ‘tourism industry’ life and find it a challenge to keep everyone updated on my shenanigans. With a new path ahead of you enjoy the time out, I have no doubt a PhD beckons but some time for you is essential and hopefully we will be ‘doing stuff’ together very, very soon!

    • Cáit,

      I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to read your blog. I think it is such a great way to have a voice and you have so much expertise to share.
      I am chomping at the bit for ‘stuff to do’ and just finished writing a NINE page synopsis of the eCar adventure for Renault Ireland today and the kids only back in school today! … how lovely it is to have time x

  • Thank you ..again .. for an enjoyable read. I think I would like Conor’s comment about “empty plates and preparing serving and enjoying a good meal ” as my epitaph …. definitely one of life’s enduring pleasures.
    Enjoy your “LEASURE” time !.

    • Hi there!
      Thanks ousel for popping in for a read Sarah.
      All going well — transitioning from ‘all go’ to ‘nowhere to go’ is interesting for me and I’m sure will take some getting used to
      but it is very nice to take a break. Yes – the empty plates and feeding people line of thinking keeps us bonded.
      Conor will be down to Galway later in the year and we are planning a fun evening .. and both of us will blog it from our very different perspectives. Should be fun!

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I am a native Galway girl that seems to be drawn to professions that rhyme with 'err'. Writer, Mother, Restauranteur, Wedding Planner, Dishwasher, Grass cutter, Cocktail maker. I suppose you could say I am a well rounded entrepreneur.
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