Last weekend we went van camping again, this time to the All Ireland Permaculture Gathering which was hosted this year by wonderful farmers in Co Tipperary. There was so much work done by members of the organising group before any of us arrived. Large tents  and marquees were set up for the many workshops that… Read More


Rainy summer days seem just perfect for geeking out and spending far too much time on the computer instead of being outdoors, frolicking in the rain. I do have great rain gear and it’s not cold outside despite the low hanging greyness of the supposedly summer days so I really have no excuse for becoming… Read More


What do you do if you have a cold and wish to avoid sugar? Most, in fact, almost all over-the-counter cold remedies contain sugar, some contain a lot of sugar. Is there any point in taking a cold-remedy that only serves to suppress your immune system? I’ve had a winter cold for the last few days, I’ve… Read More