The thought some people put into their stores, in this case The Science Gallery gift shop, amazes me. In fairness to The Science Gallery though, the same goes for their coffee shop and their exhibitions. As important, it always amazes me, everytime I go in there. I couldn’t but not interview the team behind The Science Gallery gift shop.
Cue the festive period…. looking for a gift suggestions for the
man person who has everything something ? Pressies for the gardener, gifts for the junior outdoors enthusiast, they have it all and I ask them their top 10 gifts for Christmas and why.
Friday 16th of December The Science Gallery Gift shop are our guests on The SodShow…….
If pressies of monetary value are not order of the day, but more the thought that counts….. Personally, I wouldn’t argue with someone bringing me for a tour of their current exhibition Surface Tension and a mugga coffee.
As a by the way they note:
Our shop and café will be open on Friday December 23rd from 8am to 6pm, before Science Gallery closes for Christmas holidays. We will re-open on Tuesday January 3rd 2012, and our current exhibition SURFACE TENSION: THE FUTURE OF WATER will run until January 21st 2012.
Contact Science Gallery
Phone: +353 1 896 4091
The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.
the above all thanks to DavyMac 😀
Anything else you can contact me in the following ways
- via the contact page on DoneganLandscaping.com
- Fancy a Sodcast Mug for your cuppa…. ? because [say Pierce Comms] of course there is a consumer emotional attachment to brands and logos
This Week On The Blog:
none for this week….
Links For The Podcast:
- Christmas gift ideas for the garden
- Christmas Tree Farm – near ballyboughal
- holly trees ?
- growing pumpkins from seed
Images For The Podcast:
This Weeks Oddities:
- 7up Christmas on Ice
- Tales of Medieval Dublin
- @Recycle4Wales @TidyPlanet : Go green and save your old TV from landfill
- Ella McSweeney Euro 125 for a 5 ft Christmas tree from Milltown when you can buy a 6 footer for Euro 25 direct from a farmer? That’s all a bit 2005.
- Curlydena says I might like these upcycled seed markers
- via @conor pope A snowman with exemplary taste in newspapers: http://bit.ly/eii0W2 via @paulhealy10
- almost forgot….. late addition courtesy of Arabellasock 😀
Will Knott asks:
I have pumpkins. Two small (put one fist in the other sized) “live” pumpkins that were decorations for haloween. If I want the seeds inside to grow, what should I do. At the moment they are sitting in the front garden, frozen. Will they rot down and plant themselves, or do I need to break them open?
Love the podcast
- On the FM: Dublin – 89.9 Limerick-105.5 Cork-106.7 Galway-89.5 South East-103.8 – They also have The Christmas Fm iPhone app or you can listen online all over the world
- They are @ChristmasFM.ie on twitter and also Niall O’Keefe as @niallOK
- I also love their range Christmas jumpers and this is my new favourite Christmas song
You can catch the Niall O’Keeffe show on Saturday evening. Don’t forget to Text XMAS and your message to 57000 and let Niall know you’re listening….
Nice way to end the podcast. Thanks Niall, enjoyed that 😀
Bit too early you for this you say….? In the garden calender, you have less than 9 weeks to the years end.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….
Christmas gift buying can be a tedious affair particularly when buying for…. well, just about anyone. I don’t know about you but, I know as sure as Willy Wonka will be on tv this Christmas, I have never bought myself aftershave, shirts or socks, in the last 10 years. That is by no means a complaint. Far from it. What I’m really looking forward to however is my first ever Christmas knitted wooly jumper…. you know the one with the reindeer on it… the Daddy ‘rocking around the Christmas tree’ ones…. 😉
On that note I have 10 real green garden gifts that will make your life that little bit easier.
Give It The Garden Once-Over:
A makeover, a facelift… you may simply require that little extra professional touch to brighten up the front or back garden for the festive season. Weeding the beds, some bark and some berried plants or simply some additional instant planting. Planted exactly to your liking or positioned to brighten up that apartment, existing garden or balcony.
Instant Colour Planters:
For the office or home, for inside or out. One for the entire office or one just for Mary. Culinary or colour or simply pretty and inviting. A living gift that will last that little bit longer and will spice up that Christmas dinner.
A Tree Is For Life – Not Just For Christmas:
Email or call. Your trees or tall shrubs can be fruiting and small and – or native and tall. Planted on your date of choice or simply delivered to your recipients door.
Especially For You:
Maybe you have an existing garden but you’d like something that little bit more unique and one off. You’ve searched the stores and you’ve had no luck there. How about a garden feature made just for you ?
In Need of some Sound Advice:
Reckon you may like to do the job yourself but simply don’t know where to start…? Book a day with yours truly to get the best from your garden whilst in your garden. Your very own garden class, a consultation, plant shopping or a garden layout. As you wish…
The Ultimate Garden Design:
Scheduled, time-lines, products and plants. All drawn and planned – all in order, organised and tailor made to suit your budget and space in your great outdoors.
The Seasonal Hair Cut:
The hedge, the trees the lawn. It may not be the Phoenix Park but sometimes the arms of others are better used, letting you get on with the things that matter more.
A Class Apart:
Fancy your very garden class just for you and your group of friends. A day out in your garden or at your place of work, one with your very own group of budding gardeners should be just the ticket. Green by grow your your own or specific to the more amenity side of the garden, maybe you’d like to mix them both… The choice is yours. All materials can be supplied and the time-lines and times to suit yourself. All you have to do is turnip turn up. Simply send me and email or drop me a line.
Everything You Need For The DIY:
If you fancy giving it all a try yourself…. all of the pieces to complete the puzzle hand picked, delivered and wrapped if you wish. All of the garden products you could ever need to complete the tasks at hand or to put that final addition to that great outdoors.
Depending on the person you have in mind, that may not be such a surprise 😉 Pop me an email or pick up the phone. There’s something out there for everyone….
You can as always contact me via the following options.
- by email email@example.com
- via this website: click the contact page
- call mobile – o876594688
If you didn’t get a Christmas card from me this year. Don’t be offended. I didn’t send any. My reason…
I took the money for this and gave it to a friend of mine called Amy. When you read what she has to say…. you’ll understand.
Amy explains it so well….
I have decided in a moment of madness to brave the Irish seas on December 25th in the name of charity…… I will be trying to raise a few bob for St Francis Hospice Raheny who provided palitive care for my beloved Gogs (Grandad) and invaluable support to my whole family! My Gogs passed away in February 08 and our last Christmas with him was very tough as he was very frail and ill. This has left Christmas in ours a little sad.. so asides from raising money I hope to bring some cheers to the house!
Funny thing is my Grandfather [pop] also passed away there….. Such a kind man that I loved and still miss very much. That said, I’m so happy to have really known him and Christmas will never be an unhappy one with such happy and fond and happy memories of him. If you read my 101 amazing facts – you’ll know why 😉
Back to it…. Heres to Amy, Carol and Jenny and Gog and all those at the St Francis Hospice who I know will be doing only their finest on Christmas Day.
Have a really happy one. And I’ll see you in the new year.
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