I did do a review of the year 2008. But it’s onwards and upward and whilst we head into 2010… here’s a look back on the last 12 months of 2009.
*If I missed or forgot something or someone – just hollar and I will ammend as soon as possible
- January saw this garden weblog nominated for the Irish Blog Awards
- February launched the new Donegan Landscaping website whilst I also picked up a Quality award for 2008.
- In March the PR industry kicked off the 2nd garden guest sessions whilst I continued to work on radio talking about yet more gardening…
- In April the ultimate chickens arrived whilst I got nominated for a Net Visionary Award
- May saw me make the Net Visionary Awards shortlist and as I continued to do my garden give away - The Richard Corrigan debacle kicked off – he was joined in that department by The Green Party
- In June I visited Osnabruck Botanical Gardens as they celebrated their 25th birthday and I also had the honour to speak at the Greenhouse social media seminar in Limerick
- July was probably the funniest month in the history of the blog with the ‘How Green Is…?’ series – pure genius
- August saw the garden group get grooving whilst the red satellite joined bagatelle and the Lord Mayor of Dublin in my Smithfield show garden
- September saw The Gardeners Weekend kick off
- October saw me head to Kilkenny to compete in The Irish Conker Championships whilst I built a garden for Repak Recycle Week
- November saw me head to South Africa with The Niall Mellon Township to build gardens once again.
- December was kicked off with the Carbon Neutral Revolution and Trim 2025
Whilst I flicked through my diary and realised just how much I actually had done… it should be noted that none of this would make any sense without someone to share the stories, the laughter and equally the tears with. I am forever greatful to the so many great friends and people I have met along this years road. Thank you.
Did I enjoy it? Every second. Don’t get me wrong… no road is an easy an easy one especially when I work in an industry that is so weather dependant and I am self employed. That is not a complaint…. more an additional reason to appreciate the people who stand tall by my side when time are tougher and there too when we laugh our socks off.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh. Nollaig Shona duit. Slán agus beannacht.
Thank you again, for everything.