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 www.feilefm.com.
Paul and Chris said they would like me to come to the Studio every week as opposed to a phone in – how great is that! But hang on a minute – I have a sneaking feeling they only want me for my buns……………………….of the fresh cream variety supplied by Ditty’s Home Bakery of Castledawson – and Friday is fresh cream Friday.
If you have not yet paid a visit to Dittys of Castledawson or Magherafelt you do not know what you are missing. My hands down favourite has to be their chocolate muffins – my mouth’s watering just thinking about them! Robert Ditty is a personal hero to my three children who hold him in the highest esteem – I dare not drive through Castledawson without a visit to the bakery that has received a Royal visit/seal of approval. I have also heard Gerry Anderson saying he often samples the delights on offer in the bakery.
” Robert Ditty is known far and wide for his inspirational work in promoting Northern Ireland’s unique bakery tradition. He’s the driving force behind the Artisan Bakers of Northern Ireland, a guild of home bakeries. Ditty’s Home Bakery is a thriving third-generation bakery based in Castledawson, Northern Ireland.
Its delicious sweet and savoury biscuits are handmade using only the finest ingredients. Ditty’s biscuits are sold in many high-end restaurants, food shops and hamper companies throughout the British Isles, Europe and the USA.” (source www.dittysbakery.com – couldn’t have put it better myself so I left it to the experts but Mr. Ditty is an inspirational man with great vision).
I cannot finish this blog without bigging up my new friend Stephen Brown of The Adventure Team in Gortin – featured on this evening’s Gary and Danielle’s Northern Exposure with Gary Lineker and his fiancee Danielle stopping by for some moutain biking. Check out the website at www.theadventureteam.co.uk.
If you have an event to promote – any type of event, any size, anwhere in NI – list it on www.whatsonni.com – it’s free and user friendly.