Monthly Archives: August, 2009

Hilden Beer and Music Festival 2009

Unfortunately I was unable to make the Festival but my new friend and acquaintance Mr. Alan Beck and his son went along on Sunday to sample the delights of the day. Here’s what Alan had to say… Re the Hilden Beer Festival A typical wet Sunday afternoon . It was . But it wasn’t . […]

Thousands flock to the Lammas Fair in Ballycastle!

Not knowing what to expect as I had not been to the Lammas Fair for many a year, we all bundled into the car (no, not the dog too) late Monday morning and headed off to sunny Ballycastle. Now I am a regular visitor to this beautiful town, as that is where all the clever […] hits the airwaves again on Feile FM (wee buns??)

Paul McCusker and Chris Love of Feile FM have very kindly asked us to do regular feature on the drivetime show on a Friday. So tune in to 103.2 FM if you are in the Belfast area or you can listen live online at Paul and Chris said they would like me to come […]

Open Coffee Culture NI

Open Coffee Coleraine hosted their second meeting last night and was once again a resounding success – more new faces which was great to  see – the word is getting out.   Personally I don’t have a problem walking up to complete strangers and introducing myself – after all – that’s why we are there.  As […]

Productive meeting with Glenovation Ballycastle

As some of you may or may not know, the brains behind the beauty of is the very talented (and patient!) team of web designers and programmers at Glenovation in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim. I had no hesitation writing the testimonial you can see here featured in their new brochure. We have had some very […]

Final Day of the Tall Ships Festival Belfast.

At last- with two reluctant children, one submissive child and husband in tow – I managed to make it to the Tall Ships Festival. Yes, I know what you are thinking – that’s 3 times this week she’s been to Belfast! It was well worth it and completely lived up to the hype for me […]

Féile FM Belfast visit 14th Sep 09

Friday saw me travelling up to Belfast again (wow – twice in one week!) to meet the host of the popular drive time show of Féile FM – the lovely Paul McCusker. I met Paul on Facebook and he very kindly invited me to the studio to give a plug and also to do […]

Open Coffee Mid Ulster Launch Date Set for 9/9/09

At last plans are under way for an Open Coffee Mid Ulster. I had the pleasure of meeting with Dawn Baird of Sensei Learning and Performance ( and Stephen Brown of  The Adventure Team ( earlier this week to start planning the launch of the first Open Coffee Mid Ulster. The date has been set […]

Converse Models Agency Belfast Launch at the Ivory 10th Aug 09

After a long absence from the Belfast social scene (approx 21 years!!) my niece and I ventured to the big smoke last night at the kind invitation of Donal Doherty to attend the launch of the Converse Models Agency. The venue was the fabulous Ivory Restaurant / Bar on the 3rd Floor at the House […]

Belfast Taste and Music Festival Aug 09

Well I had a great time in Botanic yesterday with my friend Chris – thanks to the Belfast Taste and Music Fest. Not knowing what to expect we were more than pleasantly surprised. A bargain at a fiver for the entertainment and great company we met on the day. Being from the heart of mid […]