About me……I’m Margaret, born in Limerick way back when, and then on my sixteenth birthday the family moved to Dublin.
That was an interesting experience for a 16 year old – new school, new friends, etc. I survived it and went on to spend most of my life working for various companies in Dublin city. I became the total city girl – theatre, cinema, clubs, rugby, races, etc. etc.
Having worked for others for so many years, during the last recession in the ’80’s I started my own business, which ran quite well (I was never going to be a millionaire at it, but I made a decent living) up to the late 1990’s.
Then a man walked into my life (now Farmer Alfie) and we set up a business in Dublin which we ran for a number of years.
In 2003 we decided to move out of the city and started the search for a new place to live, with no exact idea of a location. We’ve ended up here in North Tipperary and I often say ‘we should have moved years earlier’. We have had so much fun and enjoyment in our new neighbourhood, and as I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘A Year in Provence’ by Peter Mayle all those years ago, I thought it was time I started to log (blog) our life here in the country, and the conversion of a city girl to a country girl.
I’ve only recently realised that John Thaw (the thinking woman’s sex symbol!) played the part of Peter Mayle in the movie of the book…. will have to get that out and watch. I used to be a huge Morse fan, there was nothing nicer than pizza, glass of wine and Morse on TV!
Back to Alfie and I…. we both thoroughly enjoy our food…. grow our own pigs and sheep, keep hens and ducks and try to grow most of our own vegetables. We are also the ‘humans’ to 2 dogs and a cat.
In 2013 we entered into the world of hosting via AirBnB, and have to say we’ve enjoyed meeting wonderful people from all over the world.
This blog is about food, gardening, life in the country, photography and anything else that happens to spring to mind or exercise the brain!
I hope you will enjoy reading of some of our adventures and mis-adventures. If you enjoy the read, please pass on the word!