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Donegan Landscaping 2001 – 2013, The Logo

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It was way back in 2001 when I first got the Donegan Landscaping logo made, my first year in business and I was but 24 years of age. I think I’m 25 in the image above taken at Howth Golf Club, one of my earliest contracts and I only knew one person with a digital camera at that time….

Fast track to 2013 and a few computers to the recycling centre later where I had managed to lose every image contained within; you know the usual…. would you like to back up your computer…. remind me later…. your computer would like to perform spontaneous combustion…..

Anyhow, no original images left and some years later, I needed my logo yesterday [so to speak] and the largest size file I could find it at was 16kb. That’s very small. Or not large enough to use anywhere without it looking brutal.

I called Davy MacDonald. You may remember Davy. He’s the guy who made this….

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…which makes him pretty much a logo, tech, design, guru genius. Above all else he also a pure gentleman.

What I did with the logo above, which he recreated onto a clear back drop [very impotanté and also see below], was this on my new, to me, jeep. The previous vehicle had earned its keep. But by far more logic than that, it was silver in colour and as Davy advised, for me that was never a good backdrop colour for the donegan landscaping logo.

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And then I went and done this… yes for the first time since God only only knows when, I have new business cards. The previous versions as a by the way included a fax number….. And technology as Davy will tell you has come a long way since 2001. They, just like the work horse vehicle also needed a revamp/ refresh, a fresh coat of paint and don’t they both look very smart-er, now.

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Why am I noting this on the garden blog ?

If there’s one thing I know it’s when the shoe hits the fan, the people in your corner nee the friends you hold dearest are the one that are usually there, for me, literally at the drop of a hat and when you need them most. Don’t get me wrong business is still business, but it is good to have friends like Davy MacDonald and a vehicle with no logo is pretty pointless; and I like to get things done, today, yesterday, last week.

It’s also nice to say thank you. Something I explain to my daughter every day.

Back to it, I had some new years resolutions most necessary for the business that is Donegan Landscaping. Those objectives were only going to look very good and be done once and very right. They have been and thanks to Davy, I have just crossed 2 off the list.

Part 3 has been in progress for some time. Updates to follow….

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The Sodcast – Episode 13

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The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.


Listen to The Sodcast in MP3 – or subscribe/ listen to the podcast in iTunes. Alternatively, subscribe to the blog and listen to them right here. Missed Episode 12 of the garden podcast ?

First Up:

Thanks to Repak recycling – who sponsored the sodcast for the month of October.

Fancy a fancy garden….? Contact me on….

This Week On The Blog:

Images For The Podcast:

Links For The Podcast:

Davy Mac Donald is a legend – nice news coming soon.

Speaking of which, I tidied up the homepage for my landscaping website. I think it looks better…?

Jane Powers noted : Bad news for Monsanto here: http://bit.ly/146vL8 and here: http://bit.ly/diwGeN But will anyone pay any attention? Jane is most probably right you know. I wrote this post on Weedol and Scotts – check out all the comments 😉

@antonmannering Anton Mannering says You get what you pay for… http://post.ly/17kyC

This Weeks Oddities:

I wrote this post about Sonairte and pumpkins last year and I also wrote this post on Sonairte itself. Halloween on the horizon – this is what they have this year….

On Saturday 30th October, between 11am-1pm, Deirdre Rogers visits the centre for a workshop of Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Festive Crafts. This workshop is suitable for all the family, and all participants should bring a glass jam jar which, with Deirdre’s help, will be turned into a scary Halloween direction.

On Sunday 31st of October Sonairte will host its Halloween Family Fun Day. This event, which includes our regular Food and Craft Fair, will feature lots of games, fancy dress competition, zombie hunt, pumpkin bowling, scary stories and loads more.

Visit The Sonairte Website – for more details

Say no to topped trees – I agree.

Jason Roe had his BTW meet up last week. I’m now thinking I should do Movember. I also wanted to say thanks to Jason. A bit like the garden group, Jason does it free gratis and for the craic. I like that. It’s not always about the money….. right ? 😉 That reminds me, Open Coffee Drogheda is on soon. Good girl Mary.

Thanks to Stephen O’Leary – I now know Movember has an Anthem

And Finally:

one of the worst jokes I have ever heard….. 😀 Still made me laugh.

The advantages of audio and the internet. I listened to this whilst typing this post. The advantages of knowing Paul O’Mahony. I have noted those two places for my next visit there. Paul is right about the ducks 😉

Go Raibh Míle Maith Agaibh

I am a really lucky fortunate guy. I have great friends. I know some really kind people. Really kind.

Now and again it’s important to say thanks. Put simply, that is all this post is……

Sunday just gone, afternoon, sitting at my kitchen table having coffee were Bernie Goldbach and his family, all the way from Cashel Co Tipperary – Bernie had come to Dublin to set me up with some new audio recording equipment; Phil Murtagh was there too – setting up my laptop that he got me out of bed to go and help me choose and buy [sunday rules apply here – hello Michael!]. Also there, for no apparent reason was George Foxe. I must make really good coffee.;)

The night before Luke Donegan [no relation] sent me this logo [see left] to spruce up my twitter page. No apparent reason. Luke has previously designed the #sodcast iTunes logo and the garden group logo’s. Watch this space. I hope he remebers me wants his garden done when he’s rich and famous 😛

Two days previous at around 9.30pm Krishna De spoke with me on Skype, just chatting about things I should and could do. krishna is a genius in her field [be dum] and to have that chat – money simply couldn’t buy it. She also has one of the best smiles I have ever seen 😀 Some time ago, Krishna gave me a lift. From Limerick.

This morning I spoke to Gordon Murray. Another tech genius. Another gentleman. He lives in Cork. The fact that the internet is not a garden helps a lot knowing that my computer and his garden have amazing similarities. He owes me a pint. It’s my notebook 😆

Take Brian Greeene and the sodcast intro jingle. Mark Rock of audioboo who I shall see shortly in London. Gentleman. Also Kevin Coleman of Back Page Football, Davy Mac Donald previously for my website header – Adrian McMahon and years [literally] of advice. Anthony McGuinness, Darren Byrne…. the list is literally endless. All in some form or other have been there for me and usually when I needed it the most.

Thanks also to Eoin kennedy, David and Daryll for Friday, it was an honour to be in your company. I think golf clubs would be a really bad investment. Thanks also to the lads at Simply Zesty for the lovely cup of tea 😉

There a long list of names I should have here, I know that. If I’ve left you out…. I know you know it’s not intentional….. Please do hollar and I’ll sneak it in. It wouldn’t be the same without you. I know also that in those above and so many more are simply great friends who I have laughed, possibly cried and smiled after with.

If you ever have the honour to work with any of those mentioned above, tell them I said thanks, again.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh.